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Violating a Sacred Relationship

Over the last century, women have become increasingly competitive in the academic environment. Many women face impediments in the form of unsolicited sexual advances from students and even teachers. From unwanted sexual remarks to forced sexual contact, these experiences cause female students to feel insulted, uncomfortable, angry, and disappointed in their academic life. In response, students avoid places on campus, drop classes, discontinue higher education, are forced to get married by their parents and become psychologically damaged for the rest of their lives. A section of progressive teachers have been campaigning for a formal policy against sexual harassment. To date there has been no step in the right direction in approving such a policy.

Cover Photo Zahedul I Khan
Cover Design Manan Morshed

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