Clinical Aspects of Sexual Harassment and Gender by Sharyn Ann Lenhart

By Sharyn Ann Lenhart

This ebook addresses the mental influence of sexual harassment and gender discrimination from either a medical and theoretical standpoint, while past literature at the subject has emphasised criminal and employment outcomes. to begin, Lenhart presents a accomplished precis and integration of current literature and discusses appropriate features of the place of work and criminal environments. the second one component to the ebook offers with the psychodynamics of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, putting those violations in right mental standpoint, alongside a similar strains as rape, battering and different kinds of gender-based abuse. The vast spectrum of mental effects of discrimination may be mentioned and a good and integrative version for intervention and therapy may be offered.

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Her professor continued to make the same overtures every evening that they worked together alone. Susan attempted to discourage this by finding daytime hours in which to complete her work. ” Troubled, Susan consulted an administrative dean, who acquainted her with the institution’s sexual harassment policy. Susan first tried to speak directly to Jon by solicitously asking him to allow their relationship to remain purely professional and reiterating her respect and gratitude for the opportunity to work on the journal.

Her father, a successful business executive, very much like herself, functioned well at work but was a closeted alcoholic who physically and verbally abused both Gretchen’s mother and brother. They remained his intimidated victims but expressed their own pent-up anger toward Gretchen. ” He consistently responded warmly toward her and with apparent favoritism. Gretchen’s mother exacerbated the problem by overemphasizing traditional sex roles, especially the importance of attracting men who could provide for her economic security.

P65 35 1/15/04, 9:44 AM CLINICAL ASPECTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT 36 CASE VIGNETTE 2-6 Sexual Harassment Involving Organizational Power Differentials and Ineffective Grievance Procedures Susan Stone was a 26-year-old unmarried graduate student at a prestigious Ivy League school. She was honored to be working as a junior editor on an international journal edited by her professor Dr. Jon Smith, who was an international celebrity in this highly specialized area. Recognizing the unique opportunities for networking, as well as the special literary and editing expertise she could accomplish through this work, Susan willingly agreed to work late at the request of her professor.

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