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27 July 2018

WGA Survey Finds 64% of Female Writers Have Experienced Sexual Harassment

A survey of more than 2,000 Writers Guild of America (WGA) West members has found that 64% of female writers say they’ve experienced sexual harassment sometime in their careers, and that “a significant amount of the harassment writers experience occurs in the writers’ room.”

In a recent correspondence with members, the guild said the survey also found that 11% of male writers said that they too had experienced sexual harassment on the job, and that “many more writers have witnessed harassment.” Responses to the survey, in which about a fifth of the guild’s active members participated, “have given us a sobering, first-person insight into the conditions that make addressing the issue both essential and urgent,” the Guild said.

Read more via Deadline.