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  • Sexual Harassment: A Special Report

    Daily Orange series investigates the issue of sexual harassment at Syracuse University, which has had several instances of questionable interaction between faculty and staff and students including several incidents between the women's tennis head coach and his players.
  • "Sluts" and Suits

    Tanenbaum explores the double standard of sexuality applied to men and women, particularly in the use of the epithet "slut" to degrade a female. Drawing on personal experience as well the several case studies, the author explores how both boys and girls use this epithet to blacklist other girls suspected of being sexually promiscuous and how this emotional abuse manifests itself in its victims.
  • Offensive Maneuvers

    Time Magazine investigates problems of sexual harassment between Army recruiters and female recruitees. Recruiters have been sited on numerous occasions for making improper sexual overtures to young girls and pressuring young women into affairs. Army officials rarely discipline recruiters and other officers often lie to protect their fellow recruiters.
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    Westword investigates several major sexual harassment complaints at Colorado's largest university. The story reveals a pattern of inaction and cover-up by top university officials, as well as questionable expenditures from a six-figure "discretionary fund" by the official chiefly responsible for investigating harassment claims. (June 6, 1996)
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    This story uncovered a major sexual harassment scandal at the U.S. division of a giant European drug maker It drew a haunting portrait of a company culture run amok, where the chief executive and other senior male managers regularly propositioned young female employees in an atmosphere of drunken partying. When people tried to put a strop to the offensive behavior, the story showed, the perpetrators used their power and money to cover up the problem and get rid of the complainants. (May 13, 1996)
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    "Animal House" exposed the California State Assembly as a place where sexual harassment was common and where victims complained at their peril. Because of grave flaws in the system for addressing complaints, harassers faced no meaningful punishment, while women who complained faced sidetracked careers and firing. Meanwhile, the Assembly sought to keep its handling of the cases secret. (February 25 - 28, 1996)
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    Business Week investigates Astra USA Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, Lars Bildman. According to women and men who worked with Bildman, the president of the drug company permitted and encouraged rampant sexual harassment of his female employees. Women in the company complaints ranged from the male upper management pressuring them to attend drinking parties to males openly grabbing them in the office. (May 13, 1996)
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    The Washington Post magazine investigates Hooters, a bar and restaurant chain which draws customers by creating an atmosphere of "tasteful, socially acceptable, female sex appeal". Hooters waitresses are required to dress scantily -exploiting their breasts - and flirt with male customers. The restaurant chain flourishes as a place where men can relax and admire female waitresses without fears of sexual harassment charges. (July 28, 1996)
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    The Progressive investigates the persistence of sexual harassment for women performing in blue-collar industry jobs. In a class action suit against Mitsubishi women workers complained of everything from groping, crude graffiti and derogatory epithets to male coworkers masturbating while watching female workers. Union response and support of women in blue-collar jobs has been inadequate. (August 1996)
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    Playboy exposes a tradition of severe misconduct and sexual harassment in the Navy. The article specifies several publicized cases as well as telling of many instances that never became general knowledge.