Top 105 Harassment Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Harassment Quotes from famous people such as A. S. Byatt, Alex Padilla, Martha Nussbaum, Sharice Davids, Anita Hill, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

There are things I take sides about, like capital punis

There are things I take sides about, like capital punishment, which it seems to me there is only one side about: it is evil. But there are two or three sides to sexual harassment, and the moment you get into particular cases, there is injustice in every conceivable direction. It’s a mess.
A. S. Byatt
You know, people should be able to vote free of any harassment, intimidation, obstacles, et cetera.
Alex Padilla
Men are angry at women because they aren’t doing what they are supposed to do, which is support men. They are in the workplace claiming their own rights and often outdoing men. They are daring to bring charges of sexual assault and harassment. They are just not behaving themselves!
Martha Nussbaum
The Stonewall uprising was a day when brave individuals took to the streets to fight back against harassment and hate, and by doing so, helped to push the long history of LGBTQ activism into a nationwide movement.
Sharice Davids
But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it. There are other issues – political issues, gender issues – that people need to be educated about.
Anita Hill
Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media.
Judith Butler
Safe working conditions, fair wages, protection from forced labor, and freedom from harassment and discrimination – these must become standard global operating conditions.
Paul Polman
Nobody bothered to ask me how I was doing when my livelihood was snatched away after the ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ harassment episode.
Tanushree Dutta
I have been subjected to constant harassment and humiliation by Mr. Abad Ponda with his sexist remarks and insulting comments.
Rhea Pillai
Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy.
Mo Ibrahim
There’s so many careers that didn’t happen because women are like, ‘I can’t deal with this harassment. I’m going to leave this industry.’
Phoebe Robinson
We need to get rid of bullying. We need to get rid of abuse. We need to get rid of harassment. We need to get rid of the casting couch. Instead, we need to build the bench.
Nancy Dubuc
Online harassment, especially gendered online harassment, is an epidemic. Women are being driven out; they’re being driven offline. This isn’t just in gaming. This is happening across the board online, especially with women who participate in or work in male-dominated industries.
Anita Sarkeesian
I’ve advised clients to fire or take other serious action against executives and other managers who, in my judgment, had engaged in harassment or other misconduct.
Eugene Scalia
I stand second to none in condemning sexual harassment of women.
Maryanne Trump Barry
Every company should have zero tolerance on sexual harassment so that victims feel secure while taking a stand.
Soni Razdan
Sexual harassment is complex, subtle, and highly subjective.
Kathie Lee Gifford
Whether it relates to sexual harassment claims, or Coronavirus policies, the media play by two different sets of rules. To get good coverage as a Republican, in this and all other storylines, one must typically condemn conservatives or President Donald Trump.
Mollie Hemingway
Do you know how many women in a survey reported experiences of sexual harassment on the job? Eighty percent. It is so common. It’s normalized. And it’s an abuse of power.
Maya Wiley
Like many of his fellow skyjackers, 49-year-old Arthur Gates Barkley was motivated by a complicated grievance against the federal government. In 1963, the World War II veteran had been fired as a truck driver for a bakery, after one of his supervisors accused him of harassment.
Brendan I. Koerner
Encouraging individual firms to develop forward-leaning policies that address sexual harassment is necessary, but alone such prescriptions are insufficient.
Meena Harris
Bill O’Reilly truly was always going to go to Italy when the scandal erupted about his secret settlements with women that accused him of harassment. So he decided to go on the vacation that he already scheduled, and then of course, he never came back.
Brian Stelter
The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized.
Katherine Dunn
In India and elsewhere in the world, the moment a woman speaks out against harassment, people sort of start making all sorts of character judgments about her, about her morality, about what she was wearing, and all such things, and I think that is not fair.
Huma Qureshi
Not all cops are bad, but this kind of harassment has been going on for years in the ghetto.
The harassment, violence, and attacks against our Asian American and Pacific Islander friends, neighbors, and community members must stop.
Ralph Northam
I think golf is a waste of time and a waste of a sunny afternoon. I also stink at it. I have never found anything, including divorce and a sexual harassment suit, more frustrating.
Jay Mohr
Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women.
Phyllis Schlafly
I’m tired of people not taking sexual harassment as a serious issue. It is.
Eva Gutowski
Civil rights icons, famous journalists, big-time movie producers may all have credits to their name that we can recognize and be grateful for, but their record of good works cannot excuse their harassment of women.
Pramila Jayapal
At my direction, the Department’s Office for Civil Rights remains committed to investigating all claims of discrimination, bullying, and harassment against those who are most vulnerable in our schools.
Betsy DeVos
If you're ringing my doorbell eight times every three m

If you’re ringing my doorbell eight times every three minutes and hiding behind my garbage cans, I will call the police. That is literally harassment.
James Charles
We just were saying no more police brutality. And we had enough of police harassment in the Village and other places.
Marsha P. Johnson
When someone is humiliating and harassing a woman, he must be knowing that the victim is needy and left with no option but to tolerate such harassment to save the job.
Soni Razdan
Preventative measures should be taken to provide the fundamentals of recognizing and addressing sexual harassment. If all community members are required to undergo such training, it will be assumed in any case of sexual harassment that the perpetrator understood the effect of his actions.
Meena Harris
I have a dream that, one day, maybe we’ll have more women in the Senate than there are victims of Harvey Weinstein’s harassment.
Amy Klobuchar
Anyone who faces any kind of harassment should complain immediately so that a thorough investigation can happen.
Kirron Kher
Whether it’s Hollywood or Bollywood, sexual harassment is a reality. I’ve experienced it first-hand, and I know many of my counterparts have as well.
Shenaz Treasury
Almost as soon as I came out as trans, there was a spike in online harassment more vicious than anything I’d experienced before. It turns out there are many people who spend a good portion of their spare time making life as miserable as possible for trans people.
I know what sexual harassment looks like. I’m also a lawyer by training and am highly aware that these behaviors should have real consequences.
Meena Harris
Obviously, there is much similarity among the challenges of transgender people and all women – from health care to harassment to discrimination in the workplace.
Gloria Steinem
It’s important that we start conversations about changing the culture of sexual harassment and discrimination in politics, state capitols, and our larger communities with an acknowledgment of the courage of so many women who have chosen to speak up and speak out.
J. B. Pritzker
Sexual harassment and gender discrimination is real, it’s far more pervasive than I think people have been willing to acknowledge.
Tony West
We need more women in higher roles, because the tone for sexual harassment would no doubt be different.
Gretchen Carlson
It is tough for an actress to raise her voice on sexual harassment because the chances are they will question your character, they will ruin your career, and they will defeat you in the power game. So one has to be very strong to fight against these white-collar mafias.
Shilpa Shinde
Actors and writers and adjuncts are always looking for their next job: they find common cause with the female Uber drivers on contracts who have also been unprotected victims of sexual harassment.
Alissa Quart
Much extremist activity falls short of directly inciting people to violence or other crimes and so is not caught by laws on incitement. Neither does the Public Order Act, used to protect groups of people from harassment, deal with the problem.
David Blunkett
We must have zero tolerance for sexual harassment, even if the perpetrator is somebody we like and admire.
Ana Navarro
I never expected to be the face of sexual harassment. But I never give up on anything. So when placed in a new, challenging situation, it’s like, ‘I’m going to give this 110% because that’s what I’ve done my entire life.’
Gretchen Carlson
The solution to ‘on-line harassment’ is simple: women should log off.
Steve Bannon
#MeToo is a welcome change, and I would encourage women to call out sexual harassment issues in their workplaces.
Anirudh Ravichander
Women cannot be equal participants in a society that views sexual assault and sexual harassment the way Donald Trump and his defenders do.
Kirsten Powers
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
Denis Diderot
Sometimes when women come forward about sexual harassment, they’re seen as a troublemaker.
Gretchen Carlson
I’ve been trying to reassert myself as a human and not just a current events story. I should not be the face of online harassment.
Zoe Quinn
I don’t know the reason why someone would not speak up about sexual harassment. I don’t know why it doesn’t happen here, but I am sure it exists not only in our industry, but every industry, it is there.
Rajkummar Rao
Harassment is one of puberty’s darkest, most unreported rites of passage.
Rachel Simmons
Sexual harassment is as difficult to prove as it is to disprove.
Kellyanne Conway
A big barrier to people getting help with online harassment is the general attitude either that it’s not a real issue – that it’s ‘only’ online – or that it’s limited to someone saying they don’t like you, and all of that stems from a basic misunderstanding of what we mean when we say ‘online harassment.’
Zoe Quinn
Constant pressure by Turkish consulates across the United States, as well as pervasive and continual harassment by the government in Turkey, has so far failed to stifle my dissent. As they increase the pressure, I raise my voice.
Enes Kanter
I have watched the spread of violent extremism and jihadism across Europe and the U.K. with dismay, particularly given my history of experiencing threats, abuse, and harassment by Muslim fanatics.
Deeyah Khan
If you see harassment happening, speak up. Being harassed is terrible; having bystanders pretend they don’t notice is infinitely worse.
Celeste Ng
I haven't faced a casting couch in the South or Bollywo

I haven’t faced a casting couch in the South or Bollywood. But yes, I have faced my share of harassment in both industries. I don’t have the guts to name them because they are powerful people – men and women who made sure I felt helpless.
Amyra Dastur
Women should not be forced to accept sexual harassment as the price of admission to a life and career in the political world. They should not have to endure unwanted touching, innuendo, and propositioning from men in positions of power.
J. B. Pritzker
People on the lower rungs are more vulnerable to sexual harassment than those at the top.
Dawn Steel
As we know, one of the dark sides of social media is online harassment.
Harrison Barnes
When you know the truth is on your side, when you have dutifully paid all your taxes, but you are still targeted for non-payment of dues, then what do you do? You grin and bear the harassment because you have nothing to hide.
Namrata Shirodkar
Harassment doesn’t just happen to ‘social observers’ and ‘comedians’ – women who express themselves publicly are reliably verbally attacked online and in person, not for their substance but for their form.
Faith Salie
The harassment and the bullying that students face is a learned behavior.
Sarah McBride
Fortunately, I have never been a victim of sexual harassment. But there have been instances where I have lost out on work or people have shown disinterest in working with me because I was unwilling to succumb to this unspoken understanding of patriarchy.
Dia Mirza
I don’t think that every single case of sexual harassment has to result in someone being fired; the consequences should vary. But we need a shift in culture so that every single instance of sexual harassment is investigated and dealt with. That’s just basic common sense.
Tarana Burke
If we want to end a culture rampant with harassment, we must listen to the adult women who are speaking out courageously. We must also make room for girls to speak: If we listened, we’d find that many middle schoolers are trying to tell us, ‘Me too.’
Rachel Simmons
Of all the threats to free speech in history, the one the media give the most credibility to without question is the feminist movement, which is trying to rebrand public debate as harassment.
Milo Yiannopoulos
So many people who deal with sexual harassment don’t have the means to file lawsuits or to get legal representation or legal advice.
Tarana Burke
I would like to say that what Mel Phillips was doing was not sexual harassment but more sexual abuse of children, because he was doing it in a sexual manner now that I look back on it.
Tom Cole
My experiences have also convinced me that sexual harassment is very rarely publicly punished after it is reported, and then only after a pattern of relatively egregious offenses.
Hope Jahren
Studies do show that in hierarchical structures, you do get more harassment. There’s more power concentrated at the top, which means there’s more abuse of power concentrated at the top. And every TV show is very much a hierarchy.
Nell Scovell
As a girl, I abandoned a promising singing career due to violent harassment by Islamists.
Deeyah Khan
I was thrilled when I heard about the Time’s Up campaign’s legal defense fund for women who’ve experienced harassment and sexism. I’d been longing for this movement to extend beyond Hollywood.
Connie Britton
Harassment is the background radiation of my life. It is a factor in every decision I make. Any time I tweet something or make a post, I’m always thinking about it.
Anita Sarkeesian
As a community, Silicon Valley must adopt principles that reflect our abhorrence toward sexual harassment – and it is these principles that must guide our collective behavior.
Meena Harris
The brutality of apartheid drains you of that emotion of fear if you have gone through everything you can be put through in the process of harassment.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
I’m learning that human pressure on wildlife is becoming increasingly dangerous. You’ve got to be more alert because more animals have been pushed around, wounded, subjected to human harassment, ambushed, all kinds of stress. When they attack, it’s totally predictable.
Peter Beard
BDS attempts to use economic tools to boycott Israeli goods and services and punish individuals and entities supporting Israel. It attempts to use harassment and intimidation to turn Israel’s supporters against the country.
Lee Zeldin
Americans are fed up with these mandatory census surveys, and they’re asking us to stop the harassment.
Jeff Duncan
Every university has its problems. The issues range from lack of amenities, plagiarism, poor quality research, sexual harassment, faculty moonlighting, and faulty and biased recruitment.
Sanjaya Baru
I fail to understand why the #MeToo campaign in India didn’t gain momentum when Malayalam actor Dileep was arrested after an actress was abducted and assaulted or when Telugu actress Sri Reddy was banned for talking about sexual harassment. These instances were more deserving of the #MeToo movement than anything else.
Payal Rohatgi
Women politicians in Pakistan have to deal with severe sexual harassment within their own parties and from their opponents.
Reham Khan
I’ve spent many hours on national TV talking about politics and current affairs, including sexual harassment and the #MeToo Movement.
Ana Navarro
I’ve experienced harassment. I’ve had male comedians be very inappropriate.
Phoebe Robinson
Even though we have laws against it and HR departments to handle it, a woman – especially if she is young and just starting out – can never be sure that reporting harassment won’t hurt her career.
Gretchen Carlson
Religious minority communities in India have endured incidents of harassment, discrimination, intimidation and violent attacks for decades, often with little hope for justice.
Trent Franks
The change I want to see is a start-up environment where everyone, regardless of gender and background, feels welcome and safe; where sexual harassment or discrimination will not impede great talent from producing great impact.
Christine Tsai
Our industry is made up of so many separate entities an

Our industry is made up of so many separate entities and participants, it seems we might benefit from creating a harassment ombudsman in each union, or one for the whole industry.
Connie Nielsen
The daily deluge of tales of lechery and trauma holds a hidden but crucial truism: sexual harassment routinely feeds on income inequality. After all, it’s much harder to exploit an equal.
Alissa Quart
It is easy to say that if such harassment happens, walk out of your job. But people depend on that job. It is about their livelihood, a question of survival. So while we must encourage victims for coming up with their #MeToo stories, we should not judge women for not sharing their stories.
Soni Razdan
Unfortunately, I have the equivalent of 7 PhDs in harassment on Twitter. As one of the primary targets of Gamergate, I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of threats to my life on Twitter’s platform.
Brianna Wu
The evasion of justice within academia is all the more infuriating because the course of sexual harassment is so predictable. Since I started writing about women and science, my female colleagues have been moved to share their stories with me; my inbox is an inadvertent clearinghouse for unsolicited love notes.
Hope Jahren
Cyberbullying isn’t real. But bullying and harassment certainly are real. Trust me, friends, I went to school in England. They’ve got bullying down to a fine art. I know, because I was one of its chief architects. I was awful to my fellow schoolboys.
Milo Yiannopoulos
I think the sooner that all of us in society stop accepting any type of bullying or harassment from other people – in spite of people’s social standing or net worth or whatever it is – the sooner it will stop.
Jason Priestley
It takes courage to come forward, and I don’t want any victim of sexual harassment to think twice about doing so.
Kim Reynolds
My background is interesting in that I was a sexual harassment attorney before I ever got into news. I think I had a really broad understanding of exactly how the legal framework works, how HR works, all those kinds of things.
Shannon Bream
I was part of a growing community of women who were secretly dealing with harassment by Harvey Weinstein. But I also did not know that there was a world in which anybody would care about my experience with him.
Lupita Nyong’o
To end the pervasive culture of sexual harassment, it can no longer be the norm that men look the other way. It only ends when men actively participate in ending it.
J. B. Pritzker
During three decades’ worth of sexual harassment allegations, Harvey Weinstein lined the pockets of Democrats to the tune of three quarters of a million dollars.
Ronna McDaniel