Although many people in Texas would like to think that sexual harassment will eventually be a thing of the past, new research shows that it remains a real problem. This appears to be particularly true in the science field, where woman are sexually harassed or assaulted while doing research. Most of these sexual harassment acts take place at the hands of the female employees’ supervisors, according to the research.
Researchers focused on more than 100 men and over 500 women who have experience in scientific disciplines such as geology, archaeology and anthropology. More than 60 percent of the survey respondents said they experienced harassment. Meanwhile, 20 percent claimed to be sexual assault victims.