A Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser Essay

1372 Words Jan 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Along with the rise of technology in the 21st century came an increase in the public’s awareness of the hostilities that women face at their jobs. Consequently, numerous efforts such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Violence Against Women Act have been enacted to prevent mistreatment at work. Due to this rapid emergence of prevention programs, many mistakenly assume that a present day woman’s workplace is guaranteed to be harmless. However, in actuality, violence against women at work is a growing concern in the present day world. Despite the fact that mainstream society considers a woman’s workplace to be much safer today than it has been in the past, there has not been much change, and women are still vulnerable to exploitation at work.
Roughly twenty-five percent of U.S. women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, and the status of a woman’s job does not keep her immune from violence at work. In one event described in the book A Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, coworkers of a female meat packer “screamed obscenities and rubbed their bodies against hers while supervisors laughed” (Schlosser 176). Although supervisors are to take a stand against harassment and exploitation of women, they usually participate in the crime or encourage it. The woman was awarded a compensation of $2.4 million in 1999, but not much change was implemented to ensure a safe environment for the rest of the female meat packers to work in. Fellow…

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