A woman subjected to sexual harassment endures pressure, degradation or hostility that her male co-workers don't have to endure- making it just that much harder to compete for the job and for advancement. Office of Justice Programs,.O.I.A. Thus, sexual harassment is a form of violence perceived as self-protection. Faludi concludes that some men perceive the feminist drive for economic equality as a threat to their traditional role. . See also edit References edit. "Some use their power to exploit and maltreat others, knowing they can get away with it, and some getting off.". "Not all people handle power and money with grace she says. Women employed in fields that are traditionally considered woman's work, such as waitresses and secretaries, are often given menial, degrading tasks. .