The national discussion of sexual harassment is now front and center, with allegations coming out against men in various industries, from the Silicon Valley tech scene to Hollywood. Women across the country are being empowered to speak up and share their stories using the #MeToo hashtag.
What’s missing from most of the narrative around sexual harassment are the voices of men, leaving many questions about men’s education on sexual harassment, complicity and empathy.
We decided to survey more than 750 men across the country on a variety of these topics and these are our findings:
45% of respondents say they have witnessed someone being sexually harassed
Respondents who have witnessed sexual harassment indicated they have witnessed it in the following environments:
Work - 50%
Party/Bar/NightClub - 50%
Street - 47%
School - 43%
Public Transportation - 32%
In summary, we found that though men may not always be clear as to what exactly constitutes sexual harassment, they do recognize it to be a problem and many are willing to speak up against it.
At Instamotor, we are passionate about diversity and ensuring that we provide a safe and comfortable work environment for all employees. In an industry flooded with hushed sexual harassment scandals, we welcome an open dialogue about these issues and encourage our employees to speak up if they hear or see anything that makes them uncomfortable.
We surveyed 750 adult men in the United States about their experience and feelings about sexual harassment and assault via the survey platform Pollfish. The survey was conducted between October 20, 2017 and October 21, 2017.
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