Executive Summary Sexual harassment is an ongoing issue faced in most occupations and industries. It can lead to toxic, unhealthy work conditions for all members in an organization. In this report, we identify and explain the challenges associated with sexual harassment in today’s organizations; followed by, recommendations and strategies that can assist organizations in managing these challenges effectively. Our research is conducted mainly through the web and the resources used are primarily from academic journals and books. To begin, we introduce sexual harassment and its workplace relationship by giving an overview.
Jenieca Jansz TA: Niels Feuerhahn WMST-1000 November 9, 2010 “All Women Should be Feminists” The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, "It's a girl” (Chisholm, Shirley). Whether male or female it is evident that there are numerous differences between the two sexes. Men are often portrayed as dominant and providing while women are seen as nurturing, and sensitive. These differences ultimately lead to inequalities within society. Because women are sometimes stereotyped as the weaker sex, they become disadvantaged and don’t share many of the privileges men are given.
Another challenge for women is how they are denigrated in the media and by men. One greatest abuse against women is the violence that still exists in the world. Women are currently being mistreated in many different ways in society. In their everyday lives, women are subjected to discrimination due to being a woman. In many work places, women are disadvantaged because they are not being selected for advancement in jobs.
Some individuals would not like to perceive this as discrimination, but articles, lawsuits, and a host of additional information will tell a different story. Also, the paper will look at what discrimination is and gain an understanding of what types of discrimination attitudes exist. Moreover, the paper will look at the severe wage disparity that people of color and (women) are subjected to. The vast majority of it is due to systematic, institutional, and structural discrimination. Supplementary conformation of systematic discrimination discovered during research (Maume, 1999) sought to discover a direct correlation between inequitable implementations geared toward minorities and women (regarding promotions).
Atwood’s portrayal of a dystopian society criticizes the present day attitudes towards women and the exaggerations depicted in the novel can be the result of the inequality between men and women today. The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel that covers the backlash of feminism. It depicts how common attitudes towards women are brought down in an extremist way. “In order to offer women “freedom from” they must give up their “freedom to”... the only offered alternatives to rape and exploitation.” (Prattas 5) In the novel, the Pre-Giledean society was considered to be a dystopia for women where they feared physical and emotion violence. The current Giledean society is to protect them from such fear and is actively promoted through re-education centres run by Aunts.
In order for this act to be considered sexual harassment, the person been harass must acknowledge the harasser that his or her act is inappropriate and unacceptable. And if that person (the harasser) continues, than a sexual harassment complaint should be filed against that person. The issue of sexual harassment is that both men and women are victim of it in the workplace. But from my past experienced and my personal connection to this topic, majority of sexual harassment victims are women which I think it is not fair at all and something needs done about. My first personal connection to this topic is dated back to 2002 when my little sister was sexually harassed by a male worker at work and the second time was early this year when a co-worker of mine was also harassed by a male worker.
The most common causes of discrimination are: sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs, age, gender, and ethnicity. The competition for jobs, opportunity, and economic standing can also lead a dominate group do developing discriminatory policies and beliefs. Women often find themselves passed over in the work place. Minorities are often targeted by law enforcement and people of authority. Since the bombing of the World Trade Centers September the 11th 2001, many Muslim people have been single out as terrorist and often find themselves ill-treated in public setting.
Gender Inequality in the Workplace The gender inequality in the work place is one of the high rated issues that has been publicly ringing through society for years. With that statement above, definitely, I do agree with it. Gender inequality can be refers to the obvious or hidden disparities among individual based on gender performance. In this case, we will see the inequality towards the women in the work place. In order to identify this situation, we must try to get to the root of the problem and must understand the sociological factors that cause women to have a much more difficult time getting the same profits, wages, and job opportunities as their male complements.
Gender stereotypes in the media Introduction; Gender stereotyping within the media is a colossal issue world wide, taking a toll on our society. In this composition I will present the negative effects on women and our individual identification throughout the extensively spread media, including news articles,commercials,popular culture and the effects that it has as a personal issue. Society greatly plays on gender roles to deem what is socially acceptable, however is this morally right?.Whilst reading this essay you may ask yourself ‘is gender stereotyping destructive towards our children?’ and if so ‘should I be doing something about this?’ Well after reading the portrayal so intensely pushed upon each of us daily I should hope this short piece of writing may help you understand more on the suffocation of our humanity. Before we go into the depths of medias portrayal towards body image, you may be wondering ‘what exactly is body image?’ Body image is a person's feelings of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their own body, which may be forced onto them by others or social media. The phrase body image was first coined by the Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst Paul Schilder in his book The Image and Appearance of the Human Body (published 1935).The female body image and what is should or could look like in marketing and advertising is a particularly controversial issue.
One of the biggest issues that the hospitality industry faces due to gender inequality and discrimination is shortage of workers (Morgan Jr., 1982). Morgan Jr. states that the inequalities which exist in the areas of wages between different sexes showcases a negative image of the industry, reflecting in the shortage of workers. Improvements in the balance of genders in hospitality may result in “higher profits for employing organisations” along with other benefits, like “compliance of moral duties” (Morgan Jr., 1982). As mentioned above, there are a couple of factors which influence the shortage of women in the hospitality industry, one of which is pay difference (England, 2005). Seeing how Morgan Jr. conducted his research in 1982, in comparison, the same problems can be found today when looking at Brownell et al research.