Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

3 Key Takeways from the Sexual Harassment Discourse

 Anna North, What I've Learned Covering Sexual Misconduct This Year

1. Workplace harassment is about work.

The current conversation around sexual harassment has been cast as a “sex panic” in some quarters, as writer Masha Gessen and others worry that in trying to curb harassment, Americans will end up “policing sex.” But it’s not sex that has countless people coming forward with stories of being forced out of jobs or entire industries. For many people who have shared their experiences as part of the groundswell that is #MeToo, the issue is abuse of power at work.

 2. Harassment is a systemic problem. It requires systemic solutions.

3.  To move forward, we have to focus on equality.

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