TITLE

SEXY DRESSING REVISITED: DOES TARGET DRESS PLAY A PART IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES?

AUTHOR(S)
Beiner, Theresa M.
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy;Jan2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p125
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the issue of women's dress in the context of sexual harassment. It examines the case law to see if and how the dress of sexual harassment targets plays a role in sexual harassment cases. It also looks at the social sciences and the feminist theories that frame sexual harassment as another form of sex discrimination. In addition, it examines how women's dress might or might not impact the treatment of sexual harassment cases. Jurors often blame the victims, saying that their provocative dress somehow plays a part in the perpetrator's decision to rape.
ACCESSION #
24495708

 

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