More than a political issue, sexual harassment in the workplace is a common experience among women — and source of worry among men — in American society. With harassment allegations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain dominating the headlines, this survey, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates , shows the extent to which the subject resonates in the personal experiences and concerns of many Americans. Still, the overall number is far below its peak, 85 percent, in late That was a year after the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, accused of harassment by former co-worker Anita Hill; and during the sexual misconduct scandal that forced then Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore. Further, the number of men who worry about being falsely accused has eased a bit from 31 percent in to 25 percent now.
Woman also harass colleagues with wandering hands and crude taunts
Why Some Men Harass Women
They have sex about three times a week, which might strike many as enviable, considering that John and Jane—who are in their 40s—have been together for nearly two decades. Based on numbers alone, one might wonder why they need couples counseling at all. Or frequency. Or different. Jane has bought lingerie and booked hotel stays. She has suggested more radical-seeming potential fixes, too, like opening up the marriage. But her sexual struggles in a long-term relationship, orgasms and frequency of sex notwithstanding, make her something else again: normal.
More Men Report Sexual Harassment at Work
F or military women, before MeToo there was NotInvisible, our attempt to draw attention to the epidemic of sexual assault in the military which continues to be largely ignored by the American public. Now as the MeToo reckoning sweeps other industries, from Hollywood to politics, America is once again leaving service women behind. We women veterans and military women also felt emboldened to share our stories as MeToo entered the national conversation, but as the movement gains momentum we question why our voices are not included in this movement.
The beginning of the year is a rough time for the institution of marriage. Ashley Madison, a dating site for people looking to start extramarital affairs, reports in a press release that January and February are the site's biggest months for new signups. And in news that may or may not be related, divorce lawyers add that they see a surge in divorce filings after the holidays web searches for divorce peak mid-January, according to USA Today.