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NCJ Number: 229789 Find in a Library
Title: Examining the Sexual Harassment Experiences of Mexican Immigrant Farmworking Women
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:March 2010  Pages:237-261
Author(s): Irma Morales Waugh
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: University of Californa Labor and Employment Research Fund
Oakland, CA 94607
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study provided a contextualized understanding of the experiences of sexual harassment among Mexican immigrant women employed on central California farms.
Abstract: This study examined sexual harassment experiences of Mexican immigrant farmworking women (n = 150) employed on California farms. Of the estimated 1 million California farmworkers, 78 percent are Latino, mostly from Mexico, and 28 percent are women. Unlike gender-segregated worksites of Mexico, women farmworkers in the United States labor alongside men, facilitating harassment from coworkers and supervisors. Simultaneous sexist, racist, and economic discrimination are comparable to converging lanes of automobile traffic (Crenshaw, 2000) that women, standing at the intersections, manage to avoid harm. Findings highlight how discrimination shapes women’s experiences and demonstrate the need for institutional policies to protect them. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Sexual harassment
Index Term(s): California; Employer-employee relations; Female victims; Hispanic Americans; Immigrants/Aliens; Mexican Americans
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