Culture of silence allows sexual harassment to thrive


Silence will only allow sexual harassment to thrive in workplaces. Photo: 123rf.com

On his first day of work as an intern at a media organisation, James* was told by his supervisor that he could gain a lot of experience during his five-month stint if he was willing to put in the hours.

He was also told that the company “wasn’t the perfect workplace” – among the things the supervisor informed him about was that there had been several cases of sexual harassment in the past, which he may hear about during his tenure.

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