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What Percentage of Female Writers Have Experienced Sexual Harassment in the Writers Room? Study Puts a Number on It

Jul 26, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A recent survey examines the extent of sexual harassment in the writers room, finding that 64% of female writers responding to the survey said they had experienced harassment during their career, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The survey was conducted by the Writers Guild of America West, with THR citing a memo sent to members of the guild on May 22 discussing the results. The survey reportedly found that 11 percent of male writers had experienced sexual harassment.

“The WGAW emphasized that at the Guild hopes to finds ways to ‘eliminate’ harassment and assault in the memo,” THR notes.

The report quotes the memo saying: “We aim to ensure a respectful culture with zero tolerance for bullying, harassment and assault; we want a culture which enables victims to speak up in a safe way that takes their experiences seriously.”

The memo adds: “We are exploring the possibility of a series of member conversations about standards for a successful writing room.”

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