Sexual Harassment and the "Repetition Requirement"

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In his "Reply to Iddo Landau," Edmund Wall responds to the author's critique of some of the views expressed in his "Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Communication." The present article concentrates on what the author takes to be the main problem in Wall's definition: by requiring that any act, even if intentional and cruel in nature, needs to be repeated to count as sexual harassment, Wall allows too much leeway and renders permissible a wide range of intentional, mean, and harmful actions that most, including, the author believes, Wall himself, would like to outlaw. The article considers Wall's linguistic and nonlinguistic responses to this critique and finds them problematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalPhilosophy of the Social Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004


  • Discrimination
  • Ethics
  • Feminism
  • Law
  • Sexual harassment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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