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1.     Sexual harassment is a(n) _____________________________ issue.
2.     Sexual harassment crosses all cultural and age categories. True or false?
3.     Why might victims of sexual harassment not report it?
     They may feel self-conscious about the harassment, and therefore be unwilling to report it./ self-blaming and shame/ threats or blackmail/ sense of powerlessness/ They may be afraid of losing their jobs.
4.     What tends to happen to women who report sexual harassment?
     They lose their jobs./ They become emotionally wasted./They are not always supported./ Men laugh at them.
5.     How do courts and co-workers minimize the problem of sexual harassment?
     They downplay the seriousness of the offense./ They exaggerate the ease with which victims are expected to handle sexual harassment.
6.     What does a "violation of boundaries" take away from a victim of sexual harassment?
     It takes away the ability to make decisions about: whether or not to have sex, when to have sex, where to have sex, and with whom to have sex.
7.     When was the term, "sexual harassment," first used?
8.     In one survey, __________ percent of married women in their 20s and 30s reported sexual harassment.
9.     What three things must be present in order for the situation to move into the legal arena?
     the advance/ the response/ employment consequences
10.     What is meant by the Latin expression, "quid pro quo"?
     Quid pro quo means "something for something." As it relates to sexual harassment, it means that the boss lets a woman keep her job if she has sex with him.
11.     What things does a woman feel when she is the victim of sexual harassment?
     humiliated, degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, cheapened, angry
12.     What is the result of anger turned inward?
13.     What are some common responses following an incident of sexual harassment?
     fear, alcohol or drug abuse, feeling of helplessness, poor work performance,agitation
14.     Sexual harassment must occur in the workplace in order for the complaint to be valid. True or false?
15.     What are some of the root causes of sexual harassment?
     sexual addiction, personal power, history of abuse
16.     When men make judgments about women that are based on the women's bodies, __________________________________________ is taking place.
17.     An employer is liable if he or she ____________________________________________________.
     knew or should have known about the problem and did not solve the problem
18.     What criteria must be met for filing a complaint with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) ?
     company must have 15 or more employees/ must file before a lawsuit takes place/ people have up to 180 days to file, or 300 days if it's already been filed with a state agency
19.     What is a "hostile work environment"?
     Offensive materials or talk of a sexual nature makes the employee uncomfortable.
20.     Sensitivity training makes people sensitive to others' ____________________________________.
21.     Pain is a great motivator for ____________________________.
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