Sexual harassment is unwanted and repeated sexual advances, usually by a person who has power or authority over another. The harassment can take many forms - from touching, fondling and lewd comments to coercive sexual intercourse. What is common in every case is a fear that confrontation or denial of the request can mean loss of employment, failing grades or poor medical care. Because victims of sexual harassment often feel that they precipitated the advances, confrontation is difficult.
Date rape is very common on today's campuses. Too often in cases of date rape, alcohol has played a major role. In men, alcohol releases their inhibitions and they tend to say and do things that they normally wouldn't say or do. They tend to be more open and forward with women which can lead to a serious situation. With women, when they are under the influence they may tend to make decisions that they wouldn't make if sober. If the two mingle throughout the night, a situation could evolve that they both will wish never happened.
Some of the major effects of date rape include the following: