My Contribution to the Declaration of Sentiments

It’s the twenty-first century, and I demand sexual harassment laws.

Sexual harassment is defined as “harassment (typically of a woman) in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks”

The saddest part is that the first five words are “harassment (typically of a woman).” Either way the definition gets the point across; it does not have to be gender specific. Why can’t it just be: “harassment (typically of a woman) in a workplace,” etc. etc.

Although the definition does point out the overwhelming victims of sexual harassment. Therefore I believe that sexual harassment should be illegal. In no way, shape, or form is it okay to objectify a woman. It’s degrading, rude, and flat out annoying.

Even here at Pace, constriction workers catcall students while they’re on their way to class, and it’s disgusting. It’s pointless; all they’re doing is making themselves look obnoxious and objectifying young women. Pace students should be able to walk down the block to their school without ever having to worry about being catcalled on. All women should be able to walk anywhere without having to worry about being objectified. Sexual harassment should not be allowed by school, in the workplace, or anywhere. There are no circumstances where sexual harassment should be permitted.


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