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Rape Culture At Work: Five Examples Of How Employers Turn Women Into Sex Objects


Society & Culture  (tags: women, society, culture, discrimination, abuse, ethics, rights, freedoms, law )

Carrie
- 324 days ago - thinkprogress.org
It's no secret that women face a disproportionate amount of discrimination in the workplace. One-third of women say they have been subject to some type of workplace discrimination at some point in their careers --



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Teresa W. (652)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:04 am
absolutely disgusting
 

Sue Matheson (68)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:37 am
thanks
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:50 am
HORRIFYING
 

Natasha Salgado (506)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:47 am
Men can be so inferior...
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:49 am
I wonder if women will ever get the respect they deserve.
 

Mary T. (269)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:31 am
so sad that women can not succeed in the business world
 

Carrie B. (300)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:36 am
Women can succeed, but at what cost?
 

Shanti S. (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:14 pm
Thank you.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:04 pm
This is revolting! Thank you for helping to expose the deplorable treatment of women in the work place that continues to this day! (n, p, t)
 

GGmaSheila D. (129)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:36 pm
Again, women suffer to make men's egos feel better. This is blatant discrimination and All ladies should file suits and/or appeals.
 

monka blanke (74)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:40 pm
Many women are dressed-up to please men, so it seemes to me. When will they have the courage to dress
themselves as they please ? Same goes for shoes ! Many walk with uncomfortable high heels, some can barely walk ! Men have comfortable , silent shoes. Sorry for those women at the workplace. They deserve respect, i.e. for multitasking.
 

Suzanne O. (32)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:09 pm
Do you really think that women who wear high heels or dress in a certain style, do it for anyone other than the reason that it is what they like?

C'mon....we've come a long way baby and I give women more credit than that.


Some jobs do require a certain image and it is well known before taking that job.
 

Lindsey O. (19)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:55 pm
I think the title of the article is over-the-top - "rape culture"?

The casino, I think, had a right to insist upon a weight standard for waitresses - a casino waitress isn't just there to serve food and drinks, she's also there to be part of the scenery - she's meant to be decorative in a certain way (just as a Disneyland Snow White isn't going to be allowed to be 300 lbs.)

And the manual, although it went too far I think, also was right in saying that if women don't want to be seen as sex objects they shouldn't act flirtatiously or wear revealing clothing in the office. That's good advice for anyone who wants to be taken seriously in most work environments (and men tend to have even stricter dress standards in offices - few businessmen I've known would wear "revealing" clothing to work).

And I think the dentist did nothing wrong in firing an employee because he was attracted to her, she texted him after work, and his wife felt threatened. After all he could hardly fire himself to resolve the situation.

If the other two cases are true, I do agree the companies' actions were wrong.
 

Joanne Dixon (35)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:35 pm
http://www.cracked.com/article_19785_5-ways-modern-men-are-trained-to-hate-women.html
 

Mary Donnelly (46)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:34 pm
Thanks Carrie--and this in a nation where there are more women than men!
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 4:54 am
The worst is that it's not just the male exploiting the female but the ladies killing themselves
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 5:02 am
Rape Culture...? -WHAT the HELL is that...???
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:31 pm
I am woman, I am strong......but this will never change in the workplace.....women have to learn to get passed this and yes unfortunately work twice as hard as men to get ahead. I did notice a piece of good news, that a woman is now top CEO for Facebook, and has written a book regarding her journey called 'Leaning In'.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday August 26, 2013, 4:05 pm
Sad
 
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