Sexual harassment in the workplace has been prominent for centuries

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been prominent for centuries. Women as well as men have been victims. Statistics have shown that one in five people have experienced sexual harassment. “Also, 16 percent of ages ranged between 18 to 34 and 25 percent of age ranged between 50 to 64 have been known to be victims and 25 percent of age range of 50 to 64 have been known to be victims.” A professor of the university Cincinnati read of 1000 of sexual harassment cases were dismissed by the courts. There are victims and witnesses that have been seen or been harassed and they will not make claims because of fear not being believed.
In the Washington Post article “The One Best Idea for Ending Sexual Harassment” Opinion Staff claim that “in order to stop sexual harassment at work, congress have to pass a law to Force Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act and have it approved by the president” (Opinion Staff para.13). To enforce this law the Opinion staff is appealing to the audience of people who experienced sexual harassment, mothers, fathers and every person in the world. At this point businesses are encouraged to have meeting with employees concerning sexual harassment. The Opinion writer has knowledge of the title of the civil right act of 1964 but the opinion staff feel that in need be more than the civil right act of 1964. Many victims fear speaking out about sexual harassment because of intimidations. Some victims are even compensated to keep quiet about the issue. Forced arbitration of sexual harassment also silences the victims and allow the intimidator to stay at their jobs” (Opinion Staff para 11).
In the Washington Post article, the opinion staff uses ethos to know that she has knowledge of her information by asking “16 leaders that want to help stop sexual harassment at their jobs and giving information about sexual harassment that take place at their jobs” (Opinion Staff para 3). This show that she has credibility on her topic and not just her own opinion and what the opinion staff agree with or what the opinion staff disagree with. Another ethos example involved with person named Sara Nelson who is president of the association of flight attendants. Sara Nelson inform us “how the flight attendants are able get involved when a passenger is receiving sexual harassment or assault on the plane and CEOs will back them up (Opinion Staff para 8). This means that the flight attendants trust the CEOs that they will support them. In addition, the opinion staff also got information from a person name Rosa Brooks who is author of “how everything became war and the military became everything”. She informed that “woman in military know what they are doing and the woman in military earned awards for their sacrifices and their accomplishment with purple hearts and woman in white house official are brilliant” (Washington post chapter National Security para 2). This show that the woman in the military know what to do at their profession and knowledge of their occupation and this is representation of ethos because they work there for a long time and they received awards and shows that they are accountable
The Washington Post article the Opinion Staff uses pathos to appeal the audience with emotions about her claim. The opinion staff use pathos by revealing her story about her getting sexual harassed by the Opinion Staff boss, and when this went public, the writer felt alone. Once the writer in the Opinion came out, thousands of women felt hat they had a voice and she feels that no matter how many women speak up, the government will always be against victims from the start and finished. The editor uses emotional stand to tell us how “the male executives and the star performances get a pass for harassing women and protect them by paying out private settlements and making witty remarks at the accusers and superintended their jobs” (Opinion Staff para 16). The editor also appeals the audience emotion by informing us that if nurses object to sexual harassment and be part of the ending forced of sexual harassment act (the opinion staff). The nurse will be reassigned to less desirable schedules and less expertise. This means that if the nurses speak up they get less hours which means less money and they will probably have to get another job to provide for their families. The opinion staff also appeal to audience emotion when they tell story about woman name Jill Abramson who use to work as executive editor of The New York Times who had a boss named Sandra Burton and how the boss warned about lustfulness which is sexual harassment back then. Jill Abramson seen people who would watch the sexual harassment and look the other way and not do anything about it but she confronted the attacker and end of her year being writer. She was despairing at seeing the female editors were being languish and she felt that sexual harassment was happening again. This means that the new writer saw woman being still and dull and not their self anymore and like they were not strong will anymore. In addition, writer also uses pathos to tell us how people who goes to church and harass by the church members and how it’s uncomfortable to address the abuser in the church and how they can’t handle in policy way and how it requires cultural transformation that only occur when the people in church see and comprehend the problem through the eyes of God/Jesus ( Washington post chapter at the church: identify and destroy abuse para 6). This means that they handle in different way instead of taking to court and they will pray and bless the harasser from the evil sprites and how the woman is afraid to say anything because no one will think that church will represent that.
The editor also uses logos to appeal the audience with statistics and facts. For example, there is about “80 percent woman who are flight attendants who are continuing being victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault (Opinion Staff para 4). Furthermore, woman also get called silly names and hit on their backside, cornered in back and asked about their life” (Opinion Staff para 6). In addition, editor also use logos to inform us that a Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had three decades of sexual harassment towards woman and he got expose when woman’s finally told people. This means that people wouldn’t find out about him until the woman’s got courage to have voice against the powerful man. Another fact the editor use is a guy named Barry Freundel who is Orthodox Judaism that was arrested for setting up cameras in bathroom of the ritual bath and watching people naked for sexual satisfaction and how 100 victim’s videos fell out the hand of statute of limitations. This shows that how the government didn’t handle the situation right and will forever damage these women because everyone will see and they didn’t get the right justice they wanted. The editor also uses statistics to enlighten the audience that the “VII of the Civil Right Act requires a threshold number employee for workers to be protected from discrimination and sexual harassment” (Opinion Staff para 28). Another statistic the writer use is that “60 million Americans have settlement clauses in their employment agreement, annihilate their Seventh Amendment right to jury trial” (Opinion Staff para 11). This informed us that the people at job must sign a contract to object of speaking about harassment and give rid of their seventh amendment right.
The Washington Post article the writer use pathos, ethos, logos altogether. For instance, the writer use logos to tell us how men in the congress have excessive power and they can do what they want to do and whatever they want to do to anyone and no one will hold them responsible. This show the audience how congress have power to do thing they want even though is not right because they can fire people if they want to and make the laws of united states. The writer also uses pathos to express how the woman felt violated when one of the congress man was grinding on her and putting his tongue in her ear without her permission and didn’t get no repercussion. The writer in Washington Post also ethos by getting the knowledge by a person who been through the experience and that show that the writer is not making it up. she is getting the information from person that show the writer opinion staff is credible and trustworthy.