OMG, how many times does this need to be stated?! Sexual harrasment or any “sex related” crime is not about sex. It has nothing at all to do with male libido. “Despite its name, sexual abuse is more about power than it is about sex. Although the touch may be sexual, the words seductive or intimidating, and the violation physical, when someone rapes, assaults, or harasses, the motivation stems from the perpetrator’s need for dominance and control. In heterosexual and same-sex encounters, sex is the tool used to gain power over another person.” This is the conversation we need to be having to improve things; why do so many men feel compelled to dominate those around them?

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