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http://uk.businessinsider.com/fast-food-workers-face-rampant-sexual-harassment-2017-3?r=US&IR=T

The first thing in the article that raises questions is the sample used for the survey, it was an online survey and so automatically a sample bias is presented of those who would complete an online survey as opposed to those who might be too busy/not caring enough (as they have not experienced sexual harassment and thus perhaps do not feel it relates to them) to complete the survey. 1200 respondents is a good number however a higher number would have been better and including male employees would have been a good additional step in the research, also specifying the ethnicity of respondents would have allowed the research to perhaps pierce the veil of whether or not sexual harassment is racially motivated in different areas (e.g. southern USA). The article groups together less intense forms of sexual harassment like jokes with intense forms of sexual harassment such as rape in a way that simultaneously shocks the reader by associating this high figure with what they perceive to be a greater threat then the reality of it is (though derogatory jokes are still bad) thus it is slightly misleading (though derogatory jokes are still sexual harassment) and the article should clarify the different categories of sexual harassment better. The article also failed to mention perhaps the most shocking statistic revealed by the research which is that 1 in 8 women in fast food faces sexual harassment at work but feels trapped and unable to leave due to being unable to afford to quit their job so the article is lacking to fulfill it’s educational purpose.

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