Sexual harassment on any scale is a doorway to sexual assault. As soon as we turn the other cheek to sexual harassment, we allow more severe discretions to take place until a sexual assault transpires.
I have a feeling that the idea for the word sassy came from someone not knowing how to deal with something a woman said, something a woman did, or something a woman wore. At some point, someone looked at her and said, “Most women aren’t like this. We need a word that will weaken all these powerful traits she embodies.”