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harass

(either harris or huh-rass) v. systematic and/or continual unwanted and annoying pestering, which often includes threats and demands. This can include lewd or offensive remarks, sexual advances, threatening telephone calls from collection agencies, hassling by police officers, or bringing criminal charges without cause. (See: harassment, sexual harassment)

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'To improve responding, everyone but especially men, should be mindful that their empathy for a male sexual harasser can increase their likelihood of blaming women for being sexually harassed.
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The media should also avoid broadcasting any material that promotes harassment or shows the harasser in a way that encourages others to imitate him," Al Azhar said in the statement.
And telling can bring actions aimed to make the harasser stop or make a situation safer for everyone.
The law also includes fines and punishments that will be taken against harassers, which includes up to $80,000 in fines and up to five years in prison.
The SMG unveiled this plan which it calls "Personnel transfers for office sexual harasser."
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