A blokey culture that rewards ‘mates over merit’, tolerates sexual harassment and abuse, pays lip service to work-family balance, and perpetuates the gender pay gap has been exposed by a landmark survey of women in the Australian media.
According to the survey by Women In Media, a mentoring, networking and advocacy group supported by the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance:
*Discrimination remains rife, with policies “on paper, not in practice”: Only 11% of respondents rated them “very effective”.
*41% of women said they’d been harassed, bullied or trolled on social media, while engaging with audiences; several were silenced, or changed career.
*Only 16% of respondents were aware of their employer’s strategies to deal with threats.
*Almost half (48%) said they’d experienced intimidation, abuse or sexual harassment in the workplace.
More about Women in Media and the report here.