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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB22H3
Professor
Ping- Chun Hsiung
Semester
Fall

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SG Readings 10 An Intersectional Analysis of Sexual Harassment in Housing ACKNOWLEDGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HOUSING Harassment violates sense of security and privacy Gender inequality rests on beliefs about the naturalization of power and differences between women and men, and these beliefs shape mens and womens experiences in all areas of social life Gender inequality rests on beliefs about the naturalization of power and differences between women and men, and these beliefs shape mens and womens experiences in all areas of social life UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HOUSING Laws in US of sexual harassment were conceptualized around workplace Women may not report sexual harassment out of fear of retaliation, economic concerns, embarrassment, lack of knowledge, or concerns about their physical safety and the safety of their families Considerable similarities between women in the workplace and those of women tenants State conceptualizes harassment as gender issue rather than form of inequality due to a lack of affordable housing, poor women are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment by landlords gender harassment is a form of sexual harassment Therefore, it is illegal for landlords, managers, real estate agents, and other housing personnel, as well as neighbors and visitors, to make sex a condition of housing, to make decisions about the sale or rental of housing based on sex or the refusal of sex, or to allow sexual comments or behavior to interfere with an individuals enjoyment of the housing environment FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION Women filed 98 percent of the cases. African American women accounted for 58 percent of the cases, other women of color accounted for 10 percent, and white women accounted for 32 percent. Qualitative data from the case files suggest that all of the women were struggling financially at the time harassment occurred Ninety percent of the perpetrators were landlordsmanagers, and all of these landlords were white men, except one who was Black.All were private landlords -The Process of Sexual Harassment Sexual coercion was the most commonly reported form of sexual harassment, followed by unwanted sexual attention Landlords used their authority to sexually harass tenants Evicted after denying landlords sexual advances www.notesolution.com
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