Is sexual harassment a pervasive problem in our society today?

Resources used to support "no"

It has been more than ten years since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wrote its guidelines defining sexual harassment as a form of sexual discrimination and, therefore illegal, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Is sexu al harassment such a huge problem in our society today? Or is it largely a product of hype and hysteria? The statistics show that sexual harassment is less prevalent today than it was five years ago. In a good many of the numbers reported, sexual harassment may be incidental to the case; the complaint my primarily involve another form of discrimination in Title VII territory: race, national origin, or religious discrimination, for example. Millions and millions of dollars are being spent yearly costing corporations millions in lost productivity and low employee morale. These millions are better spent elsewhere such as schools, teachers, and for medical research, for example AIDS and Cancer.

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