- Shaming a person based on their sexual orientation, using hate words like “fag” or “dyke”.
- Publicly shaming a person for not being willing to have sex, labelling them a “prude”.
- Publicly announcing that a person is willing to have sex and labelling them as a “slut”.
Sexual harassment can be physical, verbal, or emotional, and can take place online, in person, and/or on physical surfaces like a bathroom wall, bridge, etc. The effects of sexual harassment and bullying can have lifelong consequences for the bully and the victim. While the social understanding of sexual harassment may vary by culture, in most modern legal contexts, sexual harassment is illegal.