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HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENTS: EXTENDING THE BASE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Kathryn E. Lewis (Associate Professor of Management at California State University, Chico.)
Pamela R. Johnson (Assistant Professor of Management at California State University, Chico.)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 June 1991

Abstract

A group of men are gathered around an office work station. On the computer screen an animated, anatomatically correct woman says, “Hello, I'm Maxie, your date from MacPlaymat. Would you like to take off my clothes? I'll guide you. Start with my blouse.” The employee at the keyboard removes Maxie's clothes and then selects “sex toys” from the “tool box.” Maxie can be handcuffed, gagged, shackled, and made to perform a variety of sex acts. The excellent graphics and digitised sound of the computer allow Maxie to writhe and moan. A woman enters the office and finds her colleagues engaged in this “entertainment.” Has a computer game set the stage for a complaint of sexual harassment?

Citation

Lewis, K.E. and Johnson, P.R. (1991), "HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENTS: EXTENDING THE BASE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 10 No. 6, pp. 5-9. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb010558

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MCB UP Ltd

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