Rape In The Fields Summary

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Video: “Rape in the Fields” in retrospective. Frontline, Univision, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Investigative Reporting partnered a year long investigation, to tell “the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families”. Their collaboration resulted on the hour-long documentary “Rape in the Fields” that aired June 25, 2013. The video shines a light one the agricultural industry nation wide, and sexual harassment and assault perpetuated on women. The most atrocious aspect of this story is that no rape or assault chargers have come to futurity. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC) the federal …show more content…
But it falls short of bringing any resolve. The documentaries exposes what it calls “essentially an epidemic of sexual harassment and violence in the agricultural sector”, but none of the perpetrators accused in those cases have been tried in criminal court. Victims across the country have won tens of millions of dollars in back wages and damages for farm worker, but no considerable steps have been taken to stop the rape in the fields. Bill Tamayo regional attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proposes that the power to silence the marginalize victims leads of conditions that allow sexual assault to happen, "The supervisor determines who gets hired, who gets promoted, who gets fired. And if you 're a sexual predator, that 's the ideal position to be in because you can determine whether her family eats or not,"-Bill Tamayo. Parties that would like to dissuade attention brought by this investigation, respond “There is probably harassment going on, not just in agriculture in California, but all businesses, state agencies and even our

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