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SHARE Title IX Announcements

We have heard numerous reports of concern about the messaging in White Plaza around acts of sexual violence connected with the events in Israel and Palestine; and we understand that exposure to these messages can be triggering for those who have experience with sexual misconduct. 

 

For those impacted and needing support, please visit this site or continue to reach out to the SHARE Title IX Office directly. The Confidential Support Team and YWCA are also available to support anyone affected.

Danger Zones

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Many behaviors could be interpreted as sexually harassing, depending on the circumstances.  Whether behavior is offensive or not depends on how it is perceived, not how it was intended. Sexual conduct is unwelcome whenever the person subjected to it considers it unwelcome.

Watch out for these "Danger Zones" :

  1. Inappropriate e-mail and sexually explicit internet use
  2. Comments on personal appearance
  3. Hugging, massages and other touching
  4. Unwanted, repeated requests for dates
  5. Off-color jokes and innuendo
  6. Sexually explicit profanity
  7. Nicknames and stereotypes
  8. Invading someone’s personal space
  9. Intrusive personal or sexually explicit questions
  10. Suggestive looks, gestures or sounds
  11. Ridiculing someone’s sexual orientation
  12. Spreading rumors about someone's sexual conduct
  13. Public displays of sexually explicit pictures, calendars, cartoons, etc.

This is a very basic list. You'll find definitions of terms related to sexual harassment and a comprehensive list of potentially problematic behaviors on this UN website.