Mary Anne Case: Sexual Harassment And Its Relation To Power

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There are many different forms of harassment in the workplace. For example, it can be sexual, gender, or racial discrimination. The focus of this paper is to analyze sexual harassment and its relation to power. Sexual harassment in the workplace has existed since the entrance of women into this setting. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act deal with sexual harassment in the workplace. Women were undermined and considered unworthy of many positions. Therefore, men in superior positions took advantage of their power. Ultimately, workplaces had to establish stricter rules to provide a safe workplace for women.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for
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Last week, a few of my male coworkers had made a bet of whether or not I had any tattoos. In my mind, it was a light-hearted bet and I joined in the fun. However, once I spoke to friends about the situation they quickly assumed that these individuals were creepy. I was surprised that they made this bet because I have no visible tattoos. Putting this into a different context, these men were over thirty years old and I am only twenty-one. Therefore, after reading on this subject, I have been able to see the issue from different viewpoints.
Mary Anne Case examines the concept of inter-office relationships amongst individuals of different positions (2009). She asserts that this was very taboo in the past even while comparing it to incest. The focus of Case’s research is the impact of office relationships on the subordinates that are not engaging in any of this either quid pro quo deal or harassment. Any type of relationship between them can cause issues making the work environment intolerable. Therefore, these types of relationships are often frowned upon or
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In the past, women have been objectified and this type of behavior is reflective of society’s view of women. Often, men perpetuate this type of attitude towards their female counterparts. However, the stereotype undermines the rights of male victims of sexual harassment. There have been instances where women superiors assert their power over male counterparts. This is uncommon, but its rarity is what leads to the common misconception that men cannot be sexually harassed in the workplace. This is reinforced in the discussion of male rape. The same argument can be applied, where individuals question the man’s masculinity in these scenarios. To counteract sexual harassment, workplaces have to formal and informal strategies. For example, victims can report their harassers to the human resources department or upper management. Due to the formal hearing, individuals are encouraged to keep evidence of this type of interaction. Informal strategies include facing the harasser through either a nonassertive or assertive message. The individuals in a workplace can attempt to combat sexual harassment by offering seminars and

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