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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.
I think that there is an increase in sexual harassment due to movement towards more equal opportunities for women in the workplace. I feel like there are men retaliating against it by harassing women, because underneath they just don't want them there. I know it's the case in my industry.
Back when I was in school it was only considered harassment if it was the male preying on the female. I was sexually harassed, as in having my butt slapped or squeezed by girls, in full view of others, but of course nothing was ever said or done about it. It was acceptable. Kind of sick, really.
I am not sure if this is increasing, but I think if the victims voice it out when they encountered sexual harassment, it'd lower down the cases. I think nowadays, women are braver to speak out and defend themselves.
Sometimes I don't blame women for not coming forward, it's the easiest choice! It follows you though. I had an encounter at sixteen. I am trying not to let it define me, but almost every day I think about it and the results of the assault.
Sexual harassment may occur in a variety of circumstances—in workplaces as varied as factories, school, academia, Hollywood and the music business.Mostly in the office #PowerTrip from the Boss! Just Saying
In my opinion, sexual harassment is a form of power tripping, most of the abusers are in the higher rank or the bosses. They think that employees will not talk about it since they might lose their job. I think that large companies should be required to have a women's protection section.
I'm just grateful that I have never been a victim of sexual harassment. It's obviously something horrible to experience, and I imagine people (both men and women) then become victimised in the workplace if they say no to that BS, and ultimately get squeezed out.
I think there needs to be a more severe punishment when it comes to sexual harassment ESPECIALLY if it is against a child. The men and women who do these types of things to anyone should be more afraid of the consequences.
The first job I ever had was terrible. The secretary would talk sexually to the workers who were not interested because they were married and when they would not respond the way she wanted she would racially attack them. Tell them they were just wetbacks. She was fired.