Thursday, January 12, 2012

'Nearly half of all junior high and high school students are sexually harassed each year'

A new report by the American Association of University Women says that nearly half of students in grades 7-12 were sexually harassed last year alone.

The AAUW is a woman's lobby. When such an organization tosses out a stat like that, it might cause alarm in some circles. Among most people, however, our guess is that it generates at least mild eye rolling. Kids experience teasing and bullying all the time, and to suggest that every such incident should become a stat in the gender wars does a grave disservice to the cases where intervention is really needed.