Female researchers in Antarctica often encounter sexual harassment – Human – Science and technology

Women who work at research stations in Antarctica often encounter sexual harassment.

This follows from a report published by the Australian government on Friday. Problematic behavior faced by female researchers includes sexual innuendos and jokes, inappropriate suggestions for intercourse or showing pornographic material, according to a report commissioned by the Australian government after several complaints from female researchers.

Gender equality expert Meredith Nash said the environment at research stations is “homophobic” and women are often only seen as objects of sexual desire for men.

People who live at Australian research stations in Antarctica sometimes have to live together in a small space for more than a year and work in extreme conditions, AFP reminds.

The researchers said that the Antarctic stations are literally “permeated with a culture of sexual harassment”. The report also says that women had to hide the fact that they were menstruating, for example.

“When I first learned about this and heard the testimonies of people, I was shocked and disappointed,” said Australia’s Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek. She added that the behavior described in the report was unacceptable.

Source: Pravda – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.

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