International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Sexual Harassment: Is it A Case of Gendered Perspective?
Kamal Kenny, Dr Asnarulkhadi Abu Samah, Mr. Benjamin Chan Yin Fah

Globally, the phenomenon of Sexual harassment has always been looked from a woman’s perspective. To date, almost all studies on sexual harassment look at the incidences of sexual harassment, the effects on victims and coping strategies for victims; and in most instances victims are women. There is a dire need to change our understanding of this issue. In order to obtain a more holistic view of this issue, there should be a paradigm shift where the focus should be on the perpetrators. As men are generally the perpetrators, it is about time the phenomenon of sexual harassment is looked from a male perspective in understanding what brought men to engage in the act of sexual harassment.

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