Lessons learned on sexual harassment in 2018: Article

“We re-learned it is not only epidemic but endemic. This is so because gender is pervasive. Masculinity sexualizes hierarchy, and much of social life is hierarchically organized. Sexual harassment is a creature of hierarchy—gender combined with inequality based on race, age, class, disability, and sexuality. Anything that places a person in a less powerful or lower status position, an unequal position, heightens the risk of that person being sexually harassed.”

Catherine MacKinnon, Ask an activist: What are the most important lessons learned on sexual harassment in this last year of activism? UN Women,  Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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About Swarna Rajagopalan
I am a political scientist by training with a special interest in security studies.

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