Analysis Of The Movie ' Josey Aimes '

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Overview The main character, Josey Aimes, takes her children back home to her parents’ after her boyfriend beat her. She receives very little sympathy from her parents or anybody else. She makes an effort to support herself being a hairdresser but it doesn’t pay enough. Shortly after she takes up a new job as a miner. This job pays over six times more than being a hairdresser. She can finally support her family on her own, in a new house. Throughout the movie men constantly harass the female employees at the mine. Josey, unlike the others, does not want to deal with it. She stands up for herself, but finds very little help. Eventually the harassment gets serious enough where she quits her job and files a first class action lawsuit for sexual harassment. This is the first time in history such a lawsuit has been filed. Josey doesn’t aim for a big settlement. She just wants to work for a house of her own, food, and to put clothes on her kids. The men at the mine are completely against women working at their. Josey wins this tragedy filled lawsuit to end the movie. Literature The movie North Country teaches the audience about sexual harassment in the workplace. According to the Social Problems text book sexual harassment is “unwanted comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature”. Indeed this act can affect any gender or class of people. But in the movie North Country it shows the effects of sexual harassment upon a single women trying to make a living in the

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