Friday, January 18

Tag: sexual harassment

Turning the tides against sex offenders

Turning the tides against sex offenders

Perspectives
LAST YEAR, numerous women took to social media to narrate their experiences of sexual harassment in Hollywood and to call out those who have harassed them. The Weinstein effect eventually reached the local scene; some notable figures, including prominent artists and indie band members, were proven to be sexual predators. Movements against sexual misconduct were launched, including the #MeToo and the Time’s Up movement. It is undeniable that social media played an important role in jumpstarting the conversation on sexual harassment. The women who came forward through social media with their accounts of harassment led to the condemnation of powerful but sexually abusive men. It also drew attention to the worsening problem of sexual harassment. So why are some people criticizing this
Scarred, Scared, and Silent: Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment

Scarred, Scared, and Silent: Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment

Issues
  A SECOND home is how students would usually perceive their schools and universities, a safe space where they are nurtured intel­lectually and socially before venturing out in the real world. However, beyond the four walls of the classroom there re­mains greater threats—and that includes sexual harassment. Recently, a Facebook post by a Geo Ce­lestino narrated how his sister, College of Fine Arts and Design junior Yssa Celes­tino was reportedly harassed by a fellow Thomasian while she was on board an FX going home. Celestino wrote that his sister took a blurred photo of her alleged molester and posted it on Twitter to raise aware­ness about sexual molesters lurking in public transport. However, Celestino claimed his sister was “bullied” by the Student Welfare and Deve