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More than a third of survey respondents said they experienced verbal sexual harassment from passengers within the last year. The airlines for a very long time sold tickets based on defining air travel in a sexual way and oftentimes flight attendants were the object of that.
Flight attendants described the verbal harassment as "nasty," "dirty" and "unwanted. The survey says this harassment occurred "despite the prevalence of abuse and the emergence of the MeToo movement " which seeks to bring an end to sexual harassment and assault.
That was a common quip from a passenger.
How to talk about sexual harassment at work. They described being "groped," "grabbed" and "slapped," above and below their uniforms. Some of them said they were followed, cornered or lunged at, and hugged, kissed or "humped. Nelson said that harassment also interferes with the attendants' role as first responders since "we can't do that as victims ourselves.