Ollaborative Learning Community: Identifying Sexual Harassment Exercise
Instructions: Only 300 words for this assignmenta¦PLUS 150 words for conclusion. APA format.. The other team members are gathering their information.
Read the following vignettes. Decide whether each is an example of sexual harassment or not and describe why you think the way you do. Then, switch the gender of the people involved and describe whether or not this changes your view on whether or not it is an example of sexual harassment. There are no a?righta? answers, but points will be awarded for reasoning so be sure to support your opinions. Discussions will take place in groups.
My part of the assignment.
5a¦.(Struggling in class, Chris visits his teaching assistantas office for help with an assignment. The office is sparsely furnished and decorated with the exception of a large black and white photo of 2 naked men, although only the sides of their body are revealed. Appalled that this photo could be displayed at a university, Chris complains to the head of the department.
Read the five brief vignettes depicting scenarios that may involve sexual harassment (provided).
In your group, decide:
1. Whether each vignette constitutes sexual harassment. Why or why not?
2. If the genders of the people involved were reversed, would the situation change? Why or why not?
Groups should submit a single document (1,000-1,500 words) summarizing their decisions regarding these scenarios, including any disagreements that arose in the discussion and why the disagreements arose.
Groups should use topic materials in making their decisions.
The Other Stories..
1. Lucy works on the assembly line at an auto parts factory. She eats lunch in the company break room every-day. Because most of the workers are men, the walls of the break room are adorned with swimsuit pictures of women. Although the photos and the conversations they generate make Lucy very uncomfortable, she doesnat complain to her supervisor. Eventually she starts skipping lunch to avoid the atmosphere in the break room. As a result, she begins to have trouble staying alert on the line.
2. Daveas boss, Ms. Andrews, consistently compliments him on his clothes, his hair, and his muscular body. She does not make similar comments to the rest of her staff. Dave finds her attentions both flattering and unnerving.
3. Scottas new secretary begins to attract his attention. Although her performance in the office is exemplary, she wears very provocative clothes and seems to take any opportunity to touch Scott or brush too closely past him in the hall. Then, he notices that she has a tendency to shift office conversation from business to personal topics. Late one afternoon, she suggests they continue their work over dinner. He declines, but her attentions persist. Uncomfortable with the situation, and afraid of what she might claim if he complained about her behavior, Scott requests a transfer to another workgroup, despite the resulting pay cut.
4. Carrieas boss, Mr. Matthews, asks her out repeatedly, despite her consistent refusals. Although her co-workers tell her she should report his behavior, Carrie considers it only a minor annoyance and takes no action. Mr. Matthews also makes repeated requests to date Molly, one of Carrieas co-workers. When Mr. Matthews ignores Mollyas refusals, she reports him to their supervisor.
5. Struggling in class, Chris visits his teaching assistantas office for help with an assignment. The office is sparsely furnished and decorated with the exception of a large black and white photo of 2 naked men, although only the sides of their body are revealed. Appalled that this photo could be displayed at a university, Chris complains to the head of the department.