Learn how to define harassment in a new way using a spectrum of behaviors moving from light to assault.
- Not long ago, I had lunch with a colleague. … As we were walking toward our cars, … he was telling me that he and his wife … had been looking at homes lately, … and was commenting that they've seen … some pretty weird things. … He shared an example of one home … that had a bar right in the entryway. … I joked that his wife could open the door … to let guests in at dinner parties, … and he could be standing there … taking drink orders like a bartender. … Then he joked that he'd be wearing nothing but an apron. … Now, his comment isn't harassment … and it didn't violate any laws. … So why am I bringing it up … in a movie entitled "Defining harassment"? … Because we need to redefine harassment … as behaviors on a spectrum, … instead of keeping harassment in its little box of legalese … if we're going to take strides against preventing it. … On the left side of the spectrum is inappropriate behaviors. … This is unwelcome, low-intensity behavior … that displays a lack of regard for the other person, …
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