PSYC 3480 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Quid Pro Quo, Job Satisfaction, Physical Abuse

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Sexual harassment, sexual assault and abuse of women are terrifying events women can experience. An especially powerless group is the approximately 500,000 women in the united. These women earn low wages by picking fruits and vegetables in the field. Unfortunately, female farmworkers are about 10 times more likely than other female work-ers to experience sexual harassment and sexual assault. Sexual harassment, sexual assault and abuse of women share similarities: one similarity is that all three situations involve some form of violence o either physical or emotional. A second similarity in these three situations is that men typically possess more power than women. Sexual harassers are usually persons with power at work or in an academic setting. children begin to learn these messages about power and gender roles. The media also play an important role in conveying these messages, because they show men who are influential, powerful, physically strong, and violent especially compared to the women in the media.

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