Sexual Harassment Presented by: Jessie Estep STCC Outreach Coordinator
Statistics 62% of female college students and 61% of male college students report having been sexually harassed at their university. (2006) In 2004, over 15% of complaints were filed by men with 11% of claims involving men filing against female supervisors. 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. (2000) 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate college. (2000) In the US 70% of all rapes go unreported. (2000) * Adapted from www.sccadvasa.org, www.resource-expert.com, & www.eeoc.gov www.sccadvasa.orgwww.resource-expert.comwww.eeoc.govwww.sccadvasa.orgwww.resource-expert.comwww.eeoc.gov
What is Sexual Harassment? Unwanted verbal sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Sexual Harassment Can Occur In... The workplace School Other settings, such as shopping malls, community events, places of worship, social gatherings, etc… On the internet By phone
Circumstances… The victim as well as the harasser may be woman or man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, or a nonemployee The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcomed
Non-Physical Pressure for Dates Sexual Jokes Teasing Questions Suggestive Looks / Gestures Sexual Harassment Progression Physical / Non-Physical Intimidation Physical / Bodily Harm / Violence Sexual Assault Actual or Attempted Rape Sexual FavorsPinching TouchingPhone Calls StalkingSending materials Corneringof a Sexual Nature
Sexual Harassment May Include: Verbal: teasing, sexual jokes, obscene telephone calls, sexual invitations, rumors Written: notes/letters, public putdowns Stalking Voyeurism (peeping toms) Exhibitionism/ exposing
… Examples of SH … Sexual comments about your body Sexual advances/propositions/suggestions Sexual touching Sexual text messages or calls Sexual "dirty" jokes Pick Up Lines (some not all) Spreading rumors about other students' sexual activity Touching oneself in a sexual fashion in front of others Talking about one's own sexual activities in front of others Showing offensive/sexual pictures, stories, objects (pornography)
Sexual Harassment vs. Flirting SH Only one person wants it. A little coercion or persuasion is implied It can be hurtful or harmful It makes people feel uncomfortable Flirting It’s mutual (both want it) It’s done in a way that is acceptable. It’s not meant to harm or be harmful. It’s comfortable to both partners or parties (meant for fun)
Non-violent Confrontation Make an XYZ statement “When you do X, I feel Y and I want you to do Z.” Interrupt the harasser Put up a STOP sign Name the behavior
Reporting Campus Sexual Harassment Policy Report the harassment Document each incident –Who? What? Where? When? How? Any witnesses? School fails to stop harassment, consult an attorney
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