Navy Moves to Put Women on Submarines

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N avy Moves to Put Women on Submarines The article I have selected is regarding the Navy and recent changes they have proposed. The issue at hand is that by 2011, our U.S. Navy is taking into consideration of having women serve aboard submarines. I believe they should proceed with this transition as it can be a very positive decision for our nation. A handful of sailors and their spouses are concerned that men and women together in a tight living environment underwater for long periods of time is a recipe for sexual harassment cases and wrecked marriages. This is not true as sexual harassment happens on a daily basis. If a marriage fails, it simply cannot be blamed on an individual’s work environment. Since submariners sleep nine to a bunk room and there are four showers and seven toilets, this will impose a huge privacy issue based on women and men needing to shower around the same time. In addition to there being a limited amount of showers, the hallways are very narrow which make it difficult for crew members to pass each other without touching. There are several symptoms that cause these changes to impose an Organizational Behavioral issues. Relevant theories that I plan to discuss are as follows: 1. Discrimination 2. Theory Y 3. Contingency Approach 4. Organizational Culture 1
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Discrimination can be described in different ways. It is when people become the victims of other prejudices. Discrimination can also occur when a person is treated less favorably than another in comparable situations because of their racial, ethnic origin, disability, age or sexual orientation. In this instance it involves sexual orientation. Although there are relevant arguments being addressed why women should not be allowed on Navy Submarines, it still imposes discrimination with respect to women as a minority group. Since this would be the first time in 16 years that the Navy is considering this, how do they know it would be a problem? Common assumptions are not good enough to prove that women should not be allowed on Navy Submarines. The argument being but not limited to sexual harassment cases and wrecked marriages is simply not acceptable due to the fact that this is an everyday occurrence no matter what the work environment.
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