Shanghai Targets Sexual Harassment – Jude Blanchette

From The Christian Science Monitor:

At first, Sarah Cheng didn’t realize that she had been sexually harassed. Then the woman next to her on the bus told her that the man who’d just brushed up against her had done it intentionally.

“That was a watershed moment for me,” says the young Shanghai native, who prefers to go by an English name. “After that, I now see inappropriate behavior that is often directed towards women in the city.”

Aware that many of the city’s female residents have been victims of unwanted sexual advances, Shanghai has become the first city in China to define what constitutes sexual harassment. [Full Text]

June 7, 2007 5:48 AM
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