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24 April 2005 @ 11:00 pm
masquerade {painted faces on parade}  
alternating between writing letters & writing for winterspark 4, and i've got quite a nice little setup in the lounge room right now, with everything including the laptop within arms reach. have been watching phantom of the opera and fahrenheit 9/11, but the latter i switched off halfway through because in all honesty it was depressing me too much. i hired it (thanks to the 2-for-1 blockbuster voucher i had so it was free with phantom anyway) because i thought it would inspire me to write but i have to admit that phantom of the opera is inspiring me much more. which is why i'm watching it for the 3rd time since yesterday. haha.

i'm writing a piece on sexual harrassment in the workplace for my zine, and i would really appreciate it if you wouldn't mind filling in this poll... and if you don't mind, perhaps spreading the word for other people to answer it too? i suppose i'm trying to get a "feel" for not just the prevalence of this, but the proportion of men versus women who get harassed. i know that this isn't a fair poll considering 90% of the people on my friends list are female (which is why it would be great if people could spread the word, just to make it a bit more... even, perhaps?) but i'm not using this as scientific 'proof' or anything like that, just to trigger some thoughts in my own mind. i've started writing the piece, i figure that doing this can't hurt... it's really just for my own interest because i've hit a bit of a writing block.

also, i realise that sexual harassment is as much perception as it is intention; what one person considers harassment may not be defined as such for someone else. this is just about what YOU BELIEVE.
also in the section about knowing people who have been harassed, i'm asking only for people that you know "in real life" - not people just from online. otherwise we could probably all just answer "yes" because the online world is so big and vague, we've all probably stumbled over a journal or a message board post from someone who has been... so this is just people that you know personally. family, friends, co-workers, relatives, classmates etc.
results are anonymous. {thankyouverymuchifyoudoanswer xx}

Poll #480965 sexual harassment in the workplace

please check the TWO items that refer to you (gender/whether you have or haven't been sexually harassed in the workplace}

i am female
3(3.3%)
i am male
0(0.0%)
i believe i HAVE been sexually harassed in the workplace
0(0.0%)
i believe i HAVEN'T been sexually harassed in the workplace
0(0.0%)

do you personally know of any FEMALES who HAVE been sexually harassed in the workplace? (NOT including people you know solely online)

yes
58(63.0%)
no
34(37.0%)

do you personally know of any MALES who HAVE been sexually harassed in the workplace? (NOT including people you know solely online)

yes
19(20.7%)
no
73(79.3%)

on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), how prevalent do you think sexual harassment in the workplace is against FEMALES (in general)?

Mean: 6.76 Median: 7 Std. Dev 1.54
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
4(4.4%)
4
5(5.6%)
5
9(10.0%)
6
10(11.1%)
7
37(41.1%)
8
15(16.7%)
9
8(8.9%)
10
2(2.2%)

on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), how prevalent do you think sexual harassment in the workplace is against MALES (in general)?

Mean: 3.72 Median: 4 Std. Dev 1.45
1
5(5.6%)
2
13(14.4%)
3
22(24.4%)
4
24(26.7%)
5
19(21.1%)
6
4(4.4%)
7
1(1.1%)
8
2(2.2%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

anything else?

 
 
 
feuille: #03mothhearted on April 25th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
i asked j to fill it out rather than myself, so i'm not sure if he answered on my behalf or his. gosh i am silly, but he works in a consistently mixed environment, while i work mostly alone now, but to mention a time where i have worked supervised by the owner of a store, i felt very intimidated by his comments about my body and his manner towards me which changed instantly when his wife became present, and among other things i believe it led me to resign.

i hope we were of some help.