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  1. Feb 2016
    1. What Is Sexual Harassment?

      harassment in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks.

    2. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination.

      It is a form of discrimination because it means that a person is being mistreated because of his or her gender.

    3. Sexual harassment can be verbal

      Anytime someone says inappropriate things to you that makes you feel uncomfortable it is verbal sexual harassment.

    1. Is it possible to be harassed by someone who is not my supervisor?

      It is possible to be harassed by anyone. A family member can even be your harasser so be on the look out for anyone.

    2. What if I want to take legal action?

      Everywhere has the right to file a compliant with the U.S. equal employment opportunity commission.

    3. What can I expect if I internally report the harassment?

      your employer has o investigate your claim and if there is something really going on. The employer also has to take remedial action.

    1. Anxiety, frustration, depression, sleeplessness and/or nightmares, difficulty concentrating, headaches, fatigue, shame and or guilt, feeling powerless, helpless or out of control, feeling angry towards the harasser, loss of confidence and self-esteem, withdrawal and isolation, suicidal thoughts or attempts Retaliation from the harasser, or colleagues/friends of the harasser, should the victim complain or file a grievance (retaliation can involve revenge along with more sexual harassment, and can involve stalking the complainant) Having to drop courses, or change academic plans; it may impact grade performance Increased absenteeism to avoid harassment, or because of illness from the stress Having one’s personal life held up for public scrutiny – the victim becomes the “accused,” and their dress, lifestyle, and private life will often come under attack.  (Note:  this rarely occurs for the perpetrator.) Being objectified and humiliated by scrutiny and gossip Becoming publicly sexualized Defamation of character and reputation Stress impacting relationships with significant others, sometimes resulting in the demise of the relationship; equally, stress on peer relationships and relationships with colleagues Impact on references/recommendations Loss of career

      All of these things are what victims of sexual harassment go through. It's not fair they have mess up there lives because of someone not respecting privacy.

    2. Individuals may fear retaliation and victim blaming.

      Victims may be so angry that want to get back at the person that hurt them.

    3. Some of the potential effects a victim may experience:

      Victims that experience sexual harassment are traumatized for life. Some let this experience ruin their lives.

    1. The most effective weapon against sexual harassment is prevention.  Harassment does not disappear on its own.  In fact, it is more likely that when the problem is not addressed, the harassment will worsen and become more difficult to remedy as time goes on.

      No one can help you with sexual harassment if they don't know you're going through it. The person may threaten you but you should always tell someone so you can get help before it gets worse.

    1. Documenting the harassment is important for use as evidence in a case or complaint.

      If your being sexually harassed you should make recording or videos of the harassment to support your claim.

    2. A victim of sexual harassment may file legal claim even if s/he has tolerated the behavior for fear of retaliation or losing their job.

      The victim of sexual harassment should tell someone when the harassment first occurs because the harassment can get worse over time.

    3. Employers are responsible for the conduct of supervisors and managers.

      From a person is first hired they should be aware of what to do and what not to do. They should be informed that employees are not to be together, no touching, etc.

    4. Sexual harassment is not mutual and is unwelcome.

      Sexual is anytime someone is making you uncomfortable and when you are not agreeing to what the person is going on. If there is a mutual agreement to what is going on it is not sexual harassment.

    5. sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination

      Many people believe that women are the only victims of sexual harassment but the truth is that men are equally harassed as much as women.

    1. Unwelcome touching is only one kind of harassment.

      If someone is touching you or making you feel uncomfortable that is sexual harassment and waiting until it gets worse is not a good idea.

  2. Jan 2016
    1. Eat moderate portions - reduce, don't eliminate foods

      The less you eat the more weight you will lose. It's all about knowing when you are full.

    2. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health and no single food can supply them all.

      I agree with this because you need all of the proteins and nutrients for your body to be healthy.

  3. Nov 2015
    1. One analysis, by Rich Pirog of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, showed that transportation accounts for only 11% of food’s carbon footprint.

      This proves the idea that because the product is closer it is less harmful to the environment when the the transportation take just 11% of the total energy expended so regardless of distance it's affect on the food's carbon footprint is really small

    2. The one big problem with thinking beyond food miles is that it’s hard to get the information you need.

      i agree because sometimes you cant get the information you need from farms to see if their animals and products are being grown environmentally friendly

    3. Take lamb. A 2006 academic study (funded by the New Zealand government) discovered that it made more environmental sense for a Londoner to buy lamb shipped from New Zealand than to buy lamb raised in the U.K. This finding is counterintuitive — if you’re only counting food miles. But New Zealand lamb is raised on pastures with a small carbon footprint, whereas most English lamb is produced under intensive factory-like conditions with a big carbon footprint. This disparity overwhelms domestic lamb’s advantage in transportation energy.

      I agree that the argument that the locacvore movement is not "greener" and that the time and effort used to raise an animal ex. lamb is more counterproductive than just buying from the normal provider