If 20% of a group are harassers (evenly across genders), & the group has more men than women… then each woman gets 16x more bad experiences than each man.
The Petrie Multiplier: in a group where x% are bullies/harassers, the minority will feel it (x/100)^2 more.
This blog post has stuck with me through the years. I like the maths in it, & I like the conclusion that attacking sexism/racism etc doesn't have to be an attack on the majority.
@hadleybeeman normally I wouldn't like the reductionist approach of reducing a very complex social problem down to a mathematical equation, but as the target group of this article is a huge fan of reductionism, fair enough :D
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