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Violence Against Women: Sexual Harassment/Intimidation

Resources to educate and inform the AACC community about issues related to violence against women.

A definition of sexual harassment

"unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in which submission to or rejection of such conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's work or school performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or school environment" from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

From PBS - Is Your Daughter Safe at Work?

In 2009 NOW on PBS and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism broadcast this program on sexual harassment of teens in the workplace and found that "teenagers are in more danger from sexual predators at their part-time jobs than through the internet."

Harassment E-books from AACC Truxal Library - barcode from Student ID Card or Library Card required for off-campus use

Research Assistance

If we can further assist you in your search for information, please drop by the reference desk or contact reference staff at 410-777-2456 or refdesk@aacc.edu

Any currently-enrolled AACC student can make an appointment through the Virtual Writing Center for one-on-one research assistance that is provided completely online.

Stalking

This report, Stalking Victimization in the United States, is based on a survey of 65,270 people who were victimized by stalking in a 12 month period. It identifies behaviors which constitute stalking: "making unwanted phone calls ; sending unsolicited or unwanted letters or e-mails ; following or spying on the victim ; showing up at places without a legitimate reason ; waiting at places for the victim ; leaving unwanted items, presents or flowers ; posting information or spreading rumors about the victim on the internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth."

 

  

 

  The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime reports that among the 7.5 million people who are stalked in one year in the U.S., the majority are stalked by someone they know:

  • 61% of female victims and 44% of male victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner
  • 25% of female victims and 32% of male victims are stalked by an acquaintance

Stalking E-books from AACC Truxal Library - barcode from Student ID Card or Library Card required for off-campus use

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