Sexual harassment: healing ignorance

The Christian Science Monitor

Increasingly, sexual harassment is being discussed on television, radio, at business lunches, and across family dinner tables. The ignorance at the root of this issue is more than the often quoted phrase "Men just don't get it." The underlying ignorance really has no gender bias. It is the perception that men and woman are essentially sexual beings. And it is this belief of individuals' basic identity and nature that must and can be dealt with in order to find healing.

The light that Christian Science shines on the confusion is the truth that man is God's idea. Man's real, God-endowed nature is not animalistic but spiritual—innately good and pure. Man is the offspring of God and as such has inherent worth and beauty. Men and women are beautiful as they reflect more of God's natural, spiritual goodness.

The power of church
August 3, 1992

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