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Christina Perez addresses wave of recent sexual harassment allegations

Thursday, November 2, 2017

​Christina Perez, associate professor of sociology, discussed historical efforts to end sexual harassment and violence against women in a Chicago Tribune article by Vikki Ortiz Healy. The article addressed the current wave of sexual harassment and assaut allegations, triggered by the case against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. 

According to Perez, the first concerted efforts came in the 1960s, when women were included in civil rights legislation, continued during the women's liberation movement of the 1970s, and gained strenght with the federal Title IX legislation. 

"People allow it to happen in spite of the laws and protections that we have," Perez said. "The laws and protections are one level, but we also need to implement them."

You can read the entire article here.