A new poll from CARE shows how much more feminists need to do.
This is why we need feminism.
The non-profit CARE recently released a survey on attitudes towards sexual harassment in the workplace—and the results are disturbing. Despite the awareness brought about the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the poll—which involved 9,408 adults across eight countries— finds that international attitudes toward sexual misconduct remain deeply mired in the 20th century.
Globally, more than a fifth of men (23%) say that it’s sometimes or always OK for an employer to expect or solicit intimate relations from an employee. That attitude is most prevalent in Egypt, where 62% of adult males concurred with that statement. More than half of Indian men (52%) also say that it’s alright to rank colleagues based on how they look, while 21% of young Ecuadorians aged between 18 and 24 say it’s acceptable to smooch a colleague at an office party without their consent.