Stacy's Feelings On Harassment
Q: Harassment does not occur because women dress provocatively or
initiate sexual activity in the hope of getting promoted and advancing
their careers. Studies have found that victims of sexual harassment
in physical appearance, type of dress, age, and behavior
If you ignore harassment, will it go away?
A: It will not. Research has shown that simply ignoring the behavior is ineffective; harassers generally will not stop on their own. Ignoring such behavior may even be seen as agreement or encouragement. Legal definition of Sexual Harassment According to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: "Harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendment. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment; submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantial interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment." Types of Sexual Harassment Gender Harassment: Generalized sexist statements and behavior that convey insulting or degrading attitudes about women. Examples include insulting remarks, offensive graffiti, obscene jokes or humor about sex or women in general.