Sexuality, Power And Resistance In The Workplace

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Sexuality, Power and Resistance in the Workplace
This paper has demonstrated sexuality is a multileveled combination of both strictly resistance and control. In order to show the complex idea of sexuality in the contemporary organisations, the author has conducted an empirical study of a call centre, Sunray. Sunray has created the corporate culture of fun by providing non-work activities and freedoms of dressing. Also, managers of Sunray acknowledge individual expression of sexuality as a positive vibe and highly encourage their employees to “be yourself”. Especially, gay employees are highly focused. The study explores ideas about how homosexuals act are treated in the workplace and whether employees act are too anti-homophobic that it gives
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It can be argued that in the workplace sexuality should be suppressed so that it doesn 't intervene with the work needing to be done. However, even if a workplace tries to suppress it, it will always be present. However, Sunray portrayed that it was mainly based around a masculine hierarchy without mentioning any lesbians. This could show that the sexuality between the women is more suppressed, as they aren’t as comfortable expressing themselves as men. Masculine men are more inclined to be the managers as they are seen to have more power than the women. The paper argues the fact that airlines are being sexist when they make it a must that air hostess have to be attractive in order to excite male passengers. We feel that it should be a priority to keep employees who are dealing with the public happy as it then provides a happy face to represent the company as abolishing the employee’s emotions and sexuality would dehumanise them. It is motivational to decorate the workplace with personal things and also by expressing themselves wearing whatever they want and feel most comfortable in. it is said that Sunray has a very sociable workforce where it is encouraged to date their colleagues, the Christmas night out flings and the ‘sunray bar’ is where people go to socialise and effectively get a …show more content…
These sections are composed by the introduction, which is too long and tedious as Fleming uses complex language. Then, some research concerns sexuality as control and resistance in literature. Following this an empirical study is introduced, and although properly conducted, as it illustrates a balanced view which includes both sides of Fleming 's argument. It also contains too much dialogue and the language can be categorized as offensive, ergo, disrupting the flow of the text. Moreover, as Fleming himself says the study was not designed to investigate sexuality but organizational culture and, therefore, does not contain an actual insight to his argument. The paper finalizes with a small conclusion that lacks an actual content or relevance to Fleming 's arguments. Overall, the layout of the paper was vexing and ineffective in reaching evidence for Fleming 's arguments, as we believe he needed more examples to support his

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