Reproductive Rights Bills ARE Sexual Harassment


WHOA. As the first sentence of the day, my stomach really dropped at its directness. This cued me into visiting one of my pet political issues: The War on Women.

So, seriously, does anyone believe 45 has stopped sexually harassing women in the workplace? I wouldn’t be surprised if a case like this came to light.

On a more realistic note, though, let’s just take a look at the coordinated attacks on women’s rights to their own bodies care of the GOP & 45* (opens in a new window).

Do people understand that invading women’s bodies regarding their reproductive rights (Which is a DIRECT relationship to their sexual habits) can very well be wrapped up in a definition of sexual harassment in the workplace? Here, let me help by offering this from the legal dictionary (opens in a new window):

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment [emphasis added] when

  1. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment,
    INTERPRETATION: Any time the government allows and supports a workplace’s choice to monitor a woman’s choices over her sexual and reproductive health is aiding and abetting sexual harassment at the very top level of a workplace.
  2. submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individuals.
  3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. (29 C.F.R. § 1604.11[1980])
    INTERPRETATION: See the bold emphasis added.

*Important note about using the source of the Prospect: consider the statement about the author: “Dorothy Samuels, a former member of the New York Times Editorial Board, is a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice.”

-Dr. Pyrate


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