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ERIC Number: EJ913098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
Challenging Sexual Harassment on Campus
Baker, Nancy V.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2010 n5 2010
More than thirty years ago, an administrative assistant at Cornell University first challenged her university's indifference to her boss's sexually predatory behavior. While she did not prevail, her case sparked a movement. Litigation, news stories, and government guidelines defining sexual harassment followed. And universities responded: policies and grievance procedures are now in place, students and employees are informed of their rights, and university administrators and boards of trustees are aware that they must take the issue seriously. Yet campus sexual harassment continues. A 2006 study published by the American Association of University Women concluded that "sexual harassment remains a persistent problem for women on campus." The question is why. After outlining the general development of sexual harassment law, this paper will present one possible explanation, arguing that the academic environment itself poses distinct challenges for those who confront sexual harassment in the ivory tower. (Contains 59 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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