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Any form of verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, requests for sexual favours and unwelcome sexual advances are considered as sexual harassment. The harasser or the victim may be female or male and may belong to any age group.
Crystal Mcfarlane I bel;ieve alot of sexual harrasment happens in schools. The teachers dont do much. Because of society and peer pressure nobody wants to snitch . The person might not have thought of it as that serious .Its a shame.
Rick Mitchell This isn't completely on-topic, but I couldn't find any topics that were any closer. I was reading about an argument between a man who was making somewhat salacious comments about women who cosplay (specifically, Slave Leia cosplayers), and a woman who was calling him sexist for it. The one thing she said that I really didn't understand was, "When I look sexy, I do it for me, not you."
I'm sincerely not trying to troll here, but I really, honestly don't understand the concept there. I guess my conception of the word "sexy" is that it only exists based on other people's perception of you (just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, thus a person can't be beautiful in practical terms unless there is a beholder to appreciate their beauty). So, essentially, I charge that a person can never truly be "sexy" unless someone else thinks they're sexy, so how can she be doing something that's dependent on outside feedback only for herself? I would interpret it as "When I want you to think I'm sexy, I do it for me, not you." How does that make any sense?
I guess what I'm saying is, isn't the whole point of looking sexy to garner appreciation from others? Ultimately, whether you're trying to look sexy, or pretty, or cute, or handsome, or whatever else, if you're trying to look nice (in whatever form or fashion that takes), isn't that only because you want other people to appreciate how you look? So how can that be "for me, not you?"
Maybe I sound like a male chauvinist pig, I don't know. It wouldn't be the first time I've had no clue about how "normal" people think. But I really would sincerely like to know if there is an explanation or alternate interpretation of that.
Nichole Bryan I don't care who it is.. i don't care how big they are . . i don't care what there position is. REPORT IT REPORT IT REPORT IT! Its NOT okay & if you don't speak up about it - nothing can change!
Penelope L I've been experiencing sexual harassment since I was 10, and trust me I was not a hot 10 year old. It's not about looks, I think it's more about the power and honestly for some guys, the age. Gross.
Adam D. There is a lot of sexual harassment apparently at schools now a days between male and female students. The worst part is that the female students allow it to happen or think that it is making them more popular.
Linda Mansfield When I was 17 I was very naive and worked in an office where there was a much older rather vulgar man. One day when I was in the office on my own he came in and shut the door and put his hand on my leg. I was terrified. Luckily someone came in and he jumped back. I hate to think what he might have tried and I think I would have been too paralysed with fear to know what to do. Now I would probably kick him where it hurts!
Desiree McDonald I have never been sexually harassed well if u count high school boys that think they can do an.touch anything but besides that no but I think it's wrong women or even men to get harassed is wrong an I feel bad for the person to try to mess with me or my family than its on
Jayne Cook When I was younger, I encountered sexual harassment at all of my jobs. But I was to young and naive to do anything about it. I'm wiser now and wish back then I would have sued them. Live and learn.
Mary Caldwell I think they carry this law too far. I once worked with a young man who's mother worked in another department. He was told to tell his mother not to hug him cause others might be offended. That was stupid. We knew it was his mother
Tanya Phillip I think this trend is increasing, with the increasing cocktail of drink, drugs, financial issues, child abuse, victims sometimes do not realise what may be happening until they feel ashamed to admit it. I know of a lady who put up with her boss touching her inappropriately as she feels she needs to keep her job so she smiles at him while hating it.
Megan Belanger It happens a lot, especially if a woman works in a job that is male dominant. When I worked at a certain media retail store that was all male dominant (both employees and customers) it was an almost constant.
Hannah Jurgelis I've experienced sexual harassment from a coworker. Thankfully my boss believed me, and I had witnesses, so that man was shortly fired afterwards. But, I feel bad for women that aren't as fortunate.