People are more likely to believe sexual harassment claims from women who are 'conventionally attractive,' study says

SEATTLE — No one could get over the drawing of the woman holding a martini. Or her long, slightly mussed hair, her big lips, her long lashes and hourglass figure. Of course she would be sexually harassed, the study participants thought. As for the drawing of the other person? The one with dots for eyes, the Beatles moptop, the skinny pants and more androgynous physical features? No way would anyone hit on her, say something inappropriate or use her gender to keep her from getting somewhere in life, they thought. And that is exactly the point. When two University of Washington researchers asked…

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