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Women Working in the Global Economy:  A Feminist Perspective Professor Yana Rodgers Women’s and Gender Studies Department Class 21: Evaluating Policies that Support and Value Female  Workers Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
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Organization 1. Introductory remarks 2. Watch scenes from  North Country 3. Sexual harassment  quiz
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Introductory Remarks Sexual harassment in the workplace has been documented as a  widespread and damaging phenomenon.  Less well examined are the tactics used by perpetrators to inhibit  outrage about the harassment or the counter-strategies which can  be used by women to oppose these tactics.  The McDonald and Backstrom article uses the framework of  backfire theory to explore how a victim opposed sexual  harassment in the film North Country (2005). In the course of her employment, the main character in the film,  Josie Aimes, and her female co-workers, were subjected to  systematic and brutal sexual harassment ranging from name- calling to physical sexual assault. 
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Introductory Remarks Consistent with backfire theory, the analysis revealed five specific  strategies used by the perpetrators to inhibit outrage:  Cover-up Devaluation Reinterpretation  Intimidation or bribery
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course WOMENS SST 160 taught by Professor Rodgers during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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