Sexist Jokes at Work Cause Stress for Women … and Educated Men

Discrimination sign As you know, we love interesting research about women and work and recently I found a study which showed sexist jokes told in law enforcement settings cause stress, not only for women but for their male colleagues too. The main researcher at Kansas State university, Don Kurtz theorised "that women's stress levels increased because the jokes were often belittling or sexually inappropriate while the jokes also potentially caused stress for men with a higher education.

These men, whose perceptions on gender might have been challenged by their education, were perhaps less likely to exhibit sexist attitudes but were still affected by the environment in which they worked where such jokes were commonplace." Sounds like it's time to put an end to telling sexist jokes at work, for every-one's sake.  

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