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SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE 2IntroductionThe “Women at work: Changes in sexual harassment between September 2016 andSeptember 2018,” written by Ksenia Keplinger, Stefanie K. Johnson, and Jessica F. Kirk,Liza Y. Barnes is an article that explores and explains the topic of sexual harassment in themodern organization. Profoundly, the authors identify the crucial issues with gender in anorganization and how sexual assault has been a very questionable matter in the workplace.They further create awareness over the sexual mistreatment of women. Besides, the authorsargue that throughout history, countless women have been through unsolicited sexualencounters, usually instigated by their employers (Keplinger, Johnson, Kirk & Barnes, 2019).Throughout the article, the authors refer to today's statistics, which show that sexualharassment is very prevalent, given the considerable number of cases highlighted by themainstream media. This report presents a summary of the article.The key points of the articleIn the recent past, sexual violation of women in the workplace has become a populartopic. Around 80% of females in the United States have been sexually harassed in their lineof work. Another study shows that over 50% of women have been sexually harassed in 2018alone (Keplinger, Johnson, Kirk & Barnes, 2019). This adversely affects the organization.The adverse effect of sexual harassment includes job withdrawal, lower self-esteem, alcoholand drug abuse, negative mood, self-doubts, and lack of motivation.Moreover, the impact of harassment is noticed almost a decade later after the incident.It is right to say that sexual harassment is primarily conceptualized as a woman’s problem.This does not mean that men are not victims. It's only that they have lower rates, and theyexperience a reduced negative emotional effect as compared to women. According to NewYork analysts, the loss of Hillary Clinton and the declaration of Trump as the president
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE 3created protests and women's movements in the United States. Later in 2017, the #MeToomovement was formed, and the #TimesUp movement was established in 2018 to galvanizewomen to unite against sexual assault (Keplinger, Johnson, Kirk & Barnes, 2019). The twohave become a basis for the current women movement.Sexual harassment, which entails offers for sexual favours and unwelcome sexualapproaches, creates a hostile and provocative workplace. Sexual harassment is divided intogender harassment, undesirable sexual gestures, and coercion. Undesired sexual attention in

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