Six diverse Australian women appeared on the front page of The Age yesterday.
At first glance it’s not immediately obvious what connects them to one another — although the headline, The Big Sleaze, certainly hints at it.
Each of the women has experienced harassment at work; from customers, students, clients and patients.
Their stories are among 20 which appeared inside the newspaper in a two-page spread on the hidden, gendered epidemic rife in Australian workplaces.
“I’ve had people masturbating in change rooms. Menacing situations where people ask leading questions to establish whether you are alone in the store,” retail worker Megg told Fairfax.
“You develop a low-lying sense of vigilance that’s always there, all the time.”
The difference between men and women applying for jobs (post continues after video):