Sexual assault and harassment experienced by both passengers and flight attendants have been on the rise. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has unveiled the National In Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force to look into airlines' current practices and to hold all perpetrators accountable for their actions even at 35,000 feet high.
Street harassment such as cat-calling is difficult to legislate. The most effective approach may be to educate people on how to be proactive bystanders.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed changes to the interpretation of Title IX would make the standards by which universities regulate sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination harder for victims to prove. Harvard College's Dean of Faculty of Arts And Sciences gives pause and reservation about how that would impact students on university [...]
Cyber harassment has become all too prevalent. The New York City Council has introduced a bill to make such electronic harassment punishable by jail or a hefty fine for the perpetrator. Other cities and states should do the same. Read More
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's rewrite of Title IX guidance with respect to sexual assault and harassment is highly controversial. Her revision makes it more difficult for survivors to pursue justice while giving more protection to potential perpetrators. Read More