Confronting a Culture of Violence:
Legislation, policies needed to prevent and end culture of sexual harassment, violence Photo courtesy of ThinkStock. The United States over the past few weeks has been engaged in a national discussion stemming from accusations about sexual harassment and sexual assault against women.
Based on reports, these acts involved egregious disregard of the human rights and dignity of women. The national outcry spoke to the fact that sexual abuse—in all forms—is an affront to all Americans, not just the victims.
NASW unambiguously states its support of those who call for policies, laws, and a national consensus to end the culture of sexual predatory behaviors.
Many women and girls from all social, cultural, and income groups are subject to specific forms of physical, sexual, and psychological violence because of their gender. NASW has always been at the forefront for the fight for human rights, which has included addressing inequities and violent acts against women.
Sexual assault is not only a violent sexual activity such as forced sexual intercourse; it also includes attempted rape and fondling.
Sexual harassment usually includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.
It is important that we remember that such debasement of women occurs all too frequently in this country and in the world. We also must recognize that sexual harassment, sexual assault, and related violence against women happens in the workplace, in government agencies, in the military, in educational institutions, and in nearly every setting where men maintain positions of power over women.
The motivation for perpetrators of sexual harassment is a systemic pattern to assert control. Department of Justice, about 50 people a day are sexually assaulted or raped while working. However; this is thought to be only a fraction of the real number because much of the behavior goes unreported.
In additionover 70 percent of U. This helps to explain why victims are often harassed, but never report it to their supervisors or the authorities for fear of loss of job, retaliation, or other adverse consequences.
Given these realities, we recommend the following: Employers, college administrators, corporate managers, and public sector agency directors must provide an environment in which sexual harassment is neither tolerated nor excused.
Prevention is the best tool to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers are encouraged to take steps necessary to prevent sexual harassment from occurring. They should clearly communicate to employees that sexual harassment will not be tolerated.“Psychologists and psychiatrists will tell you that students are desensitized to violence, may have lost empathy for their victims by watching hours and hours of video violent games," Dan.
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The culture of violence theory addresses the pervasiveness of specific violent patterns within in a societal dimension. The concept of violence being ingrained in Western society and culture has been around for at least the past century.
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The obvious way to prevent the. Cultural defenses in domestic violence cases use politically expedient stereotypes of culture, forwarded by attorneys on behalf of defendants, to play into already existing negative depictions of culture.