Below the surface: the real costs of sex-based harassment

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Ted Rizzo, Natacha Stevanovic-Fenn, Genevieve Smith, Allie Glinski, Lila O'Brien-Milne and Sarah Gammage

The wave of public accusations of sexual harassment and assault fostered by the #MeToo movement has rolled across workplaces in the U.S. and globally, shattering the prevailing silence on sex-based harassment and illuminating how sexual harassment negatively affects workers, particularly women, personally and professionally. In light of its mission to advance gender equity, which fundamentally requires understanding how society forges notions of masculinity and femininity, ICRW entered the discourse with the intent of going beyond the polemic and adding important new evidence on the economic costs of sexual harassment to businesses.