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Psychology of Women (323U) Review for Chapter 13 Chapter Thirteen 1. What factors do sexual harassment, rape, & the abuse of women have in common? - Sexual harassment, rape, & the abuse of women all involve violence & power inequalities; they make many women silent, & they lead to victim-blaming & trivializing of the issues; all are related to gender-role socialization. 2. Be familiar with what constitutes sexual harassment; Differentiate between the kinds of sexual harassment. - Involves “deliberate or repeated comments, gestures, or physical contacts of a sexual nature that are unwanted by the recipient” - Quid pro quo harassment – something for something - Hostile environment – intimidating & offensive atmosphere - Sexual harassment is a feminist issue, & it occurs quite often in academia & in the workplace 3. Know the reasons why sexual harassment is an important issue. - It emphasizes than men have the power - It’s coercive: compliance = advantages & noncompliance = consequences - Dehumanizing; women are seen primarily as sexual beings & as secondary - Women are forced to be the silent victims (fear) - It may encourage onlookers to believe sexist behavior is acceptable - It is difficult to estimate how often sexual harassment occurs because the boundaries are often unclear & many cases go unreported -
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