Table 7

Advice to colleagues on dealing with sexist language in workplace environments

AdviceResponse, % (n)
Confront/speak to person involved51 (41)
Correct the language used17 (14)
Respondent did not answer12 (10)
Deflect using humour11 (9)
Do not accept/remain silent10 (8)
Ignore9 (7)
Be aware that people may not be aware they are using sexist language/do not make an issue out of it (unless ‘over the line’)/do not be overly sensitive7 (6)
Seek support from others/support others7 (6)
File complaint3 (2)
Demand apology(1)
Treat as bullying(1)
Do not know/no advice4 (3)