I got a 58 on my essay in high school, I don't think I deserve this but it might be my name starts with A and he has done a full loop with his grading and will give everyone less than a 50.
This is my essay the whole class had to pick from racy topics.
Sexual Harassment in Our Day-To-Day Lives
“1 in 5 women have been sexually harassed” a quote that originates from a study done by several universities from England and Wales and with the recent rise of female movements there has been more and more public attention given to sexual harassment cases. The public figures that represent this rising movement dictate that sexual harassment is abundant in our society, it is prevalent in our schools, workplaces, and they say that the hashtag MeToo movement has done well by pushing these cases into the public eyes, but even with all of this wide-spread publicity is sexual harassment overexaggerated and are all the statistics factually correct? (Elevated Diction)
First, let’s start with an environment that hits closest to home, sexual harassment in our high schools. Usually sexual harassment in high schools stems from raging hormones and frontal lobes not being fully developed which causes an inability for teenagers to regulate their own behavior. Of course, there's also the fact that schooling is part of a teenager's life for seven hours of the day and for most teenagers, their schooling environment is where they get together with people from the other sex. Also, understanding other humans especially the other sex is something people major in and study for years on end and sometimes you can't expect someone who has not even reached college to recognize every social que plus the hormones. Well, when these sexual harassment cases happen it's usually on the school’s responsibility to act and take immediate action but sometimes those immediate actions are not as clear as they should be. Such as when Sam McNair, seventeen, gave his teacher a friendly hug which in turn got him suspended for a whole calendar year of school or when a five-year old boy was suspended for slapping a five-year-old girl’s bottom. Personally, I do not think anyone should get suspended for a whole calendar year because of a hug or a five-year old who probably does not even have a grasp of what sexual harassment is. If he did then his parents should probably be the ones in trouble for child neglect. Now, with all these cases what should schools do to stop sexual harassment in their learning environments. Well, the short answer is its complicated. First, it's impossible to stop sexual harassment in our schools without separating both genders and that obviously would cause a mass amount of expenses and probably is not what schools would want to do. Second, if you had to do it without separating genders than you probably would have to change all the social economy in todays’ teenage societies. That means the only thing we can do is to prevent these cases and make it easier for sexual harassment victims to come out which would not just be a PowerPoint that you would show on a Wednesday. With all of that in mind I think we should repurpose the SafeSchool app into making it a place where Sexual Harassment can be reported and advertise it more so we can get more students to get the app. (Charged Diction) Let's get the app downloaded on most teenager phones’ will be hard but maybe with some curriculum nights and maybe some school posters we would be able to do it. Then, with that we can have some harsh consequences on the things that do get reported and that will be a good deterrent for most people looking to do these acts. Overall, if we make it easier for sexual harassment to be reported and make our decisions uptight with some leniency to some of the wacky cases then we can atleast make sexual harassment cases less common.
You want to know a similar situation to sexual harassment in schools but is different in a surprising way? (Alliteration) Well, if you have not figured it out it’s Sexual Harassment in the workplace. Why, would full grown adults' way past the age of eighteen sexually harass another individual? Why would a superior, someone who is higher than another in the workplace, harass someone with less power in the company even with the repercussions that action may have? (Rhetorical Question) Why don’t these individuals try to “pick someone up” in a place where it won’t cost them their main income? (Anaphora) Well, it starts off with a myriad of different reasons specific to every situation, but I think there is one that really shines a light on this issue in our workplaces the most. That reason is power, the one thing that we strive for our whole lives either by using money or getting in a political office, power is what the weak and the strong are separated by. Also, that power is why I think we have this problem; the power granted by a top spot in the office causes people to get infatuated with their position above others and what is the point of power if nobody else can gaze at its might. (Periodic sentence) Being in a higher position than someone and sexually harassing them because that other person also wants to get a higher position in that field is very common in today’s media. Especially the film industry who has cases such as Harvey Weinstein, a film producer, who tried to sexually harass many women by luring them in with “free massages”. Now, since we all know about the sexual harassment problem in our workplaces how will work supervisors fix this over encumbering and devastating issue? (Hyperbole) There's a lot of ways you could go about this, but I think first we should start with maybe just maybe having stricter requirements when hiring people for higher up jobs. Then, our workplaces must make sure to have clear sexual harassment laws that everyone in the workplace is aware off. If all our workplaces had these rules intact than maybe, we could finally have less sexual harassment in the workplace. Though, you should remember that sexual harassment in the workplace will never be fully eradicated unless we insert chips into all of societies brains making them devoid of all sexual thoughts but let's hope that never happens.
If you haven’t noticed there has been a lot of more sexual harassment cases in the news lately. Though, why now are sexual harassment cases getting more frequent are people just getting lewder or has something changed in society? Well, it's the latter because something has changed in our society and that change is the #MeToo movement. The #MeToo movement started around 2006 and started catching more steam when multiple sexual harassments came out against Harvey Weinstein. More or less the #MeToo movement started as a hashtag on twitter against sexual harassment and assault against women telling them that they are not alone. This hashtag eventually started making these sexual harassment cases be shined into the public eye’s, but is that really a good thing? Is getting the media involved for more awareness a good thing? In the shortest possible answer that I can give you that would be a resounding no, and that is due mainly to how the media covers things. Since most media companies are not news outlets but advertising firms, they’d rather get your attention than say what the truth is. Most of the time they’ll come to a conclusion or reasoning to something before the other party actually gives it side which usually happens because these media companies know people can’t be happy without knowing the full reason of an occurrence in their life. If they are a more liberal media outlet then they would probably take the more liberal side which is also same for the right. Now, let’s stop with all this news outlet coverage what about the actual important media in our lives, social media? Well, if you didn’t know social media will be social media so of course they will for most of the times take a side before getting to know the other side, I mean we’ve all done it and we all know it's easier to stick with that side than not be completely sure about it. Though what I think is more important is the effects social media have on the accused. Right now, anybody here could have their life ruined if they would be accused of sexual harassment. If you have a job, well we’re sorry we are going to have to let you go for downsizing reasons, and there goes any scholarships you have racked up. Oh, and well there goes all your social position in your school because now everyone thinks you’re detrimental to society. You might even be expelled before the case has even finished. We'll all of that shows that there is definitely a problem with social media getting into sexual harassment cases and the detriment it can have on a person’s life before the case has even been resolved. In the world’s eyes people accused of sexual harassment are guilty like men that have been imprisoned for murder. (Simile) Such as recently when the professional footballer, Neymar, got his hands into a nasty setup by a certain individual who accused him of rape and video footage was released of her assaulting him instead. These people target high up individuals because of how much money they can get from these cases of sexual harassment. With all of that in mind, I think the media should not plunge their dirty hands into uneasy cases like sexual harassment. (Metaphor)
Finally, the most important question of the day “Is Sexual harassment overexaggerated? With all these allegations is it a wide-spread problem that we should be focusing all our media coverage on? Personally, in these situations I like to look at some statistics that can give me a better insight on how much a problem is happening. Though, not for this situation because it seems the statistics on sexual harassment are a little bit iffy. One of those statistics is that “1 in 5 women have been sexually harassed” which even If I am not a female, I know for a fact that those statistics are not true. Those kinds of numbers are national crisis-inducing kind of numbers. I mean we can easily disapprove these kinds of numbers by getting a head count, who here has been sexually harassed? While you may think this little white lie may not matter that much but in the long run it really effects our society. I do not really need to point anything out specifically but just try to remember the amount of cases where somebody’s scholarship and their job getting taken away from them because of a sexual harassment case. What the media does is that they keep pressuring these companies into firing these individuals which should not happen at all. People need to remember that sexual harassment is a problem but it is not as bad as “1 in 5 women have been sexually harassed”.
Well 2,000 words later sexual harassment is still a problem in our workplaces and our schools, but we shouldn’t have the media to step in and people should not be innocent before guilty. Sometimes, with these kinds of problems it is biologically impossible for humankind to not make moves on other people. Unless, society has advanced to the point where the landscape is widely different sexual harassment will always be in our society. What we can do is try to improve the situations for those victims and make awareness for this ever-growing problem in our society.