Tag Archives: sexual harassment in public

Street Harassment is illegal in AZ

15 Oct

Did you know that harassment is illegal? We’ve paraphrased the law, and given you the statute in case you want to look it up:
ARS 13-2921: Contacts anyone (verbally, written, or electronically) in a manner that harasses; follows someone around after being asked to stop; or commits a harassing act. The statute defines “harassment” as actions that would alarm or annoy a reasonable person, and are directed at a specific person.
Other statutes prohibit threats and intimidation that a person will be physically hurt (13-1202) and touching someone with the intent of injuring, insulting, or provoking them (13-1203, Assault)

“White Chrysler 300”

6 Mar

“While walking this white Chrysler 300 honked at us three times. I was just confused: I was like “I don’t understand what’s the point of that.” My friend was pissed and flipped them off.”
– Female, 30

Date of harassment: 3/1/12
Time of harassment: 12:05pm
Location of harassment: Jones and Pima

“Street Harassment: a real problem that requires legal regulation” from Huffington Post

12 Sep


Street Harassment: A Real Problem that Requires Legal Regulation

Holly Kearl
Posted: March 12, 2010 04:43 PM

“Do you remember when it was legal for a man to make sexually explicit or sexist remarks to a woman at work? I don’t. While sexual harassment in the workplace still happens, it became illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 19 years before I was born.

Do you remember when it was legal for a man to make sexually explicit or sexist remarks to a woman on the street or at a bus stop? I do. Sexual harassment in public is legal. But it shouldn’t be.”

Click here to see the original story in full

%d bloggers like this: