Sexual harassment affects men as well

I am surprised at Brendan Barber’s comments about office lechers and gropers and the new rules “making life more bearable for thousands of women” (, 3 October). While there are no doubt more cases of sexual harassment brought by women against men, it is presumptuous to assume it is all one-way traffic.

Barber is perpetuating a rather outdated view. What about the men who suffer at the hands of female lechers and leerers? I rather think that the EU directive would not draw any distinction.

Olliver Southgate
Director of resources
Compassion in World Farming

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