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sexual harrassment

Barbara Niess-May
SafeHouse Center / safehousecenter.org

The #MeToo movement continues to spread awareness of sexual harassment and abuse throughout the country.  The silver lining is more women are coming forward, and community conversations are taking place.  However, harassment remains underreported, and insufficient workplace and judicial systems are in place to end systemic support of such behaviors.  Safehouse Center executive director Barbara Niess-May joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss her op-ed piece, "Sexual Harrassment: Its Impact and Solutions." 

Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Stories of sexual harassment and assault have dominated the media recently.  EMU sociology professor Roger Kernsmith and his colleagues wanted to learn more on this phemonenon by developing a campus-wide survey for students asking about their thoughts on the University's sexual misconduct culture.  Kernsmith talks all about his project with WEMU's Patrick Campion on this week's "Focus on EMU."

Pictures of Money / flickr.com

A question to boost Michigan’s minimum wage to $12 an hour could be headed to the November ballot. 

Michigan House of Representatives
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Sexual harassment by public officials is one of the topics lawmakers are looking to tackle this term.