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Sexual Harassment Objectives 1.Explain the difference between harassment and flirting. 2.Give 3 examples of sexual harassment. 3.Explain the 3 steps you should take if you’re being harassed.
Sexual Harassment What can I do if I’m being harassed? How can I prevent myself from being accused of harassment?
What is harassment? Harass (verb) …to harass someone –To annoy continually –HARASSMENT IS DEFINED BY THE PERSON BEING HARASSED (recipient)!!! If it doesn’t bother them then it isn’t considered harassment
What’s the difference? HarassmentFlirting Feelings uncomfortable, intimidated, angry, violated, invaded, insecure, DISTRESS EUSTRESS, good, liked, comfortable, welcomed, special, have “butterflies” Verbal “I’d like to look at you every day.” “I want to ____.” “You look very nice today.” Compliments. “Would you like to go out?” Non- verbal (touching) Rubbing shoulders in an intimidating way… Pinching, cornering, slapping Rubbing shoulders in a way that makes you feel good… Hugs, holding hands…
Examples of sexual harassment 1.Sexual comments or jokes –About a person’s body, clothing, or gender 2.Writing sexual messages on notes or walls –Degrading materials: graffiti, posters, calendars 3.Spreading sexual rumors
Examples of sexual harassment 4.Spying on someone dressing or showering 5.Exposing body parts 6.Inappropriate touching –Pinching, patting, brushing up against 7.Continuously pressuring for dates
School & Workplace Severe penalties enforced if sexual harassment is allowed in a –School See page 17 & 38 in student handbook Illegal according to an amendment to Title IX of the Civil Rights Act –Workplace Illegal under an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
What to do if you’re being harassed… Tell the person to stop & document what’s been happening File a complaint with superiors at work/school By law, employers/schools are required to have a grievance (complaint) procedure File a charge with local, state or federal agency against employer/school There are laws that protect victims if their employer/school does nothing about harassment 1. 2. 3.
CosmoGirl Article-Aug 2003 “I was sexually harassed at work” 1.Describe Brianna’s personality in high school. 2.Why didn’t Brianna say anything about the harassment? 3.How did Brianna feel about the harassment? 4.Why is it important to document the harassment? 5.What happened to the harasser?
Bell Work 1.Describe at least 2 examples of sexual harassment you have seen at school (do not include any names)? 2.Comment on the difference between flirting & sexual harassment. 3.On what pages of your student handbook is the section on harassment? Review textbook page 333 and then answer the following questions on your packet.
10 Ways to Stop 1)Say “STOP!” Don’t ignore (passive) They need to realize it is wrong 2)Get emotional support 3)Document EVERY incident What, where, date, how you felt, your response to harasser, witnesses… 4)Look for evidence Ask others if they are victims too Keep notes 5)Write harasser Describe the harassment, your feelings, tell them to stop
10 Ways to Stop 6)Copy letter to harasser Keep away from work/school 7)Document your job performance Job evaluations… 8)Use a grievance procedure Tell people in authority…Title IX requires school/business to have a grievance (complaint) procedure 9)File a charge Local, state or federal agency if school/work does nothing 10)Consult an attorney if need be