New research suggests ones who do are more likely to exhibit other harassing behavior.
Although many did not perceive their behavior to be harassment, a third of U.S. men who are employed full time have done something within the past year at work that would qualify as objectionable behavior or sexual harassment, according to results from a survey published this week.
Approximately 25 percent of the respondents said they’d participated in gender harassment, which includes telling crude jokes or stories and sharing inappropriate videos.
Ten percent reported having engaged in actions relating to unwanted sexual attention, such as touching or commenting on someone’s body.
The survey, produced by The New York Times, leading sexual harassment researchers and polling and media company Morning Consult, also found that men who admitted to having shared sexual stories or jokes were roughly five times as likely to say they’d engaged in other harassing behaviors.
For more on what the survey revealed about instances of gender harassment at work, view this New York Times article.