Sexual Harassment
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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. 

Do you think this is an increasing trend today? 

its one thing that i never allow to happen to me.. i always do a way to protect myself for that to happen

I have worked several jobs where I have been sexually harrased. I am ok with a little flirting but there is a point where it goes to far and makes you feel really uncomfortable.

Sexual Harassment is wrong on a job. I now that the boss or the co-worker sometime tries to make sexual ways toward a female/male and that is wrong and should be reported.

sexual harassment is nothing to play with because it can get really serious and out of hand. the first sexual harassment account that you encounter you should tell someone immediately.

ive had tons of friends who worked and dealt with this this only happened to me one time but I put it in check real quick

I have been a victim of sexual harrassement at work. I was young, and although I contacted higher ups, things would have been handled much differently had I knew better.

Absolutely. Street harassment is one of the most prevalent types. As a female, when I walk around in the city where I live, I often get inappropriate sexual overtures and men shouting disgusting things at me. I think it's terrible that our society condones this behaviour, and it makes me sick.

There is a lot of people out there on both sides that has a lot of lack of control, they believe that everybody's bodies are theirs. SO respect has to be addressed.

Yes it is so wear! I'm glad it is not me that did that kind of crazy thing. She has to live with the choice she made now. You can't go back, what is done is done.

I happens to men more than people seem to realize. The problem is that with men it is far under reported as they are told to keep their mouths sut and "man up" about it.

The fact that there probably most sexual harassment incidents find men to be the victims is one reason why we dont need feminists.

How is it a fact if it's a probably? To be honest though, I don't doubt it in the least, but you have a patriarchal society to thank for that. It is patriarchy, not feminism which says that men can not be sexually abused and keeps male victims silenced for fear of judgement.

I don't know if it happens to guys more often than girls or girls more often than guys or both genders equally. The whole point is that neither gender should be sexually harrassed. In terms of feminism... supporting an issue is just supporting an issue. Like how if someone were to say they support children's rights... it wouldn't make sense to say oh but what about the adults or teens or animals or racism? Obviously rights for all issues should be considered equally... all I'm saying is that just because a person supports an issue doesn't mean they haven't thought about other issues.

I live in a big city & sexual harrassment to girls when walking on the streets is immensely common. A lot of guys, much older men, & elderly men do catcall, honk, or make very very uncomfortable sexual harrassment comments. It happens a lot during the day & even more at night. When it comes to walking the streets here.. sexual harrassment occurs more to girls.So it seems girls do face disorder in society that makes them subject to sexual harrassment.

The fact that there probably most sexual harassment incidents find women to be the victims is one reason why we still need proper feminists.

You are very right, this can be seen in a very small way as still is a form of sexism.

That's because it goes under reported by men. Men are told that if it happens to them that they should keep their mouths shut.

Sexual harassment may have declined over the years, but it still happens. And when it does happen, it usually goes to the extreme. Us women need to be able to stand up for ourselves and never be afraid to stand up for ourselves.

I'mbeing harrased on fb by a pervert? I blocked him is that enough and he ddoesn't know where I live

Ugh I hate people that take advantage of people either because the person is too nice or they seem vulnerable when those disgusting people smell fear is when they take advantage the most!

I don't think that sexual harassment claims are taken seriously enough these days. I do think it is an increasing trend these days, too.

I'm not sure I agree about being called those terms a form of sexual harassment, but we are different people with different opinions. Now, if you ask someone to stop calling you that and they continue, then I'd call it harassment.

Sexual harssment is a societal plague. No one owes you their attention, their body, or to look a certain way. Some of the most scary situations of my life have involved me being street harassed and scared to go outside, because of it.

I've worked at places where sexual harassment was the norm and considered harmless flirting even when it crossed the line and it often did!

I had on the job sexual harassment when I was in my 20s. I swear i wore sweaters and didn't ask for it, but this creepy guy would always come in when everyone had gone home and would try to rub my shoulders and made me incredibly uncomfortable. It never went further than that, but after I asked him to stop and he didn't, I had to take it to the boss

Ok, if you intentionally walk in to an office naked, you are asking for attention. Some women (and men) do indeed "ask for it" you can't make a blanket claim like "no one ever" because not many things are "always" the case.

I'd like to point out that THIS DOES NOT ONLY HAPPEN TO WOMEN, it's wrong to stereotype this to men only.

We used to have a 40ish woman who preyed on the younger men in the company. I walked in one morning to discover them frolicking in the office. She faked a pregnancy and miscarriage and convinced him to marry her right after dumping her husband. This was her 4th time.

Boys go through sexual harassment too. I do not know what you are talking about. the only reason why people think boys dont is because they are "tougher"America is messed up...

I totally agree, Fred. I have two sons, I absolutely would not want this to happen to them. I definitely think it's wrong to stereotype it that only women get harrassed.

This is a real thing. No one should feel as if they are being harassed like this while they are trying to earn a living.

Huh? Wait, what? While they are trying to earn a living? What if it is in their own home,at school,etc. I mean jobs aren't the only places it takes place.
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