Best Quotes About Harassment

Sexual harassment at work… is it a problem for the self-employed? -Victoria Wood

Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media. -Judith Butler

I would like to say that what Mel Phillips was doing was not sexual harassment but more sexual abuse of children, because he was doing it in a sexual manner now that I look back on it. -Tom Cole

Sexual harassment is complex, subtle, and highly subjective. -Kathie Lee Gifford

The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized. -Katherine Dunn

The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism. -Warren Farrell

Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial. -Barbara Amiel

But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it. There are other issues – political issues, gender issues – that people need to be educated about. -Anita Hill

Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women. -Phyllis Schlafly

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies. -Denis Diderot

I think golf is a waste of time and a waste of a sunny afternoon. I also stink at it. I have never found anything, including divorce and a sexual harassment suit, more frustrating. -Jay Mohr

All the legal action I've taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted, which is privacy and non-harassment. -Sienna Miller

Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this. -Katherine Jenkins

The IRS targeting certain groups for harassment because of their politics would be unfair. If we found out the NSA was keeping special tabs on everyone who worshiped at a mosque or took a Bible trip through the Middle East, you'd have an uprising. -Gail Collins

There are things I take sides about, like capital punishment, which it seems to me there is only one side about: it is evil. But there are two or three sides to sexual harassment, and the moment you get into particular cases, there is injustice in every conceivable direction. It's a mess. -A. S. Byatt

In a fascist shift, reporters start to face more and more harassment, and they have to be more and more courageous simply in order to do their jobs. -Naomi Wolf

Like many of his fellow skyjackers, 49-year-old Arthur Gates Barkley was motivated by a complicated grievance against the federal government. In 1963, the World War II veteran had been fired as a truck driver for a bakery, after one of his supervisors accused him of harassment. -Brendan I. Koerner

Through the 1990s, 'Reason' was a voice of 'dissident feminism,' upholding the equal dignity of both sexes and supporting the rights of individuals against a government that had gone mad over sexual harassment. -Virginia Postrel

The days of foot-in-the-door harassment and snatched photos are gone. -Rebekah Brooks

Much extremist activity falls short of directly inciting people to violence or other crimes and so is not caught by laws on incitement. Neither does the Public Order Act, used to protect groups of people from harassment, deal with the problem. -David Blunkett

Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy. -Mo Ibrahim

Obviously, there is much similarity among the challenges of transgender people and all women – from health care to harassment to discrimination in the workplace. -Gloria Steinem

Online harassment, especially gendered online harassment, is an epidemic. Women are being driven out; they're being driven offline. This isn't just in gaming. This is happening across the board online, especially with women who participate in or work in male-dominated industries. -Anita Sarkeesian

Game studios, developers, and major publishers need to vocally speak up against the harassment of women and say this behavior is unacceptable. -Anita Sarkeesian

I'm learning that human pressure on wildlife is becoming increasingly dangerous. You've got to be more alert because more animals have been pushed around, wounded, subjected to human harassment, ambushed, all kinds of stress. When they attack, it's totally predictable. -Peter Beard

Americans are fed up with these mandatory census surveys, and they're asking us to stop the harassment. -Jeff Duncan

Religious minority communities in India have endured incidents of harassment, discrimination, intimidation and violent attacks for decades, often with little hope for justice. -Trent Franks

Sexual harassment is as difficult to prove as it is to disprove. -Kellyanne Conway

The solution to 'on-line harassment' is simple: women should log off. -Steve Bannon

People on the lower rungs are more vulnerable to sexual harassment than those at the top. -Dawn Steel

Cyberbullying isn't real. But bullying and harassment certainly are real. Trust me, friends, I went to school in England. They've got bullying down to a fine art. I know, because I was one of its chief architects. I was awful to my fellow schoolboys. -Milo Yiannopoulos

Of all the threats to free speech in history, the one the media give the most credibility to without question is the feminist movement, which is trying to rebrand public debate as harassment. -Milo Yiannopoulos

The change I want to see is a start-up environment where everyone, regardless of gender and background, feels welcome and safe; where sexual harassment or discrimination will not impede great talent from producing great impact. -Christine Tsai

I'm setting up a fund to empower girls and women to speak up – on all issues, not just sexual harassment. For me, it's about inspiring women to come together. -Gretchen Carlson

We need more women in higher roles, because the tone for sexual harassment would no doubt be different. -Gretchen Carlson

It's so unbelievable that in 2017, almost every single woman has a story about sexual harassment. -Gretchen Carlson

I never expected to be the face of sexual harassment. But I never give up on anything. So when placed in a new, challenging situation, it's like, 'I'm going to give this 110% because that's what I've done my entire life.' -Gretchen Carlson

Sometimes when women come forward about sexual harassment, they're seen as a troublemaker. -Gretchen Carlson

Even though we have laws against it and HR departments to handle it, a woman – especially if she is young and just starting out – can never be sure that reporting harassment won't hurt her career. -Gretchen Carlson

Sexual harassment can really affect you for a long time, and I want more women to come forward. -Gretchen Carlson

At my direction, the Department's Office for Civil Rights remains committed to investigating all claims of discrimination, bullying, and harassment against those who are most vulnerable in our schools. -Betsy DeVos

Not all cops are bad, but this kind of harassment has been going on for years in the ghetto. -Eazy-E

Non-consensual, sexual advances are not the same as flirtatious comments from a creepy dude. The degree of harassment matters. -Cheryl Yeoh

When an incident is reported, HR almost always starts from a place of disbelief. They request evidence and ask for proof. But if HR is investigating a sexual harassment case within the company, it is their duty as HR to protect their employees. That is the sentiment that has to shift. -Cheryl Yeoh

It's important that we start conversations about changing the culture of sexual harassment and discrimination in politics, state capitols, and our larger communities with an acknowledgment of the courage of so many women who have chosen to speak up and speak out. -J. B. Pritzker

Women should not be forced to accept sexual harassment as the price of admission to a life and career in the political world. They should not have to endure unwanted touching, innuendo, and propositioning from men in positions of power. -J. B. Pritzker

I've tried, in my own life, to speak up when I see harassment occurring. But I want to acknowledge that there are probably situations and instances where I could have done more. I think that's an acknowledgment that all men need to make. -J. B. Pritzker

To end the pervasive culture of sexual harassment, it can no longer be the norm that men look the other way. It only ends when men actively participate in ending it. -J. B. Pritzker

Every sexy joke of long ago, every flirtation, is being recalled by some women and revised and re-evaluated as sexual harassment. Frivolous accusations reduce, if not eliminate, not only communication between men and women but any kind of playfulness and banter… Where has the laughter gone? -Maryanne Trump Barry

I stand second to none in condemning sexual harassment of women. -Maryanne Trump Barry

From its onset, the labor movement has been at the forefront of the fight to improve working conditions and workplace safety. At the local level, knowing their union has their back gives workers the confidence and support they need to stand up and report harassment, poor working conditions, or workplace safety violations. -Jan Schakowsky

We need to get rid of bullying. We need to get rid of abuse. We need to get rid of harassment. We need to get rid of the casting couch. Instead, we need to build the bench. -Nancy Dubuc

Twenty years ago, I was part of a movement of millions of people who were going after freedom. But today, they look and they say, 'What are the advantages of freedom?' So far, it's the vote and maybe, in certain places, lack of police harassment. You can live anywhere you want and do anything you want – if you have the means. -Hugh Masekela

I deplore sexual harassment. -Lawrence Wright

I have a dream that, one day, maybe we'll have more women in the Senate than there are victims of Harvey Weinstein's harassment. -Amy Klobuchar

A lot of women have been whistle-blowers in the past, and a lot of them have just gotten torn down and treated terribly. One of the things that kept popping up was this idea that if you do whistle-blow about sexual harassment, then that is what will define the rest of your life. -Susan Fowler

Safe working conditions, fair wages, protection from forced labor, and freedom from harassment and discrimination – these must become standard global operating conditions. -Paul Polman

Whether it's Hollywood or Bollywood, sexual harassment is a reality. I've experienced it first-hand, and I know many of my counterparts have as well. -Shenaz Treasury

During three decades' worth of sexual harassment allegations, Harvey Weinstein lined the pockets of Democrats to the tune of three quarters of a million dollars. -Ronna McDaniel

I have watched the spread of violent extremism and jihadism across Europe and the U.K. with dismay, particularly given my history of experiencing threats, abuse, and harassment by Muslim fanatics. -Deeyah Khan

As a girl, I abandoned a promising singing career due to violent harassment by Islamists. -Deeyah Khan

If we want to end a culture rampant with harassment, we must listen to the adult women who are speaking out courageously. We must also make room for girls to speak: If we listened, we'd find that many middle schoolers are trying to tell us, 'Me too.' -Rachel Simmons

The harassment and the bullying that students face is a learned behavior. -Sarah McBride

Suddenly, stories of abuse and harassment are being believed; abusers and harassers are being toppled. Yet, at the same time, one of the top movies in the country right now is 'Daddy's Home 2,' which has a biggish, comedic part for Mel Gibson. He's the man whose anti-Semitism and racist rants became part of the cultural lore. -Wesley Morris

The conditions for harassment are built into the very structure of the trucking business, beginning with the training process. -Mary Pilon

I've been speaking out about harassment and gender disparity for years. -Nell Scovell

Studies do show that in hierarchical structures, you do get more harassment. There's more power concentrated at the top, which means there's more abuse of power concentrated at the top. And every TV show is very much a hierarchy. -Nell Scovell

If you see harassment happening, speak up. Being harassed is terrible; having bystanders pretend they don't notice is infinitely worse. -Celeste Ng

The brutality of apartheid drains you of that emotion of fear if you have gone through everything you can be put through in the process of harassment. -Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

My experiences have also convinced me that sexual harassment is very rarely publicly punished after it is reported, and then only after a pattern of relatively egregious offenses. -Hope Jahren

The evasion of justice within academia is all the more infuriating because the course of sexual harassment is so predictable. Since I started writing about women and science, my female colleagues have been moved to share their stories with me; my inbox is an inadvertent clearinghouse for unsolicited love notes. -Hope Jahren

I was part of a growing community of women who were secretly dealing with harassment by Harvey Weinstein. But I also did not know that there was a world in which anybody would care about my experience with him. -Lupita Nyong'o

I've spent many hours on national TV talking about politics and current affairs, including sexual harassment and the #MeToo Movement. -Ana Navarro

We must have zero tolerance for sexual harassment, even if the perpetrator is somebody we like and admire. -Ana Navarro

I think the sooner that all of us in society stop accepting any type of bullying or harassment from other people – in spite of people's social standing or net worth or whatever it is – the sooner it will stop. -Jason Priestley

I was 24 when I was embroiled in a high-profile lawsuit. This was 2014, long before, en masse and on social media, we said #MeToo and #TimesUp. At the time, I felt completely alone. Visceral, hateful online harassment from strangers left me paranoid and anxious for years afterward. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

So many people who deal with sexual harassment don't have the means to file lawsuits or to get legal representation or legal advice. -Tarana Burke

We talk about sexual harassment in the workplace, but there's sexual harassment in schools, right? There's sexual harassment on the street. So there's a larger conversation to be had. And I think it will be a disservice to people if we couch this conversation in about what happens in Hollywood or what happens in even political offices. -Tarana Burke

Sexual harassment does bring shame. -Tarana Burke

I don't think that every single case of sexual harassment has to result in someone being fired; the consequences should vary. But we need a shift in culture so that every single instance of sexual harassment is investigated and dealt with. That's just basic common sense. -Tarana Burke

I was thrilled when I heard about the Time's Up campaign's legal defense fund for women who've experienced harassment and sexism. I'd been longing for this movement to extend beyond Hollywood. -Connie Britton

When women are told that sexual harassment is 'part of the job' or when assistants of both sexes enable harassing behavior, they have bought into the culture that says such behavior is not just permissible, it is a desirable expression of power. -Pramila Jayapal

Civil rights icons, famous journalists, big-time movie producers may all have credits to their name that we can recognize and be grateful for, but their record of good works cannot excuse their harassment of women. -Pramila Jayapal

When bosses, leaders, and powerful men and women ignore or deny the accounts of harassment victims, they reinforce the idea that harassers are playing the game as they should and that the rest of us should fall in line. -Pramila Jayapal

I've experienced harassment. I've had male comedians be very inappropriate. -Phoebe Robinson

There's so many careers that didn't happen because women are like, 'I can't deal with this harassment. I'm going to leave this industry.' -Phoebe Robinson

The nation certainly would have been better off if President Clinton could have focused on Osama bin Laden without being distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots. -Brett Kavanaugh

As governor, I would gladly sign legislation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Other states have led on these issues, and I firmly believe that Ohio must provide an inclusive, welcoming, and tolerant environment that is free of harassment and discrimination for everyone. -Richard Cordray

The supposedly petty sexual harassment that so many women have to endure, from Hollywood studios to the factory floor at Ford, is a national outrage that needs to end. Period. -Bret Stephens

The daily deluge of tales of lechery and trauma holds a hidden but crucial truism: sexual harassment routinely feeds on income inequality. After all, it's much harder to exploit an equal. -Alissa Quart

Actors and writers and adjuncts are always looking for their next job: they find common cause with the female Uber drivers on contracts who have also been unprotected victims of sexual harassment. -Alissa Quart

I've never experienced sexual harassment at work, but I 100% believe and support everyone that has come forward, because I'm very lucky that it has never happened to me. -Jodie Whittaker

I'm tired of people not taking sexual harassment as a serious issue. It is. -Eva Gutowski

My family and I have been the target of constant harassment and death threats, and I have been called the most vile and hateful names imaginable. -Christine Blasey Ford

It is tough for an actress to raise her voice on sexual harassment because the chances are they will question your character, they will ruin your career, and they will defeat you in the power game. So one has to be very strong to fight against these white-collar mafias. -Shilpa Shinde

I can't watch Kevin Spacey's show anymore, though I have loved it earlier, because he has been accused of harassment. It disgusts me as a person. -Ileana D'Cruz

I don't know the reason why someone would not speak up about sexual harassment. I don't know why it doesn't happen here, but I am sure it exists not only in our industry, but every industry, it is there. -Rajkummar Rao

I haven't faced harassment in terms of work, but I think every girl in India has gone through some or the other awkward moment in public where she was eve-teased or touched inappropriately. -Taapsee Pannu

If you're ringing my doorbell eight times every three minutes and hiding behind my garbage cans, I will call the police. That is literally harassment. -James Charles

I definitely hope women know that abuse/harassment/blackmail on social media is also a crime, and the police definitely help. -Chinmayi

Our industry is made up of so many separate entities and participants, it seems we might benefit from creating a harassment ombudsman in each union, or one for the whole industry. -Connie Nielsen

Every university has its problems. The issues range from lack of amenities, plagiarism, poor quality research, sexual harassment, faculty moonlighting, and faulty and biased recruitment. -Sanjaya Baru

In India and elsewhere in the world, the moment a woman speaks out against harassment, people sort of start making all sorts of character judgments about her, about her morality, about what she was wearing, and all such things, and I think that is not fair. -Huma Qureshi

I don't think anybody should be subject to any sort of harassment in any way, shape, or form. -John Corabi

When you know the truth is on your side, when you have dutifully paid all your taxes, but you are still targeted for non-payment of dues, then what do you do? You grin and bear the harassment because you have nothing to hide. -Namrata Shirodkar

If you want to cut crime, if you want to end homelessness, you have to deal with sexual violence, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. -Eric Garcetti

Almost as soon as I came out as trans, there was a spike in online harassment more vicious than anything I'd experienced before. It turns out there are many people who spend a good portion of their spare time making life as miserable as possible for trans people. -ContraPoints

It is easy to say that if such harassment happens, walk out of your job. But people depend on that job. It is about their livelihood, a question of survival. So while we must encourage victims for coming up with their #MeToo stories, we should not judge women for not sharing their stories. -Soni Razdan

When someone is humiliating and harassing a woman, he must be knowing that the victim is needy and left with no option but to tolerate such harassment to save the job. -Soni Razdan

Every company should have zero tolerance on sexual harassment so that victims feel secure while taking a stand. -Soni Razdan

#MeToo is a welcome change, and I would encourage women to call out sexual harassment issues in their workplaces. -Anirudh Ravichander

Rent-stabilized tenants face harassment. They face illegal evictions. They're confronted with ceaseless 'buy-out' offers that promise a quick buck if they give up their homes. -Bill de Blasio

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