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  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE SCHOOLS

    Filed at 12:32 pm under by dcobranchi

    By a six-year-old:

    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy is getting a lesson on the meaning of sexual harassment long before he’ll be able to spell it.

    The first-grader was suspended for three days for sexual harassment after he put two fingers inside a classmate’s waistband, school officials told his mother, Berthena Dorinvil. The boy told her he only touched the girl’s shirt after the girl touched him.

    …The Brockton School Committee defines sexual harassment among students, in part, as “uninvited physical contact such as touching, hugging, patting or pinching.”

    There’s something missing in their definiton– “of a sexual nature.” Geez. Based on this, I sexually harass every member of my family most every day.

    4 Responses to “SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE SCHOOLS”


    Comment by
    Andrea R. in Missouri
    February 10th, 2006
    at 3:06 pm

    No wonder I’m crazy. I’ve been being sexually harassed by the cats and the dog as well as the rest of my family. I better seek help at the local “You are a Victim!” center.


    Comment by
    samantha
    February 10th, 2006
    at 6:31 pm

    This completely trivialises anyone who has been sexually abused, because this clearly isn’t either sexual or harassment.

    But it is important to realise that some children do sexually abuse other children. My younger sister at four, was repeatedly sexually abused by an 8 year old.


    Comment by
    Andrea R. in Missouri
    February 10th, 2006
    at 8:17 pm

    That is exactly my problem with the new victim mentality. It trivializes those that really have been victimized.


    Comment by
    Rikki
    February 10th, 2006
    at 9:34 pm

    My youngest child is a major league hugger. Shame that they can’t just teach children about unwanted attention, rather than just lable the behaviors harassment. Imagine that, teaching in schools. I must have been in the liquor cabinet again. 😉