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"Women at sea is a big misunderstanding"

78 percent of the female officers in the Danish commercial fleet have at one time or another experienced unwanted sexual attention during the course of their time at sea, according to a report. The study's author points to a need for a change in culture.

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The number of women who have been subjected to offensive treatment due to their gender while serving on Danish-flagged ships far surpasses the on-land level and testifies to a male-dominated industry in which women have historically had to put up with a lot of things.

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