IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 5, May 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
AYANDOKUN, Esther Oluwafunmilayo
Growing is associated with being exposed to certain ideals that can make life meaningful, less disastrous and less painful. Sexual harassment is taken to mean the same as sexual assault in this work. This involves illegal sexual contact that involves force upon a person without the consent of that person or someone incapable of given consent based on age, physical or mental incapacity. It is often unwelcome and the one affected is not as strong as the other assaulting or harassing. The problem of sexual assault or harassment is not new as shown in Dinah’s experience in Genesis 34. Putting up with strange and unreliable persons and peers has spelt doom for many with the girl-child being severely affected and devastated. The wickedness of Shechem has continued in the world at large. However, this work intends to help the girl-child learn from the mistake of Dinah and the consequential effect on her, her family and Shechem’s family. Educating the girl-child on how to handle loneliness, who to associate with or visit, avoiding indecent dressing and lifestyles are some areas of focus. The thesis of this paper is that the girl-child with proper education and orientation can avoid repeating the mistake of Dinah but rather portray decent lifestyle and attitude.