Sexual Harassment: Issues and Answers

Paperback | December 15, 2000

EditorLinda LeMoncheck, James P. Sterba

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Bringing together fifty-seven contemporary popular and scholarly selections, Sexual Harassment: Issues and Answers clarifies and enriches readers' understanding of this complex and sensitive topic. Featuring a more comprehensive and in-depth treatment than specialized anthologies, it coversthe nature of sexual harassment, various types of sexual harassment, and a wide range of current perspectives on the issue. The writings collected here represent a unique combination of political analysis, legal theory, philosophical debate, multicultural and international perspectives, regulatorydocuments, and Supreme Court case law. Chosen for their accessibility, concise presentation, and contribution to current debate, the selections examine the most compelling and perplexing questions raised by the media, the law, and academia on sexual harassment, including: What counts as a case ofsexual harassment? Is it a matter of sexual attraction gone wrong? Is it a cultural expression of male domination over women? How persistent or severe must the conduct be? Can women sexually harass men? What is wrong with sexual harassment? Who is liable under the law for sexual harassment and howshould they be held accountable? Should employers be liable for the harassing conduct of their employees? Ideal for courses in feminist philosophy, contemporary moral, political, and legal philosophy, and women's studies, Sexual Harassment: Issues and Answers is also essential reading for anyoneinterested in this critical issue.

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Bringing together fifty-seven contemporary popular and scholarly selections, Sexual Harassment: Issues and Answers clarifies and enriches readers' understanding of this complex and sensitive topic. Featuring a more comprehensive and in-depth treatment than specialized anthologies, it coversthe nature of sexual harassment, various types...

Linda LeMoncheck and James P. Sterba are both at University of Southern California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.9 × 6.18 × 0.79 inPublished:December 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionI. THE NATURE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT1. Lin Farley: Sexual Shakedown: The Sexual Harassment of Women on the Job2. Catharine A. MacKinnon: Sexual Harassment of Working Women: A Case of Sex Discrimination3. Barbara A. Gutek: Understanding Sexual Harassment at Work4. Jan Crosthwaite and Graham Priest: The Definition of Sexual Harassment5. Mane Hajdin: Why the Fight Against Sexual Harassment is MisguidedII. VARIETIES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT6. Deborah Tannen: What's Sex Got to Do With It?7. Eloise Salholz and Douglas Waller: Tailhook: Scandal Time8. Linda Bird Francke: The Military Culture of Harassment9. Tina Daunt and Anne-Marie O'Connor: Sex Bias Persists in L.A. County Sheriff's Department10. Stephen Braun: Mitsubishi Plant Split on How to Define Writing on Wall11. Billie Wright Dziech and Linda Weiner: The Lecherous Professor12. Myra Sadker and David Sadker: Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls13. Amy Harmon: Caltech Student's Expulsion Over Contents of E-Mail Raises Concerns14. Jan Buckwald: So Many Choices, So Little Time15. Joan Biskupic: Court Says Law Covers Same-Sex HarassmentIII. SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE LAW16. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Basic Facts About Sexual Harassment17. Susan L. Webb: The History of Sexual Harassment on the Job18. William Petrocelli and Barbara Kate Repa: Legal Update19. Robert J. Shoop: The Legal Context of Sexual Harassment on Campus20. Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power21. Beverly Grier: Making Sense of Our Differences: African American Women on Anita Hill22. Orlando Patterson: Race, Gender, and Liberal Fallacies23. Allan Freedman: The Fall of Bob Packwood24. Jones v. Clinton: U.S. District Court, Arkansas, Western Division25. Gloria Steinem: Feminists and the Clinton Question26. Stephen Braun: Mitsubishi to Pay $34 Milion in Sex Harassment Case27. Richard Bernstein: Guilty if Charged28. Mary M. Clark: The Silva Case at the University of New Hampshire29. Kathryn Abrams: The Reasonable Woman: Sense and Sensibility in Sexual Harassment Law30. Sandra Levitsky: Closing the "Bisexual Defense" Loophole in Title VII Sexual Harassment CasesIV. CURRENT DEBATES OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT31. James P. Sterba: Understanding, Explaining, and Eliminating Sexual Harassment32. Ellen Frankel Paul: Bared Buttocks and Federal Cases33. Katie Roiphe: Reckless Eyeballing: Sexual Harassment on Campus34. Camille Paglia: No Law in the Arena35. Linda LeMoncheck: The Power of Sexual Stereotypes and the Sexiness of Power36. Vicki Schultz: Sex Is the Least of It: Let's Focus Harassment Law on Work, Not Sex37. Daphne Patai: Heterophobia38. Jeannette Oppedisano: Academics' Shame: Our Failure to Confront Sexual Harassment39. Warren Farrell: The Myth of Male PowerV. MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES40. Kimberle Crenshaw: Race, Sexual Harassment, and the Limitations of the Feminist Paradigm41. Celia Kitzinger: Anti-Lesbian Harassment42. Diana Vellos: Immigrant Latina Domestic Workers and Sexual Harassment43. Nicole Gaouette: Japan Abuzz Over Sexual Harassment44. Ramni Taneja: Sexual Harassment of Working Women in India45. Pia Hilbrert: Shameful Silence: Professional Women in Mexico are Talking More Than Ever About Sexual Harassment46. Gaby Ore-Aguilar: The Regulation of Sexual Harassment in International Treaties and DocumentsVII. SELECTED LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND COURT CASES47. Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as Amended in 1991)48. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 197249. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Sex: Sexual Harassment50. U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment Guidance51. Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson (1986): U.S. Supreme Court52. Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (1992): U.S. Supreme Court53. Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc. (1993): U.S. Supreme Court54. Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc. (1998): U.S. Supreme Court55. Faragher v. City of Boca Raton (1998): U.S. Supreme Court56. Gebser et al. v. Lago Vista Independent School District (1998): U.S. Supreme Court57. United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against WomenSelected Bibliography

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In compiling this creative and comprehensive anthology, LeMoncheck and Sterba have performed a service not only for philosophers, academicians, and business executives, but also for social activists, workers, students, and the public in general. They should be applauded for successfullybridging the gap between theory and practice in their concerted effort to help eliminate one of the major causes for the continuation of gender-based inequalities."--Rosemarie Tong, Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte