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The Supreme Court's 1998 Oncale v Sundower Offshore Services Inc., decision held that there could be a cause of action for same-sex sexual harassment. While most cheered the holding, a careful reading revealed that the case actually codified a theory that "sexual harassment" was not unlawful if both men and women were subjected to the same or similar conduct. Thus, the equal opportunity harasser defense was now the law of the land. Dave Sherwyn, John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and professor of law, explains how we got there, what has happened since, and proposes what the law should be. Part of Cornell's sesquicentennial celebration, April 24-27, 2015.