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Jul 25, 2018

Legally Insane

Sexual Harassment Laws – Better Late Than Never - Episode 42 

In this episode Matt and Tony sit down with Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks. Ana is an accomplished Journalist, Speaker, Writer and Educator. The conversation today is about sexual harassment. The trio discusses how sexual harassment is becoming more and more common in the news and they get a dialogue going about how to raise more awareness to ultimately lead to change. 


  • [07:30] – Ana talks about her own experience with sexual harassment.
  • [12:25] – The age of sexual consent in most states gets raised from age 7 to between 16-18.
  • [18:33] – In the 1964 Civil Rights Act, sex was added in at the last minute (it was seen as a joke).
  • [20:48] – The Violence Against Women Act.
  • [24:54] – Women’s role in the workplace and the pressure on men to be breadwinners.
  • [28:52] – Barnes v. Train, the first sexual harassment case.
  • [35:00] – 1986 was the first time the Supreme Court addressed anything related to sexual harassment.
  • [41:40] – Long Dong Silver
  • [63:22] – Al Franken steps down
  • [71:14] – Settlement Disclosure 

The Takeaway – While we’ve progressed when it comes to gender dynamics in the workplace, there’s still a lot more room to grow. 

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