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Comparative culture sexual harassment

Comparative Culture: Sexual Harassment


Scott A. DeWaelsche

Final essay
Final Essay

  • Persuasive Essay

  • Choose a controversial social issue for your topic

  • 750 to 1000 words

  • Double spaced

  • 12 point font

  • Arialor Times New Romanfont

Final essay1
Final Essay

  • Always cite a source clearly when using their information, especially when using their exact words (In this case, a quotation should be used with a clear source citation).

  • You need to synthesize the information.

    정보를 통합해야 한다.

  • Use your own words.

  • Paper copy to be turned in on Monday, June 10. (we will meet but not for a full session)

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Final Essay

  • Have three credible sources

  • Sources should not include sites like, Ehow, or Wikipedia

  • Look at sample essays on our website for a guide.

  • Look for an essay template on the class site.

  • Turn in your essay to me by the class session in final exam week – June 10.

  • Please bring me a printed copy of your essay.

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Final Essay

  • Should include and introduction and conclusion.

  • Have a thesis statement in your introduction.

    A thesis statement is one sentence that states your argument.

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Final Essay

  • I recommend a standard five paragraph essay structure:


    P2-Main point one

    P3-Main point two

    P4-Main point three


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Final Essay

Introduction – Tell them what you’re going to tell them.

P2-P4 – Tell them.

Conclusion – Tell them what you told them

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Final essay

  • To find good scholarly journal articles try the libraries page on the Suwon University website.

  • JSTOR is a commonly used, reliable source for scholarly journal articles. You can find it in ejournals on the libraries page.


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Sexual harassment scenario 1
Sexual Harassment – Scenario 1

Kylie is 16-years-old and recently started a summer

job at a hamburger/hotdog take-out restaurant. She

works mostly with other teens, and her manager,

Jason, is 23-years-old. During her first week of

work, Jason would sometimes wink or smile at

Kylie, and she found it exciting to be noticed by

someone attractive and older.

Comparative culture sexual harassment

Now, into Kylie’s second week, Jason whistles at

her when she arrives for her shift every day and

regularly jokes that she must get a lot of dates

with a mature body like hers. He also tells her

that she should consider going on a date with

him because “older guys are more experienced

than high school boys.”

Comparative culture sexual harassment

Even though Kylie has no interest in dating Jason,

and these comments make her uncomfortable, she

has noticed him saying similar things to other

female workers who go along with it, so she worries

she is overreacting. Kylie is also afraid to say

something because Jason is the manager, and she

needs the work to save money over the summer.

Sexual harassment scenario 2
Sexual Harassment – Scenario 2

While at work, Nina frequently makes personal phone

calls to her friends. Her conversations are loud and

generously sprinkled with foul and obscene language. Her

co-workers in nearby cubicles cannot help but overhear

Her conversations.

Can Nina's behavior be interpreted as sexually harassing?

If no, explain why not.

If yes, explain why.

What is sexual harassment
What is sexual harassment?

As a class, come up with a definition of sexual

harassment. It may be difficult to develop a

definition that everyone agrees on. Remember

that sexual harassment is full of subtleties and

gray areas, which can make it difficult to clearly

define and identify.

What is sexual harassment1
What is sexual harassment?

The following questions may be helpful in developing a definition:

  • “What makes flirting different from sexual harassment?”

  • “Is it easy or difficult to tell the difference?”

  • “How can you tell when the line has been crossed between a flirting behavior and a harassing behavior?”

  • “What types of feelings may a person experience as a result of this type of behavior?”

Sexual harassment u s a
Sexual Harassment – U.S.A

Definition of sexual harassment developed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):

“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects:

Sexual harassment u s a1
Sexual Harassment – U.S.A

  • An individual’s employment,

  • unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or

  • Creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.”(EEOC, 1980)

Sexual harassment u s a2
Sexual Harassment – U.S.A

Summarized definition:

• Unwelcomed sexual advances or requests for sexual favors

• Behavior of a sexual nature that is unwanted, unwelcome, and repeated

• Can be visual, verbal, or physical

Sexual harassment u s a3
Sexual Harassment – U.S.A

  • Both harassers and victims can be anyone.

  • Harassment can come from fellow co-workers, supervisors, or even from people who don’t work with you (such as clients or customers).

  • Harassers can be the same or opposite sex as the worker.

Sexual harassment u s a4
Sexual Harassment – U.S.A

Types of sexual harassment:

the EEOC recognizes two types of sexual harassment in the workplace: quid pro quo and hostile work environment.

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Sexual Harassment – U.S.A

Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment means “this for that.”

This type of sexual harassment usually involves a supervisor, employer, or coworker who uses threats, or promises of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.

Comparative culture sexual harassment

Examples of Threats:

• Getting fired

• Getting a bad evaluation

• Not getting a raise or promotion

• Being excluded from a group

• Not getting a preferred work schedule

• Reduced work hours

Comparative culture sexual harassment

Examples of Rewards:

• Getting hired

• Getting a promotion

• Getting a raise or other special treatment

• Getting a preferred work schedule

• Being included as part of a group

• Getting a better grade or review on an evaluation

Comparative culture sexual harassment

The second type of sexual harassment in the workplace is when a hostile work environment is created.

This type of sexual harassment is caused by repeated actions, comments, behaviors or objects that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Comparative culture sexual harassment

behaviors that are repeated by the harasser, when a

unwelcome and unwanted by the victim qualify

as sexual harassment.

For example, if a supervisor makes a comment

the behavior is never repeated, the single

incident is not likely to qualify as sexual

harassment unless it is repeated.

Comparative culture sexual harassment

Examples of a hostile work environment: when a

• Regular use of sexually offensive language

• Sexual jokes

• Sexual gestures

• Sexual pictures or graphic calendars

• Lewd notes

• Sexual graffiti

• Screen saver with nude or scantily clad bodies

• Emails with sexual jokes, pictures, or comments

• One incident of sexual assault

Flirting versus harassing
Flirting versus when a harassing?

Sometimes it can be confusing to draw the line

between flirting and sexual harassment, making it

difficult to identify whether sexual harassment is


With a partner or in a small group, discuss what you think the differences are between flirting and harassing.

Flirting versus harassing1
Flirting versus harassing when a

The difference between flirting and sexual

harassment is the nature of the behavior and

how it makes the other person feel.

Flirting versus harassing2
Flirting versus when a harassing?

Flirting can feel exciting, silly, fun, and playful or make a

person feel good to be noticed, or attracted to the other

person. Flirting is mutual, wanted on both sides, and

makes each person feel in control. Unlike flirting, sexual

harassment is unwanted, makes a person feel threatened,

uncomfortable, uneasy, disgusted, embarrassed or lacking

control of the situation.

Harassment training video
Harassment training video when a

The following video is a common training video human resources departments may show employees at a sexual harassment awareness meeting:

Three methods
Three methods when a

There are three methods through which harassment can be carried out: visual, verbal, and physical.

What are some examples of each?

Pair work scenarios
Pair work - scenarios when a

Read each scenario with your partner and answer the following questions. Be prepared to share your scenario and answers with the class.

Pair work scenarios1
Pair work - scenarios when a

Is this sexual harassment?

Quid pro quo or hostile work environment?

What behaviors tell you what type of sexual harassment this is or isn’t?

Who are the harasser and target?

What can or should the target do?

Sexual harassment korea
Sexual harassment: Korea when a

Sexual harassment in Korea According to the Gender Equal Employment Act (GEEA – Ariticle 12)

Sexual harassment in the workplace refers to behavior or language by an employer (CEO), manager or worker who through her/his position at work or who in a work-related situation causes a worker  1. to experience feelings of sexual humiliation or aversion; or2. to suffer disadvantages in employment for having refused a sexual approach or request.

Sexual harassment korea1
Sexual harassment: Korea when a

According the GGE Act, the intent of the accused harasser does not determine whether his/her language or behavior constituted sexual harassment, but rather

1. the subjective feelings of the victim 2. how any other reasonable person would have judged and reacted under the circumstances3. Whether or not work efficiency was impeded.

Sexual harassment korea2
Sexual harassment: Korea when a

Harassers can be- employers, managers, workers , co-workers and subordinates, third party (not employed by the same company), including vendors and customers. They can be female or male.

Victims can be - colleagues, workers, subordinates, job applicants, male or female

Sexual harassment korea3
Sexual harassment: Korea when a

Inside or Outside the WorkplaceIf it occurs outside the workplace in a work-related event, the behavior may be considered sexual harassment. Circumstances outside the workplace can include inside a car on a business trip, dinner events, parties, karaoke, etc.

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Sexual harassment: Korea when a

Examples of Workplace Verbal Sexual Harassment1. unwanted pressure for sexual favors2. repeatedly asking out a person who is not interested3. requiring someone from work to pour drinks at a restaurant, bar or dinner event4. calling someone a babe, girl, honey, hunk or stud.....5. telling sexual jokes

Sexual harassment korea5
Sexual harassment: Korea when a

6. making comments about a person's body or physical appearance7. telling lies or spreading rumors about a person's sex life 8. asking someone about her/his sexual fantasies, history or preferences9. asking personal questions someone's social or sexual life

Sexual harassment korea6
Sexual harassment: Korea when a

Examples of Workplace Non-verbal Workplace Sexual Harassment1. hanging around or following a person2. repeatedly giving personal gifts3. displaying sexually suggestive visuals4. sending inappropriate e-mail, faxes, or letters

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Sexual harassment: Korea when a

5. making facial expressions such as winking, throwing kisses, or licking lips6. making sexual hand gestures or body movements7. giving a person an 'up-and-down' look8. staring at someone (ogling)

Sexual harassment korea8
Sexual harassment: Korea when a

Consequences for VictimsAccording to the Act, employees who have complained about sexual harassment are not to be penalized for that complaint.  Nor are they to be subject to any intimidation by the alleged harasser, her/his team, or the employer.

Differences between us and korea
Differences between US and Korea when a

Review the handout about laws in the US and Korea. With your group discuss the differences and similarities.

Do employers and managers follow these rules in Korean businesses?

If not, how are things changing?

Differences between us and korea1
Differences between US and Korea when a

Watch the following video clip from the American drama Mad Men. It is a shoe about the advertising business in the 1960s in New York.

Differences between us and korea2
Differences between US and Korea when a

Are there similarities between what Peggy experiences in her office in Mad Men and the office environment in Korean offices?


Firing of the presidential aide
Firing of the Presidential aide when a

What impact will the firing of the presidential aide have on office policy, if any?

What do you believe should be done to the aide?

What should happen to anyone who behaves this way?

What arguments would you make for solutions to this problem in Korea?

Class website
Class Website when a