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Monday, January 17, 2022

Females voice out on LinkedIn harassment

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Key takeaways: 

  • The notes seem innocent at first.
  •  A proposal to join, a nod to a shared interest or equal industry – but then, they divert improper, sexual and offensive.

‘It’s not a compliment’ females on LinkedIn harassment: 

This is the conduct women are writing on LinkedIn, the experienced networking site with near to 800 million users in 200 nations worldwide.

While dangerous and offensive behaviour online is something females have undergone since the internet was first started –with much reported about harassment undergone on sites like Facebook and Twitter — LinkedIn, where users aim professional relationships, has now been counted to the list online spaces where females say harassment happens every day. 

Women and girls are a tremendous danger of undergoing violence online, particularly extreme types of harassment and sexual abuse, according to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and in the 2020 Statistics Canada Survey on Sexual Misconduct at Work, 25 per cent of women investigated stated they had been privately targeted with sexualized conducts in the workplace, including online job.

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Females speak out on LinkedIn harasment

Women who had been targeted “usually said that a man was always responsible,” the survey said, including 56 per cent of those surveyed who underwent improper communication, 67 per cent of those who underwent being disclosed to sexually graphic materials and 78 per cent of those who underwent disliked physical contact or implied sexual links.  Source – cbc.ca

Inappropriate communication was the most generally conveyed sexualized conduct, including sexual jokes, undesirable sexual attention, improper sexual comments and inappropriate conversations of sex life.

CTVNews.ca talked to six women regarding what they share as users on LinkedIn and was reached by dozens more with parallel stories of improper messages, harassment and abusive behaviour. Marketing Director Bella Mitchell spoke to CTVNews.ca in an email that the most typical improper messages she gets are from males on LinkedIn who come out to describe her they see her beautiful.

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