Nails it: “… sexual harassment may entail behaviors that on their own would be criminal — assault or rape — but the legal definition of its harm is about the systemic disadvantaging of a gender in the public and professional sphere”. This Moment Isn’t Just About Sex. I mean:
What makes women vulnerable is not their carnal violability, but rather the way that their worth has been understood as fundamentally erotic, ornamental; that they have not been taken seriously as equals; that they have been treated as some ancillary reward that comes with the kinds of power men are taught to reach for and are valued for achieving.
I intentionally titled this post “equality” instead of feminism because if you take nothing from the quote and article above, it is this: harassment—based on gender, color, sexual orientation—is systemic oppression and fighting on any front is about equality, not about gender, color, sexual orientation.
Lastly, an instagram follow recommendation (this may be my first?): @thenorareport – you may not agree with everything she posts, but she posts thought-provoking content no matter where you stand (she has also been cyberbullied for being feminist, so…)