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Jennifer Scanlon Discusses Sexual Harassment on Maine Public Radio Archives

Jennifer Scanlon

Headlines about sexual harassment by men in positions of power and so-called “silence-breakers” who have spoken out against them, are featuring heavily in the news at the moment.

But, as William R. Kenan Professor of the Humanities in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Jennifer Scanlon points out, the first real generation of silence-breakers was in the 1970s, when several groups of women brought public attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Scanlon was speaking on December 6, 2017, as a guest on Maine Public Radio’s daily call-in program Maine Calling, where she was joined by legal experts Pat Peard and Rebecca Webber, to address the issue of sexual harrassment. The program was hosted Jennifer Rooks.

Listen to Jennifer Scanlon on Maine Public Radio.