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Sexual Harrassment

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is when someone uses intimidation, bullying or threats in a sexual manner to try to seduce the victim
CAUSES
Socialization
- If someone was brought up in a culture where it is acceptable to discriminate against the opposite sex
-If a man was brought up in a household with macho beliefs, it may reflect in his manners towards women

Power Changes
-Women are gaining advancement in the workplace and home, making men feel threatened, especially older men who may not be used to it, and harassing women.
-Other men who may have gained power recently, from discrimination in the past of race or education may assert dominance and discriminate and put down women.
Effects
Young women in the workplace (18-24 yrs) are at the most risk
In 1993, 10% of 18 to 24 year old women reported to be sexually harassed in the workplace recently.
More recently, it is said that 23% of Canadian women, or 2.4 million, have been sexually harassed.

Many victims of sexual harassment take a lot of time off work from getting stressed and anxious, or they leave their job. Self-esteem issues are also common.
This could affect the government to make new laws on the boundaries of workplace manners.

Visible Minorities
A visible minority is someone of different race from the majority of the population where they live (Black, Asian, South-Asian, and Aboriginal)
Many visible minorities are discriminated against, many in the workplace.

CAUSES
Social Cognition Theory
-says that people automatically and unconsciously put people into certain categories based on ethnicity and race.
Stereotyping
-habits of linking personal attributes to certain characteristics

Historical:
Racism and slavery in the past have a permanent effect on some people’s ways of hiring and seeing a group of people

Effects
Visible minorities face major disadvantages in Canadian workplaces

In a study in 1985, White applicants received job offers 3x more often than...

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