Sexually harassed women would rather flee than fight
Researchers looked at how the office politics of an organization affected women’s belief in their own ability to change the situation. In organizations where internal politics played a greater role in the decision-making process, female employees reported more instances of sexual harassment. In organizations that placed a greater emphasis on equality and fairness, women tended to fight for fair treatment.
The study defined sexual harassment as offensive, sexually suggestive comments (gender harassment), repeated harassment intended to lead to sexual relations, and actual sexual coercion.