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A SILENCE SURROUNDS incidents of sexual harassment. Most sexual harassment is never reported, even serious instances of assault and sexual coercion. In the military, at least 60 percent of the sexual harassment of female soldiers goes unreported, and only 17 percent of the sexually harassed male soldiers report their harassment. The Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Education receives no more than a few hundred charges of sexual harassment from students each year, but, according to the comprehensive 1993 American Association of University Women survey of secondary schools, more than one in eight girls report being "forced to do something sexual other than kissing" while at school. Among federal workers, according to statistics released in 1995, only 13 percent of the female employees choose to speak to a supervisor or other official when they experience sexual harassment on the job. Today, there are published procedures within each...

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