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Sexual Harassment

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Get support – Seek out someone who understands, such as family, friends, advocates or a professional counselor. Sexual Harassment,
Not Just In the Workplace Sexual Harassment Outcomes of
Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment among different populations Allyship Report all incidents – SFSU has Sexual Harassment Advisors available. Don’t ignore it! – Trust your inner feelings and take assertive action TELL THE HARASSER TO STOP – Tell the harasser to stop so they understand their behavior bothers you. (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr What to do if you're a victim Resources ON CAMPUS
The SAFE Place
SSB 205 (Sexual Harassment Advisor)
Phone #: 338-7233
Student Affairs
SSB 403 (Sexual Harassment Officer)
Phone #: 338-2032
Graduate Studies
ADM (Sexual Harassment Officer)
Phone #: 338-2231
Counseling & Psychological Services
SSB 208
Phone #: 338-2208
Police Emergency:
UPD (University Police Department)
Phone #: 911 OFF CAMPUS

SF Commission of the Status of Women Sexual Harassment Hotline
Phone #: 252-2570
U.S. Government Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
Phone #: 556-7000
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Phone #: 744-6500
California Department of Employment and Housing (DFEH)
Phone #: 557-2005
ERA (Equal Rights Advocates)
Phone #: 621-0505
Police Emergency
Phone #: 911 Defining Sexual Harassment Types of Sexual Harassment Examples of Sexual Harassment Brought to You By:
The S.A.F.E. Place Peers SF State defines sexual harassment as: “Sexual harassment occurs when a student, staff or faculty member of SFSU interferes with another’s access to education or employment by giving them unwanted sexual attention.” The harasser can be anyone (classmate, professor, co-worker, friend, relative, stranger) Sexual harassment can occur anywhere (in class, in the workplace, at home) There may or may not be witnesses The harassment can be one time or repetitive The victim and harasser can be of any gender The victim and harasser may or may not be the same gender The harasser may or may not be aware that they are even harassing you Sexual harassment situations can vary quite a bit... Sexist
Words Sexist
Behavior Sexist
Advances Requests for Sex Sexual
Criminal Content This list is not inclusive, there are
numerous types of sexual
harassment out there Examples of Sexist Words:
Calling someone “doll,” “babe,” “sweetie,” or “honey”
Using sexist phrases, like “dumb blondes”
Claiming that “women cry more” or are “too emotional”
Announcing that “women can’t manage” or “workers will not work for a woman/man”
Stating that “some jobs are just men’s/women’s work” Examples of Sexual Advances:
Turning discussions to sexual topics
Telling sexually explicit or suggestive jokes or stories
Making sexual comments or innuendos
Asking personal questions about social or sexual life
Making sexual comments about a person’s clothing, anatomy, or looks
Repeatedly asking out a person who is not interested Examples of Requests for Sex:
Asking a person to spend the night
Asking a person to have an affair
Asking a person to have sex or to engage in sexual conduct Examples of Sexist Behavior:
Looking up and down a person’s body
Staring at someone
Intentionally standing too close to or brushing against a person
Looking up a skirt or down a blouse
Massaging or touching a person’s clothing, hair, or body
Touching or rubbing oneself sexually around another person
Making facial expressions such as winking, throwing kisses, or licking lips Examples of Sexual Criminal Conduct:
Threats of harm
Forced sexual touching
Attempted or completed sexual assault
Any attempted or completed grabbing, touching, or forcing sexual activity without consent is a sexual crime Common psychlogical, academic, professional, financial, and social effects of sexual harassment Short-term effects for girls include embarrassment, anger, and low-self esteem. (Whealin, 2002; Timmerman, 2004) Girls tend to internalize negative concepts if they hear them repeatedly. Even when they are untrue, they begin to believe negative things about themselves (Whealin, 2002) Comments made to girls about their bodies, even complimentary, have a potential to be harmful to a girl's psyche. The most severe and frightening outcome is a possibility of suicide. There is a greater potential for frequent harassment victims to attempt suicide when compared to those with no history of being harassed. Some of the psychological and health effects that can occur in someone who has been sexually harassed as a result of stress and humiliation:
-depression -sleeplessness/nightmares -feeling betrayed and/or violated
-anxiety and/or panic attacks -shame and guilt -feeling angry/violent toward other
-difficulty concentrating -headaches -feeling powerless/out of control
-fatigue/loss of motivation -stomach problems -increased blood pressure
-eating disorders -alcoholism -loss of confidence and self esteem
-withdrawal and isolation -overall loss of trust -traumatic stress
-post-traumatic stress disorder -complex PTSD -suicidal thoughts/suicide How to become an ally on campus! Why is it so important? What is allyship?
An ally is someone who works to end oppression within his or her personal and professional life. An ally works to end a form of oppression from which they receive privilege. For example, a white person who works to end racism, a cisgender person who works to end transphobia/cissexism, or a straight person who combats heterosexism. Allies align themselves with the people over whom they hold privilege and work to dismantle the system of oppression that gives them those privileges.
Working to stop Sexual Harassment is an obligation that
all of us who are interested in equality have. Having an Allyship to combat sexual Harassment/ Violence gives the opportunity for people to work together to create a safe environment, where everyone has a responsibility. Working together to end a phenomena that has been going on for years is the only way to combat sexual abuse to anyone in any setting.

An Allyship in many ways will set a standard, and a united front against unwanted sexual attention/ violence. If one understands that he or she has a responsibility to ending sexual Harassment, hopefully less cases of this happening. Men Can Stop Violence
The SAFE Place Men’s Program mobilizes male students to prevent men's violence against women and other men

build young men's capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity.

The SAFE Place Men’s Program sees men as partners in solving the problem of sexual violence. Violence against women is not just a women's issue, but rather a community issue.

If you are a man who is concerned with the issue of sexual violence and would like to be part of The SAFE Place Men's Program or you would like more information contact Ismael de Guzman at 415-338-1203.

Contact Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed daily from Noon-1:00 pm for lunch Phone: (415) 338-2819 Fax: (415) 338-6149 Address: The SAFE Place Student Services Bldg Room 208 RESOURCES, HELP & PREVENTION

• Get involved.

• Educate.

• Engage bystanders.

• Work together.

• Create safe workplaces. Keep a record of all incidents – Note the time, dates, places, actions, quotes and your responses. LGBTQQI Community College Population Male and Female Population Sexual Harassment:
Is one sided
Is offensive
Is degrading
Is unwanted Flirting:
Is reciprocal
Is flattering
Is a compliment
Is desired while... What
About
Flirting? Sexual Harassment
vs.
Flirting References:
Boland, M. L. (2005). Different kinds of sexual harassment to be aware of. Retrieved from http://www.sphinxlegal.com/products/articles/different-kinds-of-sexual-harassment-to-be-aware-of.html
FineranS. & Bolen, R.M. (2006). Risk factors for peer sexual harassment in schools. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21 1169-1190.Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals at Increased Risk for Sexual Assault | BU Today | Boston Universiy. (n.d.). Boston University. Retrieved from http://www.bu.edu/today/2011/lesbians-gays-bisexuals-at-increased-risk-for-sexual-assault/Milwaukee LGBT Community Center Programs: Violence Awareness Campaign-Facts, History, Statistics. (n.d.). Milwaukee LGBT Community Center. Retrieved from http://www.mkelgbt.org/awareness/avp_SAfact_history_statistics.aspNational Rape/Sexual Assault Statistics. (n.d.). Umbrella, St. Johnsbury VT :: Home Page. Retrieved from http://www.umbrellanek.org/documents/National%20statistics%20for%20sv.pdfNational Statistics about Sexual Violence on College Campuses | Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma. (n.d.). Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma | Clinical Psychologist Specializing in the Treatment of Trauma and its Aftermath. Retrieved from http://drkathleenyoung.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/national-statistics-about-sexual-violence-on-college-campuses/Office for Civil Rights, (2005, March 15). Sexual harassment: it's not academic. Retrieved February 25, 2008, from U.S. Department of Education's ED.gov Web site: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocrshpam.html.Sexual Harassment Statistics and Legal Requirements. (n.d.). Human resources management website - HR.BLR.com. Retrieved from http://hr.blr.com/HR-news/Discrimination/Sexual-Harassment/11zaa02-Sexual-Harassment-Statistics-Legal-Require/Statistics Concerning Sexual Harassment on Campus | AAUW. (n.d.). Breaking through Barriers for Women and Girls | AAUW. Retrieved from http://www.aauw.org/act/laf/library/harassment_stats.cfmThe SAFE Place Peer Educators. (2003). [Brochure]. Sexual harassment. San Francisco, CA: The SAFE Place. DOI: www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/ueo/safe_place.pdfTimmerman, G. (2004). Adolescents’ psychological health and experiences with unwanted sexual behavior at school. Adolescence, 39 (156) 817-25.Whealin, J.M. (2002). Women’s report of unwanted sexual attention during childhood. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 11 (1) 75-93. The End! Thank you! (: Discussion question 1: Does Sexual Harassment only happen in the work place? Where else might it happen and what can it look like? Discussion Question 2: What can you do as an Ally to help prevent sexual harassment? Discussion Question 3: What are two important things you learned about sexual harassment/ violence? - 62% of female college students and 61% of male college students report having been sexually harassed at their university.

- 66% of college students know someone personally who was harassed.

- 10% or less of student sexual harassment victims attempt to report their experiences to a university employee.

- 35% or more of college students who experience sexual harassment do not tell anyone about their experiences.

- 80% of students who experienced sexual harassment report being harassed by another student or former student.

- 39% of students who experienced sexual harassment say the incident or incidents occurred in the dorm.

- 51% of male college students admit to sexually harassing someone in college, with 22% admitting to harassing someone often or occasionally.

- 31% of female college students admit to harassing someone in college. Skit #1 !
- Co-workers Skit #2
-Students Skit # 4
- Co-workers Skit #5
- Manager & Employee Skit # 6
- Strangers on Muni Skit #7
- Classmates Skit #8
- Teacher & Student Skit #3
- Classmates
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