Sexual Harassment


" is not about sex, it is about power." -Gretchen
Morgenson
An unwanted sexual advance, an offensive touch, and suggestive comments
illustrate examples of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is defined by
Stephanie Riger as, "unwanted sexually oriented behavior in a work context."
However, sexual harassment does not only appear in an occupational environment,
and this form of harassment is not limited to a specific race, a specific gender,
or any certain lifestyle. Today, throughout the United States, men and women
are filing sexual harassment lawsuits as if sexual harassment were no great
matter. A line needs to be drawn to distinguish what is and is not sexual
harassment, but since ...

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has become such an issue due to the large number of
cases presented. When Anita Hill, law professor at the University of Oklahoma,
brought allegations of sexual Zaccarello 2 harassment against Supreme Court
Justice Clarence Thomas, the whole world started listening. This case was "the
most celebrated sexual harassment case of our time," according to Martha
Chamallas, and "Hill's revelations prompted women to tell about their own
encounters with sexually harassing behavior-both in private and in public."
This case gave women a reason to report sexual harassment, and sexual harassment
would no longer be overlooked. Women would no longer have to "flatter" their
bosses, as Erica Jong had to.
Consequently, since Anita Hill came out and voiced her opinion, it seems
that the issue of sexual harassment has become a security blanket for men and
women, and filing lawsuits of sexual harassment have created a new money making
scheme. In 1996 my place of employment received two ...

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