Essay About Sexual Harassment
The act of sexual harassment has many faces which are: unwanted sexual advances, telling a person if you do this you’ll get that, and other spoken or physical acts. The harasser can be of any gender and also prey on any gender. A lot of victims have relations with their Harasser; they can be the person’s boss, supervisor person they work with, just a family friend, and they can even be their significant other. Sexual harassment does not always have to directed at a certain person. For example, negative comments about “women groups/activist” or even saying another gender is lesser is considered sexual harassment. The Equal Opportunity that most companies use has to deal with situations like this. Our government laws do not really cover teasing and subliminal comments but, they can be upsetting and cause emotional problems for people. Sexual harassment can occur in many different circumstances. The main thing people need to know is that it can happen to men too. Women are not the only victims it’s just that women speak out more on it.
Acts to look out for to see that harassment is happening:
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- Jokes talking about sexual acts sexual preference.
- Unwanted physical contact.
- Unwanted flirting.
- Talking about sexual dreams
- Feeling pressured to engage with someone sexually.
- Touching yourself in front of others.
- Unwanted sexually explicit photos, emails, or “sext” messages
Many companies/Schools have been fighting against sexual misconduct as a whole for a long time by implements rules like forbidding sexual relationships between coworkers, or a boss and his/her subordinates. The reason for this is because it can happen anywhere and if issues arise it can be difficult for a company, even for a school. It can happen in many different scenarios, including after-hours conversations, hanging out in the hallways, and lounge area settings of employees or peers.
Sexual harassment should never be overlooked. These acts can affect people in many ways. When in school walking around or just sitting down this can happen, there is zero-tolerance acts in effect. There are many avenues you can take to get help against predators. One hotline is:
- Rainn (rape, abuse, incest, national network) hotline o 800.656.HOPE (4673)
- Local church
Be safe and take care, we all need each other.