Flirting vs. Sexual Harassment

Flirting:

  • is welcome attention
  • goes both ways/is mutual
  • makes you feel flattered or attractive
  • makes you feel in control
  • makes you feel good about yourself
  • is legal

Sexual Harassment:

  • is not wanted
  • is one-sided
  • makes you feel put-down or ugly
  • makes you feel powerless
  • makes you feel bad or dirty
  • is a violation of school policy and the law

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual attention or conduct. Sexual harassment is defined by the person receiving it, just like sexual assault.

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