One problematic practice that goes on in schools in sexual harassment between students due to not being educated on the differences between flirting and sexual harassment. Flirting, as defined by a student in Bravo (1994), is “when two people are joking and kidding around and none of them mind” (p. 105). On the other hand, the Bravo (1994) student writes that sexual harassment is “when two people might be joking around and kidding around and one goes too far.” (p. 105). This essay will look closely into what makes up flirting and sexual harassment, the root cause of passively accepting sexual harassment, and recommendations as to how to best educate the school population on the differences between flirting and sexual harassment.
Most undergraduate students are legally adults, albeit often very young legal adults, who may or may not be prepared to deal emotionally with the ramifications of an intimate personal relationship with a superior. A close personal friendship or a romantic and/or sexual relationship with a professor in general can significantly complicate this inherent unequal balance of power. Issues of favoritism can arise, especially if other students know about the relationship. Despite the fact that the issue is being discussed among college administrations and faculty boards, students are often left out of the conversation (Barbella, 2010). Ultimately, college students are adults and thus have the legal and ethical right to choose with whom to engage in a personal, romantic or sexual relationship as long as his/her partner is a consenting adult. Navigating the emotions and politics of these relationships can even provide a lesson that cannot be taught within the confines of the classroom.
Sexual harassment has been an issue in today’s society for years. Until recently, sexual harassment incidents have been ignored and forgotten. There is still a lot of work to be done to eliminate it completely. Universities are a common place to find harassment cases, and it needs to be resolved. There are measures the education system can take to help reduce sexual harassment. The matter is not so much how, but when. The key to preventing sexual harassment on college campuses is educating the students correctly on the matter.
There are also negative aspects that could come from publishing this story before fact checking and interviewing all who were involved; for example, this story shines a negative light on the University of Virginia, current students, faculty, staff and even alumni. Using facts within the story of how the of head of the University’s Sexual Misconduct Board, Dean Nicole Eromo, handled the incident when Jackie finally decided to report it months
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) has had authority over non-profit, private universities for over forty-five years and on numerous occasions applied remedy to cases involving university faculty. Historically, this type of recognition has been afforded only to faculty, the ability to collectively bargain had not been granted to its graduate student workers and researchers but their desire to unionization is not a new concept (Board: Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA, 2016). Graduate students at public universities
The passage of SB-967 articulates the lack of a meaningful discourse about the sexual culture on college campuses and the effects on students. The law is a significant course of action to address an important issue that has been long overlooked across college campuses in the United States. However, many have criticized certain aspects of the bill. The California legislation includes no clear definition of affirmative consent. The students are left to figure out for themselves what exactly constitutes as affirmative consent and how to obtain or give consent during a sexual encounter. While administrators are largely responsible for enacting this change in policy, it is the students that are affected by the shift. It is the responsibility of
As previously noted I work for a college, the responsibility I hold is serve all students of my school equally. I have duty to protect them and serve the student equitably. It was not long ago when coeducational college campuses where not deemed “friendly” to women or minorities. Legislation had to be enacted to change the culture
In her testimony before the New York City Commission on Human Rights, Bernice Sandler delivered an evidence-based account of sex discrimination at all levels of higher educational institutions. At the time, no laws had been enacted to prohibit discrimination in education. At the start of Sandler’s fight against employment bias, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had yet to be amended to cover academic institutions and to forbid sex discrimination in employment. A crucial element of this was for it to apply to – upon amendment – all universities regardless of their type (public or private) and federal funding status. This act also created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioned to enforce Title VII. The act’s specific exclusion
Although many understand that crude jokes and vulgar actions may be perceived as inappropriate, they may not realize the consequences of their actions. Rape culture undermines victims of sexual assault, and often times women as a whole. Recent sexual harassment allegations against a manager for the popular taxi service, Uber, along with other accusations against famous producers and CEO’s prompted a movement called “MeToo”. The movement empowered victims of sexual assault to step forward and speak about their experiences. The particular case about the Uber manager and a new employee highlights the idea that rape culture is often viewed as the norm in businesses. The new employee, Susan Fowler talks about how she felt surprised after receiving inappropriate sexual texts from her manager. When she attempted to bring the issue to light with another male colleague, he simply brushed it off and told her to join a new branch of the company (O’Malley). This example precisely acknowledges the problem of rape culture in businesses and how it is accepted as common and even expected. Had the perpetrators and the bystanders of the events been better educated in the topic, the inappropriate behavior could have ended earlier. The author of College and Career Success in a Fast-Changing World, further
The ethical concerns in Mr. Bippes’ career development are obvious and stem around his sexual relationship with his professor. Fromuth, Kelly, Wilson, Finch, and Scruggs (2013) discussed the effects of teacher attractiveness on undergraduate’s perceptions of teacher and student sexual involvement. According to Fromuth et al. (2013) sexual misconduct between a professor and an undergrad student is not uncommon, but it is in fact inappropriate and can be harmful. While Richards, Crittenden, Garland, and McGuffee (2014) reported that sexual relationships between students and faculty are usually viewed as a private matter and is ignored by university administration.
Although the amended Civil Rights Acts, Title 1 Federal Civil Rights Remedies, Section 118 alternate means of dispute resolution, had not been introduced, there should have been mediation. Mediation would possibly resolved the interpersonal conflict, and issue of difference of labor and responsibilities. Also, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 already existed, which contained prohibited personnel practices, and promoted overall fairness in personnel actions. The CEO had an ethical to duty to perform and he opted to loose a valued worker instead.
Hooking Up, Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus drew my attention to the elaborate structure underlying hookups. This is a part of college that I have come to take for granted, something that fazed me upon first encountering it, but has been normalized in my way of thinking. Though I was aware that there were inequalities underlying the script, I was not aware of its historical progression, how complex it is, and its lasting impact. Reading about the sex differences in college was not something I have thought about before specifically, even though it is a large portion of my life. Understanding the double standards that exist and are perpetuated by the college environment, I find, is healthy as a college student. Self-awareness is important.
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Consequently, the American university is an important political, cultural, and ideological battleground in the ongoing War Against Women. Yet, universities only represent one segment of the larger War Against Women, a war that has taken countless lives, and destroyed numerous others, a war that reaches every inch of American society.
A subsequent survey of female psychologists also showed that student-teacher sexual contact was quite common (17%) and that, in hindsight, women believed that they were negatively affected by such contact (Glaser & Thorpe, 1986). These reports of negative effects, particularly when viewed in the context of ethics and coercion, raise questions of whether such intimacies may in some cases constitute abuse. Most participants believed that student-educator sexual contact was unethical regardless of whether it occurred during (96.2%) or outside (72.8%) of the working relationship. Only 2.5% of the participants believed that such involvements were not at all coercive if they occurred in the working relationship; only 17% believed involvements were not at all coercive if they occurred outside of the working relationship.