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Are We Equipping Young People to Combat Sexual Harassment and Assault?
It seems like just about every day, we hear about another case of sexual assault or harassment perpetrated by powerful men from Hollywood to D.C. to New York. The Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal has drawn renewed attention to older scandals, like the ongoing sexual harassment case against Bill O’Reilly, and has helped to unearth new ones. While overly explicit at times, the media's coverage of these cases is as important as the #metoo social media campaign in giving victims a voice and exposing their victimizers. But lasting cultural change ultimately depends on the next generation—the young men and women coming up behind us, our sons and daughters—and how they respond to these issues.