1. Why do you think men are more likely than women to engage in sexual harassment?
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If I had to say why men are more likely to engage in sexual harassment I would attribute it to a few reasons. First I would chalk it up to traditional male roles. Men are traditionally expected to be the aggressor. In the professional world I would attribute it to sheer numbers. In the professional world men are more often in positions of authority / power and as such are more likely to engage in quid pro quo type situations. Additionally I would also say that men sometimes tend to say stupid stuff that is often offensive in nature.
Honestly I don’t think that the deficit between harassment by men and harassment by women is as great as it appears. The deficit, I believe, is in the reporting of harassment/abuse. Far more men are victims than statistics show. The reason is men are less likely to report harassment and or abuse due to stigmas, embarrassment etc.
Respond to student: If your employer or professor asked you for sexual contact in return for a raise in your salary or a higher grade, what would you do?I think I'll take number 2, because this goes right in line with part of my job. I am the SAPR (Sexual Assault Prevention and Response) program manager for my unit and training to become a victim advocate. First of all, in the military this is strictly prohibited and we received a LOT of training throughout the year on how to prevent and report any incidences like this. Depending on the exact circumstances (if my life were in danger), I would either comply and then report, or simply leave the situation as soon as possible and then report. We have chains to report both harassment and assault and avenues to pursue if we wish to keep it our anonymity (not have a huge investigation) or want to fully pursue legal actions. I don't have the option to quit, but if I had to continue working with that person, I would go to whoever was next in the chain of command and ask to be reassigned (or have them reassigned, depending on how much I liked my job) so I wouldn't be in that situation. I have a chaplain and a psychologist at my disposal, should I need them as well as many victim advocates.
2. Share your thoughts on this quote ""No one looks at me today with any kind of sexual interest. I mean, I don't even get the time of day from any man. I'm an older woman. I want men to be aggressive now. I'm not going to approach a man, because I'm afraid to be rejected. So I've just given up.""
Respond to student:As we get older our insecurities come out and reach their peaks. Breast aren't as perky and your youthful features get seasoned. Not everyone is blessed with good genetics that keep them looking vibrant. Believe me, a lot of moms feel that way after babies, the concept is somewhat mutual with aging. Body changes.
A lot feel that aging is a trap, especially if they are single. But even at old age you can still have sex appeal and attract men. Sometimes you have to tell yourself that, "I may not be his cup of tea, but somebody out there sees me".
Some men love cougar. I would say stay glammed up, stay fit and do something different. You'd be surprised how many stares you might get. Don't give up, there are many men out there. There are plenty single women that are younger in the same predicament and they cant blame it on age. Make flirting fun and see it as a game :) you got to beat many levels before you get to the boss.
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