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Unlawful Discrimination Is Supposed to Be about Group-Based Animus

By Mark Pulliam ● Law & Liberty ● 07/10/2018


Sexual harassment in the workplace, which was not a legal category before the 1970s, raises complicated issues. Of course, there have been lecherous men making advances toward women, and/or engaging in crude and boorish behavior, since time immemorial. And it will ever be so. My goal is not, however, to excuse men’s bad behavior, but to explore the origins of workplace sexual harassment as a now-ubiquitous legal claim.