Kate Manne on harassment, assault, and mandatory reporting

An important article, which contains upsetting descriptions of sexual harassment and assault.  It makes a powerful case for mandatory reporting of sexual harassment.  This is something I have a lot of qualms about because (a) I want victims to be comfortable talking to someone about what’s happened even when they’re not comfortable about reporting it; (b) I don’t want to take more autonomy away from victims who have already had their autonomy disrespected; (c) even when anonymity is guaranteed it is often very easy for harassers to figure out who has complained and to retaliate.  Still, this is a powerful case on the other wide of this issue.

 

Read it here.

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