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Sexual Harassment is not okay and not your Fault.

Zada Morgan, Reporter

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There are many forms of sexual harassment, anything of a sexual nature or any offensive comments about ones sex is considered harassment.  Whether it is variable or physical it could happen to anyone of any gender. Both women and men can be sexual assaulted but it is most common for it to happen to women at the workplace.

Some examples of sexual harassment is inappropriate touching, and or offensive language, complimenting someone in a non-professional manner, asking for sexual favors. Some people do not realize what they are doing is making you uncomfortable so telling them that you’re uneasy about the relationship could make them stop and apologize for their actions. But if they continue with same behavior then it is, in fact, sexual assault.

Many women do not report their harassers in fear of losing their jobs, being discredited, threatened, and even the bills that come with the lawsuits. Also, women are not educated on the subject and are lead to believe that it was their fault Women that are vulnerable, in an insecure position, lack self-confidence has been known to suffer in silence. As time is moving on more women are coming out and confronting their attackers.

Students can be harassed by their classmates, teachers, and anyone of a higher power. If this happens at a school or an office here are some tips to stop the harassment, in either scenario.

  • Ask that person to stop harassing you, and that it’s making you feel uncomfortable. If they disregard your remarks, they do not listen and continue to approach you, in the same manner, take action.
  • Tell someone, speak up about what happened or is continuing to happen. Tell a counselor, manger, or even a police officer.
  • Then take legal action, and take them to court
  • Afterwards began to make closure,

Whether you won or lost in court it doesn’t matter as much as continuing your life for the better. What happened that day did, in fact, change you in some way or another, but don’t let that affect your whole life, and your future.

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