Examples Of Sexual Harassment

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Workplace sexual harassment and discrimination during hiring makes the working sphere a sexist institution because they are a form of sex based discrimination. Sexual Harassment is not affection but rather a means of exerting dominance over the victim, the woman. Hiring discrimination is the act of not hiring a woman solely based on her sex. According to the U.S Equal Employment Commission, sexual discrimination can either lead to “a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating” or where “enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment”. In terms of the family being a sexist institution, examples of this can be seen in the honour killing epidemic. According an article in Middle East Quarterly …show more content…
In the workplace, Sheryl Sandberg advices women to lean in by being fearless in making career advancements. I think that given the current state of the workplace, more women are choosing to work not only to make money but also for the opportunity to lean in and add their voices to the conversion. In addition, despite the fact that honour killings exist, women in these households still participate in the familial system. The Middle East Quarterly article also talked about how this happening is frequent amongst Muslim families, and to a lesser extent, Sikh and Hindus as well. It has become so ingrained in their culture that it is possible that these women see it as something normal, and something that must happen to unruly daughters and wives. This point was also brought up in the documentary “Girl In The River” when the mother and sister of a Honour killing survivor defended the perpetrators stating that the family’s honour was at …show more content…
At work, women are able to “lean in” and work towards career development; it can be a learning experience. In addition, the familial system is attractive even to women in cultures that practice Honour Killing because it provides safety. The author of the NYT article Pakistan’s Honour-Killing Law Isn’t Enough describes the cultures that honour killings take place in as ones where women are unequal citizens under the law. In such a case, it would be safer for a woman to have a family than for her to be alone in a society which her life is not deemed

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