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Oakland girls shine spotlight on sexual harassment and school board revamps its policy

It began with adults listening to girls talk about their life experiences.

Andrea Zamora was one of those girls, and she told how the boys in her elementary school had created “slap-ass Fridays” which gave them “permission” to spank and otherwise touch girls’ behinds.

Other girls talked about how boys in their schools regularly called them “bitches,” “sluts,” or “hos.” Still others talked about unwelcome sexual advances and requests for sexual favors.