A couple of examples are spousal murder and rape. (Gen 14 2012, p.24-26) Women who murder their husbands no matter what the circumstances find it hard to be treated sympathetically by the justice system. This is due to the historical cultural stereotypes of women and the Judicial Myopia of the judges and courts. (Gen 14 2012, p.23) Historically men are given greater latitude when it comes to spousal murder as women are seen as a man’s possession and any deviance from that is provocation. (Gen 14 2012, p.24) Women find it difficult to plead provocation as they are expected to be submissive whereas male stereotypes suggests it is acceptable to be aggressive and abusive to keep the women obedient and in her place.
In result to her turning him down he retaliated by demoting her. She will definitely be on the winning side of this claim. 2. Analyze the legal factors for the potential claim(s) in the context of the employee seeking legal action against the employer. Based upon the scenario the employee was discriminated against because of her sex that lead to her being sexually harassed on a daily basis from her male coworkers and male authority figure in the workplace.
If it was indeed suffering then we must determine why it was suffering. In order to determine the facts of this case I would recommend that both Paula and Sam are suspended, with pay, in order to conduct an investigation. If it is determined that Paula’s allegations of unwanted sexual behaviors is true, that it was motivated by inappropriate supervisory relationship, and it affected her job performance, than a hostile work environment was created and we are in violation of Title VII. In the case of Sam blocking Paula’s transfer to another department, “because she may get pregnant”, we can be held liable under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, which forbids discrimination in employment based on
And most of the soldiers who rape are older and of higher rank than their victims, so are taking advantage of their authority to attack the very people they are supposed to protect. When women finally come out with this information and tell a higher authority , they are always told they are misfit or don't understand the true meaning of the word. If the case is then moved to court the women are then labeled as having a behavioral problem and later on fired from their job because guys will be guys. Not only that
However one could also argue that Larkin seems to justify violence against women by suggesting that access to women is something men have been unfairly deprived of. This becomes evident in the first stanza where Larkin presents the girl in ‘white satin’ suggesting her purity and virginity. One could disagree with this statement and interpret the de-feminizing of women differently. It could be suggested that Larkin combines masculinity and femininity together, ‘moustached lips’, to show his view that men and women should be viewed more equally in society. However I disagree with this alternative interpretation as I feel Larkin tries to portray the attacks ‘snaggle-toothed’ and boss-eyed’ are sadistic and grotesque but he does not disagree with
“In Mexico as elsewhere, hair cutting for women was a gravely insulting, visible symbol of sexual and social dishonor.” This would reflect upon her husband’s honor as well. Although chaotic, both Maria and Rita performed these deeds in order to preserve their honor. Through this story we are able to see how gossip was used to wound someone’s honor, gossip about one’s chastity wounded their honor and how violence was used to publicly humiliate and decrease one’s honor. In “Scandal at the Church” we see how the women underhandedly were able to affect each other’s honor and try to create a way to raise or lower their class rank in
He supports these points by making mention of the concept of date rape. He mentioned the actor Fred Savage who was accused of sexual harassment by his fellow staffer. The staffer accused him because he repeatedly asked her to have an affair with him and held her hands. He also made mention of another member of staff on that show who was accused of sexual harassment because he touched the same lady in a sexual way. These examples just shows how confusing it is in identifying sexual harassment today.
Domestic Violence, or spousal abuse, is one of the most appalling crimes in the criminal justice system. Domestic violence involves the abuse of an intimate partner through means of physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual aggression. When most people think of domestic violence, the most frequent thought is the husband, or boyfriend, battering their defenseless female partner. What people fail to realize is that domestic violence does not happen strictly between heterosexual couples, same sex couples can become victims of battering as well. They can suffer much more than heterosexual victims.
Próspero brings up previous theories that suggest masculinity could be learned by other genders, including women and even LGBT populations, especially if these traits were valued in that society (such as excessive aggressiveness)(2008, 640-641). In his study, he found the gender of the perpetrator had effects on the type of intimate partner violence (644). Erbaugh makes another crucial observation when she remarks, “Isolation is a central tactic of abuse.” (453). The abusers take away the victim’s support network, encouraging co-dependence and leaving them nowhere to turn, socially, physically, economically. Not only is this abuser their familiarity, but they will be forced to give that up frequently for nothing familiar.
An additional factor is sexual harassment in the workplace. We all are aware that men in high positions are likely to use their power to create sexual advancements to the women they oversee. I to have been a victim of this type of behavior and was not advance because I wasn’t receptive to the quid pro quo which means “one thing in return for another”! (Macionis, pg. 291) Many women just as I was are afraid of losing their job if they report sexual harassment.