sexual harassment

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Lots of us work in restaurants at some point in our lives.  And at the moment, it's one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy. 

Also one of the most likely to spur complaints of sexual harassment.  The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) tracks issues for restaurant workers, and has plenty to report on the prevalence of sexual harassment. 

Susan Langston

Last year in Hollywood (hint: Harvey Weinstein) reminded us that some people do not seek our permission before doing things to us or on us. 

The reminder spurred further discussion of the need for a "consent culture" in the country.  And it goes way beyond interpersonal and sexual relationships. 

The myriad ways society could approach HOW we approach each other are contained in a new anthology called Ask: Building Consent Culture

Kitty Stryker is the editor. 

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You can be forgiven if you thought you might be part of the #metoo movement, but really were not sure. 

What DOES constitute sexual harassment in the workplace?  While it's true that community standards change over time, the law is clear. 

And offered up with further clarity by the nonprofit Workplace Fairness

VENTSday: Sexual Harassment And You

Aug 23, 2016
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Sexual harassment is not a new term, but it seems portions of society are only now fully understanding what it means.

In this week's VENTSday, tell us what it means to you, and if it's been part of your life, either giving or receiving. 

VENTSday removes the guests and puts listener comments front and center on The Exchange. Once a week, it's all about you... we plop a topic on the table, post a survey (below), and open the phone lines and email box for live comments.

Got an observation or opinion? Share it with the State of Jefferson on VENTSday. Join by phone at 800-838-3760, email JX@jeffnet.org, or take the survey online. You can ALSO record a phone message in advance, at 541-552-6331.