Impact of Sexual Harassment Issues on School Counselors Sexual harassment is a reality that has become way too common, especially in this last year. Countless actresses and musicians have come forward with stories and experiences that have really put this issue on the cultural map. Although it is great that it is being talked about more, sexual harassment has always been present in workplaces and unfortunately, schools. Whether it is between students or teachers, sexual harassment has been an issue in several schools. In a study conducted by the American Association of University Women, they found that over eighty percent of students reported that they had been sexually harassed at least once in their student career.
Sexual assault is a form of forced sexual violence. The term sexual assault can be defined as an act in which a person sexually violates a victim without the victims consent. This is one of the most common problems faced by many schools in South Africa, the problem of sexual assault amongst learners in South African school. Sexual assault is an unlawful act, which the perpetrator can be sentenced to jail for practicing it. Sexual assault can be in a form of fondling of unwanted sexual touching, forcing a victim to perform sexual acts such as oral sex or penetrating the victim’s body and torturing a person in a sexual manner.
There are many problems on college campuses and several go unnoticed. According to BestCollege.com, “one out of five college students experience some type of sexual assault during their college career”. Sexual assault is a term used to describe any type of unwanted sexual activity without the consent of a person (Sexual Assault). One out of five students being assaulted is a major issue in many ways. For example, being a victim of sexual assault can be very damaging for the rest of one’s life, whether it is mentally, emotionally, or physically.
The cause of sexual assault is one hundred percent of the time, the assaulter’s fault. Sexual assault is never caused by a “rape culture” or the clothing that one chooses to wear. Sexual assault is caused by the attacker, never the victim. Sexual assault is an issue very prevalent in our society today and is starting to get recognized because of the bravery of these victims. Cases like the Larry Nassar case, the Harvey Weinstein case, and the Brock Turner case are just some examples of sexual assault that our society is fighting today.
As shown in this paper, school dress codes affect girls negatively by restricting expression, diminishing confidence, and establishing platform for sexism in later years. In regards to restricting self expression, school dress codes take away girls’ differences, prevent personal opinions from being shared, and deny them their constitutional right of freedom of speech. In closing, on the point of diminishing confidence, school dress codes diminish girls’ confidence by putting them through embarrassment, body shaming them, and teaching them that their appearance is more important than their education. Lastly, in regards to establishing a platform for sexism in later years, school dress codes impact girls by teaching boys that women are objects, valuing the education of the male students over the girls, and targeting the girls more with these dress code
Harassment and abuse are considered breaches of human rights and occur in all countries. According to Encyclopedia of Psychology, sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims who are not able to give consent. Most of victims and perpetrators know each other. In sport, women athletes are more frequent victims of harassment and abuse than men athletes. Many women athletes drop out of sport rather than continue being subjected to the constant harassment and abuse.
This essay will discuss Sexual Harassment in the workplace. First off, Sexual harassment occurs when the behavior of a person is inappropriate involving the making of unwanted sexual remarks or advances. According to Statistics 1 in 3 women has been sexually harassed at a workplace. Sexual harassment has become an often occurrence in the workplace. An example of sexual harassment in the workplace is making sexual comments about appearance, or body parts.
By enforcing more professional attire, it would show students of both sexes the appropriate way to dress in an academic setting. In addition, a dress code can contribute to student’s education by showing students how to dress for the working world. Since most
First and foremost, sexual assault can be defined as being physically forced to engage unwillingly or non-consensually in sexual activities. According to South Africa's constitution everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect. Moreover it ranges in its forms between two categories, namely: penetrative and non-penetrative sexual assault. Common sexual assault among pupils is rape, groping, torturing done sexually, innappropriate fondling, harrassment and being forced to watch pornographic material. Sexual assault amongst learners in South African schools is escalating despite the measures placed by the Department of Education to solve these cases.
Many principles believe that school dress codes help students stay more focused on their studies and that the students were being bullied less (Daniels). School dress codes help students not feel peer pressure as much because other students cannot bully them based on their clothing, since they are permitted to wear similar types of clothing (“School”). One study in California’s Long Beach District showed that when the dress code was being enforced 91% of crime decreased, suspensions have decreased by 90%, sex offenses have decreased by 96%, and vandalism has decreased by 69%. Another study at Harvard School of education showed that in the last 5 years, dropout rates had decreased from 11.2% to 2.7%. In January of 2001, the 5th U.S.