Sexual Harassment With technology changing and improving we are informed of practically all accidents/incidents that occur in America. It has been clearly noticeable that over the past view years the number of sexual harassment cases taking place is increasing rapidly, though this has been happening it is clear authoritarian figures have not been taking this problem seriously or have been taking it into account and are not trying to prevent it. This avoidance creates serious consequences for today’s society which means we need to make moves now to prevent these actions from happening and save young teens the best years of their lives. When most people hear the term “sexual harassment” they think that the victim is a women and from the opposite sex. Though, in this matter the harasser and the victim can be of the same sex or a male can be the harassed, gender plays but a small role.Most people believe the action of assault or harassment is usually carried out by a person who is in a position of power which is typically why in most people’s mind males are the harassers. Harassers try so hard to keep what they are doing hidden because they know it is against the law. Being someone’s boss or higher-level co-worker gives the harasser the power and makes them able to hide the whole situation. Judith Brandenburg wrote in her book Confronting Sexual Harassment: ” Like any other power struggle, many instances of sexual harassment are initiated and negotiated by a person in a position of authority and are sustained at the expense of another who cannot counter demands without risk of reprisal.”Although sexual harassment is not an accepted deed within society, it has its motivations. Harassers are people and they make mistakes, but there is something pushing them to commit such behaviour. The most used and common reason is the way women dress, the way women dress in others eyes goes beyond beautiful or attractive, which for some is irresistible. “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” This quote is from our “wonderful” President Donald Trump which goes along the lines of the statement before. It is disgusting. Women should be able to go out in public in clothes that make them feel good about themselves without people catcalling or physically acting on their feelings. The past couple years everybody has seen on the news new cases of sexual harassment. The news has covered cases of actors, government officials, and other famous people.Some of these people are ones we loved and others not so much, people that we never in a million years would have suspected they do such a thing, some, not so much. Some of these people are, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby, Louis C.K., Brett Ratner, Al Franken, Donald Trump, and many more. Every 98 seconds an American in sexually assaulted. In 2000 approximately 48,000 people were assaulted, this number has decreased exceptionally, in 2014 there were approximately 28,000 recorded assaults. This 20,000 difference is a great achievement but it is still to high of a number. We should only settle when that number has reached zero, but sadly based on our government that may never be the case. In our government Republicans do not really believe sexual harassment is as much of a problem as it actually is. An ABC News poll showed that 79 percent of Democrats view sexual harassment as a serious problem, and only 42 percent of Republicans view it as a serious problem. This problem affects so many women ranging in so many ages that the lack of believe of it being a serious problem is a serious problem. The only thing that the government has done to slightly alleviate the situation is the creation of the federal “law” Title IX which was only enacted in 1972. This title states that, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” A fair amount of cases of sexial harassment accure at the workplace. If the Department receives an allegation of sexual harassment, or has reason to believe sexual harassment is occurring, it will take the proper steps to ensure that the matter is immediately investigated and addressed. If the allegation is determined to be plausible, the Department will take immediate measures to end the unwelcome behavior. The Department is committed to take action if it learns of possible sexual harassment, even if the individual does not wish to file a formal complaint.The Office of Civil Rights is the main contact point for questions or concerns about sexual harassment. They have responsibility for investigating or overseeing investigations of alleged sexual harassment. The Office of Civil Rights is also committed to ensuring that all investigations of sexual harassment are conducted in a prompt. To avoid most sexual harassment causes workplaces conduct mandatory sexual harassment training programs.