But Epp presents a ‘sexual harassment case study’ that seems greatly informative for the SO community. The reviewer notes that it is a classic example (Epp likes all this new stuff; the reviewer does not) of “how ‘legalized accountability’ can compromise democratic accountability”.
This would, of course, bring the whole male-female ‘thing’ under the general scope of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. You may recall that at the last minute, and from the floor of the House and not in any prior committee deliberation, a soon-to-retire Congressman inserted the simple term “gender” among the proscribed categories of “racism” which the Bill, and most of the citizenry, wished to address through the Bill in the first place.***
I do not favor ‘police brutality’ as it existed in the awful era of Jim Crow; I do not favor any human being having to participate in sex simply for the right to earn a living and achieve legitimate recognition for accomplishment. I am all for playground safety although the only way to be truly and totally ‘safe’ is probably to stay in bed for most of your life.
And most advocates would rather not discuss such consequences, certainly not in public. But the consequences are already operating and have been for quite some time.