Professor Blackstone’s latest Bangor Daily News Op Ed

Much Work Remains to End Workplace Harassment 

By Amy Blackstone, Special to the BDN • May 8, 2018 6:00 am
Updated: May 8, 2018 8:17 am

In recent months, we’ve seen extraordinary public attention focused on workplace sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women.

There is good reason for the attention. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission task force on sexual harassment reports that “anywhere from 25 percent to 85 percent of women report having experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.” In my own collaborative research, we’ve found that about one in three women and one in seven men define their experiences with potentially harassing behaviors such as unwanted touching and offensive sexual joking as sexual harassment.

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