What is Sexual Harassment?

A: Sexual harassment is unwanted, often persistent, sexual attention and any other behavior with sexual overtones that make the athlete feel uncomfortable.  It may include:

➢    written or verbal abuse or threats
➢    unwanted or inappropriate physical contact
➢    showing of sexually graphic literature
➢    sexual advances – asking for sexual favors
➢    sexually oriented comments, jokes, lewd comments or sexual innuendoes, taunts about the athlete’s body our your dress
➢    asking whether the athlete is married or about his/her sexuality
➢    showing and writing sexual or homophobic graffiti
➢    practical jokes based on sex
➢    intimidating sexual remarks
➢    fondling, pinching or kissing
➢    offensive 'phone calls or photos 
➢    all forms of sexual violence such as sexual assault, sexual battery, rape, and sexual coercion

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