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More than half of women are bullied1 or harassed2 at work – often by members of their own sex, a major poll reveals on April 1.

Based on interviews with nearly 23,000 women and more than 2,000 men, the survey is the largest of its kind in the UK.
It reveals that the biggest enemy facing women in the office or other workplace is often other women, rather than their male colleagues.
Women who had been bullied by a member of their own sex said they felt they may have been targeted because their senior colleague felt threatened by their abilities.
The authors of the study said: 'Women often experience bullying3 by female colleagues and line managers.
'[This is] a point echoed by focus group participants who thought female bullies4 felt threatened by potential and ability and so exploited their position or authority to undermine.'
One in four women - all between the ages of 28 and 40 - said they had been undermined by a boss overloading5 them with work and constantly criticising them.
The same proportion said they had suffered from 'over-bearing supervision6 or other misuse7 of power or position'.
One in eight said they had been sexually harassed - defined as 'unwelcome comments of a sexual nature'.
This includes unwanted physical contact or leering, asking for sexual favours, displaying offensive material such as posters, or sending offensive emails or texts of a sexual nature.
The research was commissioned by the women's campaign group Opportunity Now and accountants PwC.
Helena Morrissey, a mother of nine and chairman of Opportunity Now, said: 'Women have told us they are ambitious, confident and feel supported by their partners in their career aspirations8.
They feel much less encouraged by their employers, however, both in respect of career development and the workplace culture, where bullying and harassment9 are still prevalent.'
One man who took part in the Project 28-40 research said: 'Senior males in my office are known for going after the younger women.
'It is a joke [but] goes on too much for that to be acceptable.'
The biggest enemy facing women in the office or other workplace is often other women, rather than their male colleagues, the study says.
One woman, who was not named, spoke10 of her own experience of being bullied at work. 'Bullying will always happen - but there needs to be an effective and open way of dealing11 with it,' she said.
'In mishandling what happened to me so badly, the organisation12 completely destroyed my faith in it and any belief I had that such a situation would not happen again.'
Young women, such as those in their twenties who have not yet had children, said they were 'pessimistic' about their ability to combine a career and a family life.
Around three in four women said they were 'nervous about the impact that having children will have on their career.' By comparison, only a third of men said they were worried.


1 bullied 2225065183ebf4326f236cf6e2003ccc     
adj.被欺负了v.恐吓,威逼( bully的过去式和过去分词 )
  • My son is being bullied at school. 我儿子在学校里受欺负。
  • The boy bullied the small girl into giving him all her money. 那男孩威逼那个小女孩把所有的钱都给他。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 harassed 50b529f688471b862d0991a96b6a1e55     
adj. 疲倦的,厌烦的 动词harass的过去式和过去分词
  • He has complained of being harassed by the police. 他投诉受到警方侵扰。
  • harassed mothers with their children 带着孩子的疲惫不堪的母亲们
3 bullying f23dd48b95ce083d3774838a76074f5f     
v.恐吓,威逼( bully的现在分词 );豪;跋扈
  • Many cases of bullying go unreported . 很多恐吓案件都没有人告发。
  • All cases of bullying will be severely dealt with. 所有以大欺小的情况都将受到严肃处理。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 bullies bullies     
n.欺凌弱小者, 开球 vt.恐吓, 威胁, 欺负
  • Standing up to bullies takes plenty of backbone. 勇敢地对付暴徒需有大无畏精神。
  • Bullies can make your life hell. 恃强欺弱者能让你的日子像活地狱。
5 overloading 5d6065404e868eff08c1dbdf99107858     
  • Enables multiple users to search the site without overloading the server. 使多个用户搜索网站,而无需超载的服务器上。
  • The driver got stripped down again for overloading his trunk. 那位卡车司机因为超载又受到责备。
6 supervision hr6wv     
  • The work was done under my supervision.这项工作是在我的监督之下完成的。
  • The old man's will was executed under the personal supervision of the lawyer.老人的遗嘱是在律师的亲自监督下执行的。
7 misuse XEfxx     
  • It disturbs me profoundly that you so misuse your talents.你如此滥用自己的才能,使我深感不安。
  • He was sacked for computer misuse.他因滥用计算机而被解雇了。
8 aspirations a60ebedc36cdd304870aeab399069f9e     
强烈的愿望( aspiration的名词复数 ); 志向; 发送气音; 发 h 音
  • I didn't realize you had political aspirations. 我没有意识到你有政治上的抱负。
  • The new treaty embodies the aspirations of most nonaligned countries. 新条约体现了大多数不结盟国家的愿望。
9 harassment weNxI     
  • She often got telephone harassment at night these days.这些天她经常在夜晚受到电话骚扰。
  • The company prohibits any form of harassment.公司禁止任何形式的骚扰行为。
10 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
11 dealing NvjzWP     
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
12 organisation organisation     
  • The method of his organisation work is worth commending.他的组织工作的方法值得称道。
  • His application for membership of the organisation was rejected.他想要加入该组织的申请遭到了拒绝。
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