Sexual intimidation has never been about women’s bodies.
Men do not harass, assault or rape women because they are attracted to the female body and can’t control themselves. They can.
Humans use sex as a way of asserting dominance over the other and creating a power imbalance. Men do this to women because they are socialized to believe that, unless they hold power over women, they aren’t men enough. And humans want to be accepted by society and fit into their assigned gender role, because they are scared of being rejected. So men seek to uphold their power over women in any way possible. And an effective way of doing it, is by using sexual harassment, assault or rape.
A recent US study conducted that women in higher positions of power experience more sexual intimidation from their male colleagues and employees than women in lower positions. And that’s because men’s power over those women becomes threatened.
However it’s not only women who experience this, it’s also men of colour and “feminine” men (not entirely sure what they meant with that, but i’m assuming gay men and femme presenting amab people.). They also get sexually intimidated by their STRAIGHT male coworkers. Which is not me invalidating women’s experience. It is me stating that a woman’s body and sexuality has absolutely nothing to do with the harassment they face.
That it why you hear so many women say “I got assaulted wearing a hoody and loose pants” or “I get catcalled no matter what I wear” because it’s NOT about them showing skin EVER.
Women don’t get sexually harassed because of their sex, but because of their gender.
Edit: Wait I actually think I understand what you guys mean. If sexual abuse is not a woman specific form of oppression, then why does it happen to women more than it happens to men from oppressed groups? Which is a valid counterargument that I probably should have considered. Hmm.