Saturday, 19 April 2014

Construction Workers & Their Image

According to a survey carried out between November and December 2013 among construction workers, 61% had heard sexist language during the past year and 14% at least once a week. Of the women, one third reported offensive language had been directed at them during the past year, 12% said it had had an impact on their confidence and 4% had left their job due to the language used.

The results (percentages refer to the past year):
- 61.2% had heard sexist language
- 53.4% had heard racist language
- 51.2% had heard ageist language
- 48% had heard homophobic language

Only 37% thought that the problems with offensive language were typical of the construction industry and worse compared to others (via).


  1. Hahahaha!!! Super, I heard about this Snickers commercial, thanks for sharing!
    By the way, @Derek... neener-neener-neener!

    1. Karen!!! Hahahaha!!!!!

      And before I forget, thanks Laura!

    2. Did I miss something here? :-)

    3. My read is, that Derek is the one who gets credit for fast commeting here, usually. :-)

      Thanks, Laura!

    4. Hilarious!! :-)
      Thank you Karen, Derek, Erin and Kenneth!

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    1. Both the clip and the comments ;-)
      Thank you, Wim.

  3. Frans Gunnarsson19 April 2014 at 21:41

    Nice find! Thanks for sharing.