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A new study from the University of Michigan shows a strong relationship between active feminism and gender/sexual harassment at work. Fun! According to Kathryn Holland, a leading author in the study, “Women openly engaging in activism for women’s rights may pose a more obvious threat to the existing gender hierarchy—a hierarchy that grants more power to men than women…men may therefore feel greater motivation to sexually harass women who endorse feminist ideology.”

Immediately, Lewis’ Law comes to mind. Helen Lewis, a British journalist whose writing often tackles misogyny, tweeted “Comments on any article about feminism justify feminism.” While she was referring to responses to print and electronic publications, it is easily applicable to everyday verbal comments made towards feminist behavior. Women who are harassed at work are getting complete justification for their feminist efforts. [Rest.]

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