Age Gaps & Defs of “Sexual Harassment”

A Reuters/Ipsos poll asked 3,000+ American adults about what should and should not be classified as ‘sexual harassment’. Among its findings:

Fifty-two percent of people from racial minorities said that they considered non-consensual hugging to be sexual harassment, compared with 39 percent of whites.

While most adults said they thought that it was sexual harassment to send “pornographic pictures” to someone without their consent, younger people appeared to be more permissive.

Eighty-three percent of millennials, or those adults born after 1982, said it was sexual harassment, compared with 90 percent of gen-Xers (born 1965-1981) and 94 percent of baby boomers (born 1946-1964.)

One good sign: overall, younger people appear to be inclined to be #MeToo alarmists.

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