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Sexual Harassment

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Sexual Harassment Discrimination can take many forms, which can occur through words and/or actions. Sometimes discrimination is obvious, but other times, it is harder to see. Actions or words that are unwelcome or hostile can be considered harassment. For example, if a co-worker tells a racist joke in a work setting, he or she is committing racial harassment. If a teacher makes sexual comments or advances towards a student, the teacher is committing sexual harassment. After analyzing the information I have collected about physical, verbal, and sexual harassment, I strongly believe it is wrong, and should no be tolerated anywhere at anytime. One type of harassment that is found throughout the world is physical harassment. This means one has found a behavior to be aggressive, offensive, threatening, or disturbing. The United States Congress passed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, prohibiting discrimination at work on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, and sexual preference. ...read more.

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In public, the victim is with one person. While in private, the abuser may become a completely different person. Normally, the perpetrator of verbal abuse is male and the victim is female, but not always. In many cases, there are many examples of women who are quite verbally abusive also. A new study by Florida State University researchers have found that people who were verbally abused as children grow up to be self-critical adults prone to depression and anxiety. In addition to physical and verbal harassment, another well-known type is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is any unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. Some examples of sexual harassment include unwanted jokes, gestures, comments, touching, grabbing, requests for dates, displaying sexually suggestive objects or pictures. Sexual Harassment is considered a form of illegal discrimination and is a form of abuse. Approximately 15,000 sexual harassment cases are brought to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission each year. ...read more.

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Go to a teacher, family member, or counselor and tell him or her what kind of situation you are in. Fill out a form at either a school or police station to let them know what's going on. Keep records about everything that is happening. Record dates, times, names of witnesses, and any other information that might help. Many support groups exist for people that have been physically, emotionally, verbally, and sexually abused or harassed. I strongly urge anyone who has been through any kind of harassment to fight against it and to help stop it worldwide. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is common when someone is harassed for a long period of time. It is a severe and ongoing emotional reaction to an extreme psychological trauma. This stressor may involve someone's actual death or a threat to someone's life, serious physical injury to a degree that usual psychological defenses are incapable of coping. After analyzing the information I have collected about physical, verbal, and sexual harassment, I strongly believe it is wrong, and should not be tolerated anywhere at anytime. ...read more.

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