It would be nice to think that nearly all professions are now genderless - or at least welcoming of both genders. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. There are still professions typically considered "men's work," and women often find these work environments to be hostile. In many police departments around the country, for example, the boys' club atmosphere is common.
A few months ago, we wrote about an often-overlooked contributing factor to sexual harassment in the restaurant industry: tipping. California is one of just seven states where restaurant workers must be paid the full minimum wage by their employer regardless of what they make in tips. In the remaining 43 states, workers can be paid as little as $2.13 per hour with the expectation that the rest of their pay will be made up in tips from customers.