A new study confirms that most American women have experienced sexual harassmentfrom catcalling to unwanted touching. Harvard University Researchers surveyed more than 3,000 high school students and young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 in a study about healthy sexual relationships and sexual harassment prevention.
In a study, that called “The Talk”, researchers discovered that 87% of young women have had to endure sexual harassment in its many forms. And it is also found that, though most women have been sexually harassed and more than half of the men surveyed admitted to having harassed a women before and almost half of all people surveyed: don’t see certain types of gender based degradation and subordination as problems in our society.
These statistics is connected to the issue of sexual violence and campus rape culture. And as well as conversations that students are having with parents and educator about healthy sexual relationship, consent and ethical behavior. This study also suggest that when it comes to respectful sexual behavior, lack of conversation about sexuality in the home are leading young people astray.
Almost 76% of young people have not had conversations with their parents about healthy sexual and romantic relationships but that almost the same amount 70% wish that they would have.
HuffPost that young people should be engaging in conversations about respectful sex and relationships at a young age, and it is suggested by Danielle Lucksted Prevention and Education Program Manager. She also said that – To me, the ‘sex talk’ falls under a larger umbrella of talking to kids about relationships in general and this is something that should start as early as possible.
Parents or guardians should start teaching their children, about things like body boundaries, respect, asking permission and letting them know that they can come to us, if they are ever made to feel uncomfortable.
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