Sexual harassment and sexual assault are very serious issues happening today in the workplace. Women or men have suffered from unsolicited sexual behaviors that are typically provoked by someone “higher” in position. “Sexual harassment especially has been a fixture in the workplace since women began to work outside their homes” (Fitzgerald, 1993). It is solely the responsibility of the employer to ensure that all employees within are aware and are very cautions of laws, misconduct, and liabilities. Employers must enforce the Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and further extend those laws and guidelines to their employees.
To see this trend that schools not following through on reported sexual assault cases is a huge disservice to their students and victims when it comes to supporting and educating the people are a part of the institution. A serious discussion and realization needs to come forth that there is much more that is needed to be done for people to realize that sexual assault does happen at almost every school, and more actions are needed in order to stop
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, businesses have a right to provide a work environment that protects employees from sexual harassment. In addition, even though federal law, Title VII is known predominantly for prohibiting workplace discrimination and harassment on the basis of an individual’s race, religion, color, national origin and sex; however, over the years, Title VII extended to include sexual discrimination such as sexual harassment. In view of that, managerial employees and supervisors should take immediate action when complaints of sexual harassment are brought to their attention so as to prevent further harassment and other preventable actions such as physical force to address unwelcomed sexual attention. Furthermore,
There are a lot of cases off college campuses, but recently campuses particularly have been an issue. Media has been shining light towards how often this situation occurs on college campuses, and according to current incidents, sexual harassment of campuses has become an even bigger issue.
To start with, it is important to mention that every day, girls are being sent home by schools due to what they are wearing, therefore hindering their education. Schools are sexualizing female students’ bodies as if they are there to distract male students while in fact, “the standards that high schools, middle schools, and even elementary schools impose on girls— and rarely on boys — have gotten pretty out of hand.” Says Suzannah Weis, in the article: 5 Ways School Dress Codes Reinforce Rape Culture, Because Women Aren 't A "Distraction". These rules are teaching kids that if a woman doesn’t dress a certain way, they are asking for attention. According to them, it’s not the boys’ fault if they give unwanted attention.
In Zoë Heller’s Rape on the Campus, She advocates how sexual assault happens often on campuses, and that it needs to be significantly more addressed; as it is scarce for women to bring the college’s attention to the assault. Heller asserts that, “20 percent of women are sexually assaulted during their time at college and as few as 5 percent of these assaults are ever reported to police” (185). Noting that ninety-five percent of sexual assault cases are dealt by the college, colleges can take advantage and handle its reputation by outputting false information to cover any potential negative reputation. While colleges are forced to obey the rules of title IX, I believe this is an inadequate effort to remove bias teachers and workers from colleges.
“Vague policy guidance leaves schools with wide latitude in developing and implementing grievance procedures for resolving sexual harassment complaints” and produces difficulties for a victim filing a complaint against a school in violation of these requirements because of lack of clarity as to what constitutes as a violation (Walker 2010). Title IX does not set specific standards on how to prevent campus sexual assault, support survivors, and settle sexual harassment complaints in a prompt and equitable fashion. The amendment provides no guidelines on what constitutes a prompt and effective response to peer sexual harassment While it does establish a minimum baseline for a sexual harassment policy as given above, other guidelines are only suggestions and are not required for the school to
Sexual assault can either be verbal, physical or visual. Joan Van Niekers cited a recent report by the Human Sciences Research Council which revealed that 34% of learners experienced sexual harassment and other 14% were sexually harassed by teachers , therefore this clearly illustrates that sexual assault take place amongst learners in schools is somehow beyond control and happens in many occasions. In this essay, three causes of sexual assault
Gender is it a concept or is it made apparent by our DNA when you are born or does it change as you grow older? Often gender is something that society defines at birth. According to society certain gender roles are pre established when we are born. The majority of society believes that if you are born to a specific gender you should adhere to the gender roles while other people believe that instead we may be born to a gender but it does not always decide if you are that gender. Science has proven that just because you are born a male or female does not mean that you mentally see yourself as that gender.
Several weeks ago, there was a national conversation about sexual harassment and assault with the #notokay moment. I spent some time reflecting on the experiences I 'd had in high school, college and as a young woman. My oldest daughter, who is in seventh grade, and I spoke about my experiences. I wanted her to know that she doesn 't need to accept being treated as prey and that she would be doing these boys a favor by informing a teacher or administrator if a boy touches her or makes lewd comments or otherwise harasses her. My thought was that some of these boys may have a man as a role model who is setting a poor example when it comes to respecting the dignity of others, and that early education/intervention could help the boys.
Sexual assault has students on campuses living with shame, embarrassment, and pain, which affect the victims and those around them. This horrendous crime has destroyed many lives and continues to do so, especially when the crimes go unheard. Education is an important part of our society in the world we live in today and is vital for progression. When someone is given a proper education, they receive many additional opportunities that one wouldn’t have other wise and when an individual goes to school they should be able to learn without being harmed in any way. Unfortunately the safety of being on campus is under question as an alarming number of people on campus have reported being sexually assaulted on campus.
Coworkers left and right were getting promotions after not even being there for a long period of time. Rumors began to spread like wild fire; she slept with him, he slept with her, etc. When it comes to sexual harassment in any setting, women endure the highest amount, especially in the workplace from little verbal comments to slight touches. While such things occur some women are unaware that is a form of sexual harassment. While on the job I too endured sexual harassment by an older gentleman.
Small lies that we subconsciously tell ourselves mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, but if we tell ourselves small fibs on a regular bases over small and miniscule problems, what’s to stop us from saying bigger lies when bigger issues arise? One of the biggest issues, gender discrimination, must be abolished since women struggle with the gender pay gap, and unfair treatment in sports, while men struggle with the gender discrimination in divorce cases, mostimes leaving their gender as the main reason the mother receives custody over the child or children.
In our advanced 21st century, it is hard to imagine our society as anything short of perfect. After all, we have come a long way from our seafaring ancestors. However, the reality is that despite how we may sometimes avoid seeing it, our society is anything but perfect. A very prevalent issue today is that despite laws being set in place to enforce the equal treatment of men and women, women all over the world today still face poor treatment and discrimination. Because of how deep and long this problem has run, revising discriminatory laws may not abolish discrimination and legislating laws that endorse gender equality may not necessarily create equality. However, without laws that promote and safeguard the laws of women, they remain vulnerable and lack the governmental support and legal standards necessary for equality.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once had a dream in which he calls for an end to racism in the U.S. and calls for civil and economic rights. So much has changed since then, but there are still problems that are in the process of being solved. When a person treats a group differently because of that group 's religion, it 's unfair. For a character who has different beliefs, it should not address them the right to criticize another individual. Nowadays, humans judge other humans by the way there features stand out. Whether they are overweight, average, underweight, not young enough, or too small or towering. Although the rights for women have changed drastically over the years, there are still women suffering out in the world. Some of my dreams for civil equality are no more discriminating on other people 's beliefs, the rights of women, and ending all discriminations for looks.