Yet Further Antedating of "Sexual Harassment"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Aug 29 21:07:00 UTC 2014

sexual harassment (OED 1973)

1971 _Yale Daily News_ 19 Apr. 1/5 (Yale Daily News Historical Archive)  "We insist," said one of the women, "that sex harassment is an integral component of sex discrimination."  "Men perceive women in sexual categories and not in professional categories," she continued.  The complaint of sexual harassment was apparently a "new idea" to the H.E.W. team.

Fred Shapiro

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