Newsflash: Sexist Jokes Negatively Affect Women At Work
3:15 pm, July 25th | by Amy Tennery
most some major companies work hard to dampen overt harassment, so called “low-level sexism” was found to have a negative effect on women’s morale and performance in the workplace, according to new report from the Melbourne Business School (which we found over at the Herald Sun).
“In the general population there is a perception it’s okay to engage in sexual slang and sexist jokes,” author Victor Rojo noted. You don’t say.
And what constitutes “low-level sexism”? Stereotyping, offensive jokes and behavior that “creates a culture where it’s okay to be a bully.” Doesn’t sound super “low-level” to me but as long as people have decided this is A Problem, that’s a step forward.
That being said, it would appear that studies like the Melbourne one, which “discover” workplace sexism is a problem, are released about once every few years. Seems we’ll need crushing mounds of evidence to prove the obvious after all.