Sexual Harassment

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a very big problem today. It is a

problem that hasn't really drawn much attention until now. More and more

sexual harassment cases have been brought up today than ever before. We

here about a harassment case in the papers almost everyday. Sexual

harassment has even drawn attention to movies. One movie that has drawn

its most recent attention to sexual harassment is Disclosure.

In the movie Disclosure, sexual harassment draws its attention to the

workplace. The workplace is a very common area for harassment to occur.

In some cases we might not know that it is even taking place. What is sexual

harassment? The dictionary definition of sexual is relating to, having or

involving sex. The dictionary definition of harassment is to annoy

persistently. The definition of sexual harassment then is to persistently

annoy someone through the use of sexual tactics.

The movie Disclosure portrays an act of sexual harassment in the

workplace. It involves a male and a female. In this case the male is the

person who is sexually harassed. In the movie the male character Michael

Douglas is sexually harassed by the Female character Demi Moore. The two

characters used to share a very sexual relationship at one time. The two split

up and did not here from each other in a long time. Demi than shows up at

the job where Michael works. She is Michael's boss.

Demi calls Michael into her office one night to go over a few things a

bout work. She than asks Michael to rub her back. Taking it as a friendly

gesture Michael returns the favor. The back rubbing is taken a little bit

further leading to other sexual advances. After feeling uncomfortable

Michael shouts no, no, no and pushes...