McElroy Demands Reform in Sexual Harassment Policies

February 15, 2006

Fox News columnist Wendy McElroy has penned an important column entitled “Sexual Harassment Policies Need Reform.” She joins FIRE and syndicated columnist Debra Saunders, among others, in criticizing the dangerously overbroad redefinition of sexual harassment recently promulgated by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and present in so many university speech codes. McElroy aptly rebukes the AAUW for “the harm wrought to children by biased reports that lump ‘comments, jokes, teasing, gestures, or looks’ in with real violence.” FIRE salutes Wendy McElroy for bravely drawing attention to the ongoing national scandal of overbroad and vague campus sexual harassment policies.