Verbal Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment comes in forms, a popular one, which to often goes unnoticed even by the victim is Verbal Sexual Harassment. Just a little reminder:

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Most women and men for matter never realize when they’re being verbally harassed. The following video shows what a average day can be like for woman walking the streets in New York City.

This woman was harassed over one hundred times during a 10 hour stroll around the city.  The thing about this is she bluntly ignored the gentlemen approaching her, so I’m not sure if this can be considered harassment.  This is a very informative video, but I think it could have portrayed in different way.

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