THE PSYCHODYNAMICS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND GENDERED INEQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE. AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION.

Author:Sion, Gratiela
Position:Report
 
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  1. Introduction

  2. Literature Review

    The #MeToo campaign discloses the practice of purchasing silence among perpetrators, courts, lawyers, legislators, and sufferers. Such distinct participants in the routine of secrecy should accept the repercussions of their undertakings on both injured parties and to society. (Prasad, 2018) The more widespread kind of sexual harassment, adverse work setting, exposes a victim to insupportable labor conditions. (Davis, 2018) Sexual behavior takes place in a certain environment, and has relevant effects for other persons beyond the actors in the conduct. (Leong, 2019) While a configuration of gender pecking orders operates across working life, the particular manners in which sexual harassment and assault evolve require the precise provisions and circumstances in a certain sector. (Johansson, Johansson, and Andersson, 2018)

  3. Methodology

    Building my argument by drawing on data collected from Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, Harvard Business Review, Pew Research Center, Statista, and YouGov, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding percentage saying they have ever personally received unwanted sexual advances or verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature, share of harassed women experiencing behaviors such as staring or leering, making suggestive comments, trying to discuss sex, displaying offensive images, repeatedly asking out, trying to start a sexual relationship, and/or unwanted touching, percentage who claim that, in the future, the #MeToo movement will (not) empower more women to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, percentage saying men getting away with sexual harassment/assault, women not being believed, employers firing accused men before finding out all the facts, and women falsely claiming sexual harassment/assault are all major problems when it comes to sexual harassment and...

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