Sexual Harassment: focus on institutional culture

This article presents it as surprising, but I’m certainly not surprised:

“It’s not about rooting out the bad apples; we need to focus on the whole barrel,” said Lilia Cortina, a professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan and one of 21 experts who authored the report. “When organizations really cultivate a climate that makes clear it will not tolerate sex harassment, employees are much less likely to engage in sexual harassment,” she said.

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Thanks, T!

2 thoughts on “Sexual Harassment: focus on institutional culture

  1. I think this whole discussion is interesting, and I wonder if there is any research done into what could be “natural“ dating practices or mating rituals of the human being.

    Because I wonder; if we think about that 1/3 of our life we are asleep, and then 1/3 of our life we are at the workplace. Are we supposed to or is it better to supply rules or time frames or particular ways of speaking such that people can date?

    For example let’s say that there is not supposed to be any sort of attraction or expressed attraction between man and men or women and women or men and women at the workplace.

    How are people supposed to even know whether or not they like each other?

    And I’m asking this in a purely it’s like just a cool cents, not in an ethical sense.

    Are we supposed to designate rules of conduct such that the only time that two individuals can express their attraction to each other is when they are not sleeping and not working?

    How is anyone supposed to fall in love the way?

    I think these are valid questions.

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