Very few men come forward after an assault. Many are ashamed to seek help because of the belief it could never happen to them or to any other man. Current research indicates, however, that 1 in 6 men have experienced child sexual abuse and 1 in 20 men will experience sexual assault. Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs can prevent a person from being able to consent to sexual acts with another person.
If the MeToo movement wants to promote gender equality in society, then women also should be called out when they abuse their power and sexually harass others. Kloss alleged that the pop star greeted him at a party by pulling down his sweatpants and underwear to expose his genitals to the crowd. But females with power are just as disgusting. Move on. Most notably, Perry kissed year-old contestant Benjamin Glaze without his consent after he mentioned that he had never been kissed before. Perry beckoned Glaze over for what he thought would be a kiss on the cheek, but the pop star turned her head at the last minute and laid one on his lips instead. The incident sparked discussion about whether a double-standard exists for female stars like Perry.
Harassment can occur in many different social settings such as the workplace, the home, school, churches, etc. Harassers or victims may be of any gender. In most modern legal contexts, sexual harassment is illegal. Laws surrounding sexual harassment generally do not prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or minor isolated incidents—that is due to the fact that they do not impose a "general civility code".
When you think of sexual harassment , you may immediately think of male workers harassing or propositioning female coworkers. However, as many men can tell you, men can also face workplace sexually harassment. In fact, statistics indicate that almost one in five complaints about workplace sexual harassment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC come from men. The number of men coming forward is only increasing with movements such as TimesUp and MeToo, as the number of men reported harassment at work has increased from seven percent to 18 percent during the past year. Prominent examples include the many allegations against actor Kevin Spacey, and those raised by actor and former NFL star Terry Crews against an agent.