Beyond Bro Culture


Changing the way we think about sexual harassment, and how to solve it

by Rory Gerberg (lead author) 
Y-Vonne Hutchinson (contributing author)

The first time I was sexually harassed was in the hallway in 8th grade. My classmate put his arm over my shoulder and extended it to grope my right breast. Terrified, I instinctively smacked him. The hall monitor asked if everything was okay. “Yup!” We laughed. His was playful. Mine was a nervous laugh of shock and confusion. Those interactions became less and less funny as I grew older. In an office, I couldn’t smack a colleague. I had to be careful not to offend.

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