I believe if Teddy’s had its policy communicated more clearly to its employees, Virginia Pollard would not have been harassed and man would not put her in such a situation as they would know what the potential consequences could be. 4. I do not think that Pollard’s case would have been different if her replacement has been a female. Virginia Pollard was a victim of discrimination and sexual harassment and that is what has already happened. If her replacement was a female Teddy’s could use that to show that they are not discriminating towards whom they are hiring and the policy is in the effect.
However, women aren’t innocent in this controversy either. They have some control over the attention they receive based on how they dress and present themselves socially. I know for a fact the reason my friend dresses up and stands out it for the attention. In conclusion I agree with Sheets-Johnstone’s thoughts about women only being seen as body parts and objects. Although some perspectives on the subject claim women live in bad faith and put themselves in situations to be defined as a body part, if there was no routine of male’s looking or the notion to dominate and females attention starvation or feelings to please, there would be no need for a dominant and submissive relationship.
As an employer, positive steps could have been advanced by key decision makers to properly solve the issue of unsatisfactory latrine accommodations for its female employees. Employment Law: Lunch v. Freeman I am not particularly surprised by this outcome because Title VII allows for a broad interpretation of its protections afforded to specific classes of employees. It would be impossible to think of every type of discriminatory action in the workplace, and then provide specific laws against them. It is clear that an unsanitary unit would affect female employees different from male employees simply due to anatomical differences. Having said that, it was proven that female employees were limited
Since we haven’t reached that point, affirmative action for women is seen as more or less acceptable. However, these “sameness criteria” have nothing to do with authentic gender equality, and instead introduce an element of confusion when discussing this subject. Assuming that equality means sameness is inherently problematic since if you want men and women to make exactly the same career choices, family choices and lifestyles choices, then you are basically trying to fit individuals into your own preconceived notion of reality. A Better Definition Equality between the sexes simply means that men and women have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. According to this definition we need to remove all legal discrimination as well as break down stereotypes that prevent people from leading the lives that they want.
However, this term when deconstructed only presents the positive aspects of Gebusi culture, such as togetherness/ friendship, pleasant conversation and joking/cheering. Thus, this term does not reflect practices among the Gebusi which embrace sexism and violence. Such as, the fact that women
In a professional setting, or when a manager is talking, typically they would use the term ladies. Lengel comes off as very strict and doesn’t really act politely towards the group of girls. “I don’t want to argue with you”. By saying this he shows that he really doesn’t want to hear their side of the story and doesn’t really let them explain why they are dressed in a certain way. It was as if their opinion didn’t matter to Lengel.
They could not wear anything too revealing like nothing above ankle length or anything that showed off their skin. But by wearing make up women would be a little freer to show how sexual they could or would be. This did not mean to wear globs of make up but just enough to get a potential mate’s attraction. The idea of make up has changed over time and it seems that the more a woman puts on the less attractive she is but if the women wears none she is seen to not care much about her appearance. There is a thin line women have to tread but we seem to be during it
Mason states that women are not just wife, mother, and a friend but they are someone who also wants an education to be attorneys and such and there are no laws that prohibit this. Molly Wallace's Valedictory Address. I thought it was interesting that given the opportunity to speak in public she uses it to explain how she thinks it is unfair the way men are expected to do certain things like public speaking while for a women it is unlikely. I particularly liked her comment on how it was alright women to know how to write yet speaking in public was not really permissible. I liked it because it gives a different view of women at this time.
I can also stand out when I want to. There aren't a lot of negative stereotypes of my ethnicity; therefore nothing really stands in the way of a person seeing me for who I am. However, there are negative gender stereotypes about women, such as that we all get PMS, are not so good at math or science, etc., these things are nowhere near what persons of color have to endure (Davis 1). I don't have to be worried about people assuming I'm stupid, low class, over-sexed and so forth because that's what "they" think "we" all are. As a white woman, I can exhibit some of the characteristics that have been made into stereotypes about persons of color and no one thinks anything in particular of it, good or bad.
The main difference is that women’s motivation is to avoid having to give sex rather than to gain a higher price in exchange for sexual favors. We think several ﬁndings point to the relevance of exchange for other resources, such as the fact that women seem to relax their suppression of female sexuality when their economic opportunities increase. Still, we do not think that the evidence is thorough or powerful enough at present to reject this alternative explanation entirely. One may also suggest that insofar as the lesser sexual interest of women is relative rather than absolute, the discrepancy may be a matter of artiﬁcially heightened desire among men rather than artiﬁcially reduced desire among women. For example, McIntosh (1978) proposed