Sexual Harassment And Its Effect On Society Essay

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Sexual harassment can be described in many ways. Standing to close or having body contact, sexual gestures or verbal abuse of sexual nature are all part of sexual harassment (). However, some of the motions that people take on during the day are nothing out the ordinary, just an act of being friendly. How would one know if they went to far? Would one know if they were being sexual harassed? Or, if they were the one doing the harassing?
In the beginning of Oleanna, all the power was in Johns hands. John was the professor, the one who called all the shots. One day, a student named Carol had a complaint on the way Professor John was teaching. She needed help understanding the topic. So, like any student would do, she asked for help. John then realized that it was his fought that Carol did not understand. So, John said, "your grade 's an 'A. ' Forget about the paper."( ) He had the control of what was happening and what was going to happen. Over the past semester and the day that Carol was in John 's office, Carol had been taking notes. These were not just any notes these were the notes that were going to ruin Professor John 's life. That’s when the power started to turn over. Everything he had said and every step he had took, Carol had already made a report. By the end of the play Carol had all the power, she just needed one last thing to push him over the edge. At first Carol had just written a report to take away John tenure.() However, that was not when it ended. She took…

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