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October 30 - I Second Wave Feminism(1960s-70s a Raised...

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October 30, 2007 I. Second Wave Feminism (1960s-70s) a. Raised women’s issues b. Gave names to phenomena previously unnamed: i. Sexual harassment ii. Date/acquaintance rape iii. Marital rape iv. Wife abuse/battering/intimate partner violence c. Encouraged women to speak out II. Women’s Studies scholars’ research on violence against women: a. More prevalent than we thought b. Cuts across lines of class and race c. Exists on a continuum: i. Sexual harassment/battering/rape d. Broader continuum: i. Ads/porn/harassment/battering/rape III. Sexual Harassment: Bernice Sandler, “In Case of Sexual Harassment: A Guide for Women Students” (1992) a. Background: i. Civil Rights Act 1964, Title VII (equal employment) ii. Complaints/legal waits from women on the job (courts used Title VII to call sexual harassment illegal) b. Women who experience sexual harassment: i. 70% of women in workforce ii. 30% of college women c. 2 types of harassment: i. Quid pro quo (do this. .. then this…) ii. Hostile work environment:
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