The Slippery Slope: Struggling for Equity in the Academy in the Era of #MeToo

The complexity of the sexual harassment language of the #MeToo movement creates discontinuities that maymuddy intended communications. Yet understanding this language provides a fuller picture of the experiences that women face, Gender harassment has persisted in the workplace despite long-staning antidiscrimination policies, perhaps because of a unversal failure to recognize all forms of it- some of which are more pervasive and common than sexual abuse. This article considers the ability of the academy to affect sexual harassment in public administration. It discusses the implications of gender harassment, the least recognized form of sexual harassment, and makes recommendations for overcoming gender barriers in the academy and in practice. Evidence- based guidance for advacnging women in the academy may create more equitable and just spaces for teaching and learning. Public administration classrooms and scholarship represent critical opportunities to recognize patterns of organizations practice and systematically redress gender harassment in the workplace.

The complexity of the sexual harassment language of the #MeToo movement creates discontinuities that maymuddy intended communications. Yet understanding this language provides a fuller picture of the experiences that women face, Gender harassment has persisted in the workplace despite long-staning antidiscrimination policies, perhaps because of a unversal failure to recognize all forms of it- some of which are more pervasive and common than sexual abuse. This article considers the ability of the academy to affect sexual harassment in public administration. It discusses the implications of gender harassment, the least recognized form of sexual harassment, and makes recommendations for overcoming gender barriers in the academy and in practice. Evidence- based guidance for advacnging women in the academy may create more equitable and just spaces for teaching and learning. Public administration classrooms and scholarship represent critical opportunities to recognize patterns of organizations practice and systematically redress gender harassment in the workplace.

File Type: 13208
Categories: Civil Rights, Gender Equity, Public Administration, Public Policy