Saturday, May 06, 2006

The social construction of sexual harassment: If you work for a living, sooner or later you are going to be exposed to something sexual. The exposure may vary in content, frequency, or intensity, but it's going to happen, so I argue that sexual harassment is less about the particular work environment and much more about the woman. Let's see if the data back me up. The GSS asked women if they had ever been sexually harassed. Ninety percent of extremely liberal women with graduate degrees said they had been. And extremely conservative women who dropped out of high school? EIGHT percent. And don't tell me that it's liberal women who are the hotties who get all the attention. I only need give a very short list: Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan...Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin.


  1. Don't forget NPR's Terry Gross.

    The name is apposite.

  2. Sexual harrassment is very much in the eye (or ear) of the beholder - sexual harrassment is defined as someone thinking they have
    been sexually harrassed - so this isn't surprising. Left-wing American women are on the lookout for it, right-wing ones aren't.


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