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What Is Sexual Harassment

Author : Abigail Saguy
ISBN : 0520936973
Genre : Social Science
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In France, a common notion is that the shared interests of graduate students and their professors could lead to intimate sexual relations, and that regulations curtailing those relationships would be both futile and counterproductive. By contrast, many universities and corporations in the United States prohibit sexual relationships across hierarchical lines and sometimes among coworkers, arguing that these liaisons should have no place in the workplace. In this age of globalization, how do cultural and legal nuances translate? And when they differ, how are their subtleties and complexities understood? In comparing how sexual harassment—a concept that first emerged in 1975—has been defined differently in France and the United States, Abigail Saguy explores not only the social problem of sexual harassment but also the broader cultural concerns of cross-national differences and similarities.

Be Fierce

Author : Gretchen Carlson
ISBN : 9781478992158
Genre : Social Science
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A groundbreaking manifesto from journalist Gretchen Carlson about how women can protect themselves from sexual harassment in the workplace and reclaim their power against abuse or injustice. In BE FIERCE, Gretchen shares her own experiences, as well as powerful and moving stories from women in many different careers and fields who decided they too weren't ready to shut up and sit down. Gretchen became a voice for the voiceless. In this revealing and timely book, Gretchen shares her views on what women can do to empower and protect themselves in the workplace or on a college campus, what to say when someone makes suggestive remarks, how an employer's Human Resources department may not always be your friend, and how forced arbitration clauses in work contracts often serve to protect companies rather than employees. Her groundbreaking message encourages women to stand up and speak up in every aspect of their lives. Gretchen also discusses why this fight will require both women and men working together to ensure that our daughters and sons will have a brighter future. BE FIERCE is a cultural movement and a motivating testament to what we can accomplish if we collectively decide to become warriors in the path for a better future. The time is now. Take back your life, your career, and your dignity. Twitter: @GretchenCarlsonFacebook: @GretchenCarlsonInstagram: @therealgretchencarlson A portion of each book sale will go towards Gretchen's Gift of Courage fund. "Using your voice and speaking your truth is a step toward freedom. Be a 'Fierce' force because that's what it takes to change the world."--Maria Shriver, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of The Women's Alzheimer's Movement

The Sexual Harassment Handbook

Author : Linda Gordan Howard
ISBN : 9781601637994
Genre : Business & Economics
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At last, a book that addresses the key to contemporary marketing. Do you think you have to put up with inappropriate sexual behavior to get ahead in your career? Or have you been the victim of sexual harassment and don't know to do about it? Are you concerned that anything you do or say could be interpreted as sexual harassment? What are the rules and boundaries? The Sexual Harassment Handbook is the first book that gives you the insight to assess a sexual situation on the job and take effective action, before the lawyers are called in. Many situations involving sexual harassment can be prevented or resolved if you recognize what's happening and know what to do. The Sexual Harassment Handbook answers questions such as: What is the main reason people sue over sexual harassment? Can men be sexually harassed? Can I be harassed if I am a manager or supervisor? Why is dating a subordinate almost always a bad idea?

Sexual Harassment

Author : Dena Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39015021554020
Genre : Political Science
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This collection of essays, poems, and cartoons, shares the experiences of women who have been sexually harassed, and discusses how some of them have coped with the situation

Sexual Harassment Of Working Women

Author : Catharine A. MacKinnon
ISBN : 0300022999
Genre : Law
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Sexual harassment of working women has been widely practiced and systematically ignored. Men’s control over women’s jobs has often made coerced sexual relations the price of women’s material survival. Considered trivial or personal, or natural and inevitable, sexual harassment has become a social institution. MacKinnon offers here a attempt to understand sexual harassment as a pervasive social problem and to present a legal argument that it is discrimination based on sex. Beginning with an analysis of victims' experiences, she then examines sex discrimination doctrine as a whole, both for its potential in prohibiting sexual harassment and for its limitations.

Feminist Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Author : Jane Gallop
ISBN : 0822319187
Genre : Education
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Sexual harassment is an issue in which feminists are usually thought to be on the plaintiff's side. But in 1993—amid considerable attention from the national academic community—Jane Gallop, a prominent feminist professor of literature, was accused of sexual harassment by two of her women graduate students. In Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment, Gallop tells the story of how and why she was charged with sexual harassment and what resulted from the accusations. Weaving together memoir and theoretical reflections, Gallop uses her dramatic personal experience to offer a vivid analysis of current trends in sexual harassment policy and to pose difficult questions regarding teaching and sex, feminism and knowledge. Comparing “still new” feminism—as she first encountered it in the early 1970s—with the more established academic discipline that women's studies has become, Gallop makes a case for the intertwining of learning and pleasure. Refusing to acquiesce to an imperative of silence that surrounds such issues, Gallop acknowledges—and describes—her experiences with the eroticism of learning and teaching. She argues that antiharassment activism has turned away from the feminism that created it and suggests that accusations of harassment are taking aim at the inherent sexuality of professional and pedagogic activity rather than indicting discrimination based on gender—that antiharassment has been transformed into a sensationalist campaign against sexuality itself. Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment offers a direct and challenging perspective on the complex and charged issues surrounding the intersection of politics, sexuality, feminism, and power. Gallop's story and her characteristically bold way of telling it will be compelling reading for anyone interested in these issues and particularly to anyone interested in the ways they pertain to the university.

Sexual Harassment Of Women

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN : 9780309470872
Genre : Social Science
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Over the last few decades, research, activity, and funding has been devoted to improving the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine. In recent years the diversity of those participating in these fields, particularly the participation of women, has improved and there are significantly more women entering careers and studying science, engineering, and medicine than ever before. However, as women increasingly enter these fields they face biases and barriers and it is not surprising that sexual harassment is one of these barriers. Over thirty years the incidence of sexual harassment in different industries has held steady, yet now more women are in the workforce and in academia, and in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine (as students and faculty) and so more women are experiencing sexual harassment as they work and learn. Over the last several years, revelations of the sexual harassment experienced by women in the workplace and in academic settings have raised urgent questions about the specific impact of this discriminatory behavior on women and the extent to which it is limiting their careers. Sexual Harassment of Women explores the influence of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. This report reviews the research on the extent to which women in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine are victimized by sexual harassment and examines the existing information on the extent to which sexual harassment in academia negatively impacts the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women pursuing scientific, engineering, technical, and medical careers. It also identifies and analyzes the policies, strategies and practices that have been the most successful in preventing and addressing sexual harassment in these settings.

Back Off

Author : Martha Langelan
ISBN : 0671788566
Genre : Social Science
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Women who have stopped harassment share successful retaliatory tactics, including administrative solutions in the workplace and formal lawsuits, and offer nine elements of a nonviolent direct confrontation. Original.

What Every Manager Needs To Know About Sexual Harassment

Author : Darlene Orlov
ISBN : 9780814473504
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Protect yourself and your company ... complete 'answer book' for all your questions about what behavior is OK and what's not ... law and court decisions .preventive policies and staff training ... investigating complaints ..."--Jacket.

Sexual Harassment In America

Author : Laura W. Stein
ISBN : 0313301840
Genre : Law
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A breakthrough collection of key documents on sexual harassment, providing an overview of the development of the concept in America.

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