As many may be aware, there's been an unusual amount of sexual harassment on the boards lately, whether that be via pm or subtle remarks in threads. To be frank, I don't believe that this is handeled seriously enough. And I know that I myself don't handle it in the appropriate manner - because honestly, there is no appropriate effective manner. As a female user, I cannot post a picture of myself without getting a pm or two telling me how gorgeous I am. Also, if a female posts multiple pictures, she is deemed an "attention *****", while a male poster doing the same does not receive as much mockery. I've also been told that I deserve the harassment I get for posting a picture in the first place. Would you use this same logic in real life? If an attractive female leaves her house, does that mean she's asking you to cat call her? No. It seems as though people think that a picture is a formal request for harassment. And I'm not referring to a simple "Cute" or "beautiful". And how is someone subjected to this meant to act? If we report to a mod or speak up to the user, we're called a *****. If we pass it off as a joke (as I've been doing), we're considered perverts who are asking for it. We shouldn't have to choose between those two options. As far as private messages go, yes, there have been some horribly creepy ones. And I know for a fact that many other female users are receiving them, yet none of them will actually come out and report it because they don't think anything will happen. What needs to be realised is that sexual harassment is not at all in the same category as a user breaking the TOS by swearing, or spamming, or baiting. It's on an entirely different plane, it's far more serious, and therefore users should not receive a slap on the wrist for taking part in it. I seriously think that there should be far more attention directed to this issue, as it appears to be always passed over or hushed up in the past.