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The clear standard set by Rule 404(b), and explained in the comments thereto, illustrates that character evidence is particularly dangerous because it distracts attention from probatively valuable evidence.
He blamed prior cases that required an "uncompromising emphasis on numerical equality" which could "encourage and legitimatize even the most outrageous partisan gerrymandering." (55) Justice Powell suggested that apportioned districts should simulate compactness and disregard traditional political boundaries; if not, the state should be required to probatively show a nondiscriminatory reason for its plan.
In any case, the sexualised conduct itself may be probatively problematic because a woman in a non-traditional workplace may not necessarily be `offended, humiliated or intimidated' by the harassing acts.