Let me address your last point first:
Do you think women should be treated equally to men? Congrats! You’re a feminist! Most people are; they just don’t know it.
Feminism does not have the monopoly on gender equality. You could easily change ‘feminist’ into ‘socialist,’ ‘egaliterian,’ or ‘humanist, ’ and they would be just as applicable.
‘Feminist’ is a self-identified title and not an automatic title made applicable based on personal beliefs. Let’s not ignore the issues that modern feminism has with gender equality and much of the narrative against anyone who is male or has a paler complexion. It’s not a condemnation of feminism as a whole, but also not something to ignore.
Back to topic:
She describes an environment where getting hit on/unwanted advances/lewd comments are the norm.
You need to separate between “getting hit on” and “lewd comments.” How prevalent is it, in reality, not the presumed reality? If you are talking about “women experience,” then you need to accurately define what the harassment is, because I’ve read articles of feminists claiming they are sexually harassed at least six times a day. Statistically, it’s a near impossibility.
I agree that lewd comments are not the sort of thing suited for the workplace. Getting hit on is a matter of who is ‘hitting’ whom and unless the the person is persistent, and refuse to take no for an answer, I don’t agree that it’s an issue.
They want to be there to work. Not attend a singles event to be ogled.
People spend the majority of the day in the workplace and tend to value the culture of the workplace, the age of their coworkers, and their personality when applying to a job. Some employers even boast about that aspect and try and find employees who conform to that mentality.
Are men there to be ogled, then? There are cases where that happens to women, and cases where that happens to men. She didn’t talk about the mentality, but of victimization of women.
Of course, no one can speak for all women. But if you ask around (like the author did), you’ll come across similar story after similar story.
“Asking around” is not a way to do research and will most likely confirm the asker bias, as it is anecdotal, rather than actual evidence that paints a broader picture. Keep in mind that the article didn’t address an individual business or area where this is prevalent — in those cases, interviewing a sufficient number of women can be considered an indication of what might be happens throughout.
Here, however, the author chose to paint the entire economic system of the US as a predatorial ground. You might agree with what she wrote, but it’s not an accurate representation of society (unless studies are cited).
men are consistently acting in an unprofessional way towards women. Most women don’t like that, and it’s causing them to leave their companies/industry.
I have yet to see the proof, other than “women said so,” as the only argument. What about the reverse, where men are sexually harassed? Unless either of us can do our due-diligence and find the proof, we cannot make assumptions based on personal experience.