This is what E. Christi Cunningham — or, rather, e. christi cunningham, as she affectedly “actualizes” herself — wrote about sexual-harassment law in her 1999 Chicago Legal Forum paper, “Preserving Normal Heterosexual Male Fantasy: The ‘Severe or Pervasive’ Missed-Interpretation of Sexual Harassment in the Absence of a Tangible Job Consequence”:
The courts’ failure to address many forms of sexual harassment is a result of a judicial proximity analysis which limits the reach of the statute to conduct that is outside of a fantasized zone of normal (white) heterosexual male conduct. Thus, the scope of current sex discrimination law is a function of the degree to which the sex discrimination is essential to the ordinary exercise of power underlying the male heterosexual fantasy.
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