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Marc Lepine of Montreal Polytechnique, a victim of bullying and repetitive humiliation? - CNN iReport (comment)

Eliminating a person's means of subsistence can consist of workplace psychological harassment followed by criminal harassment to reduce a victims credibility, the homelessness weapon. -- The workplace psychological harassment and the negative physical effects related to stress can lead to victims refusing jobs, employment. -- The criminal harassment can consist of provocation and threats, "you are going to starve" "you'll eat garbage" "you are a leech" to induce stress, adrenaline, and fear.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu: Please End Segregation of Women - (petition)

Human Rights, Discrimination and Segregation of Women

In Israel, a women takes a front seat - and a stand

In the same way we should not turn a blind eye to discrimination based on religion or religious beliefs, we should not turn a blind eye to discrimination and segregation of women based on religion.

Petition
http://www.change.org/petitions/israeli-pm-netanyahu-please-end-segregation-of-women

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RCMP harassment claims to be investigated - CBC News (video/article link)

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said recent allegations have caused him great concern and that he's asked the chair of the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP to look into allegations of "systemic failures to deal appropriately with sexual harassment within the force." (video link)

"I am very concerned about these very troubling reports," -- "We expect all members of the RCMP to carry out their duties with integrity and professionalism. Our government is committed to providing all women in the RCMP a workplace free of sexual harassment."

Paulson said addressing the harassment claims is his first order of business and he's already taken additional measures in addition to supporting the investigation by the complaints body.

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5 Ways Positive Psychology Can Improve the Workplace - PsychCentral (article link)

"Research supports that certain positive psychological outcomes relate to greater organizational outcomes. Positive emotions and related processes can lead to greater motivation, fulfillment with work, and the ability to cope with stress and uncertainty."

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Sexual Harassment 10 Times More Likely In Casual And Contract Jobs - MNT (article link)

Women employed in casual and contract jobs are up to ten times more likely to experience unwanted sexual advances than those in permanent full time positions, a University of Melbourne study has found.

Dr LaMontagne says: "The study is important new evidence because precarious employment has been associated with a variety of adverse working conditions as well as with poorer mental and physical health."

Read more ...Sexual Harassment 10 Times More Likely In Casual And Contract Jobs - MNT (article link)

B.C. Mountie alleges years of sexual harassment - CBC News (article link)

"Cpl. Catherine Galliford was the face of the B.C. RCMP for years."

Galliford says she faced constant sexual advances from several senior officers from the moment she graduated from the RCMP Academy in 1991.

"It just got to the point that after I had about 16 years of service, I broke. I completely broke."

Read more ...B.C. Mountie alleges years of sexual harassment - CBC News (article link)

Sexual Harassment Of Female Flight Attendants Linked To Poor Health - MNT (article link)

Female flight attendants who have been sexually harassed by passengers are almost three times as likely to rate their health as only fair or poor, reveals research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

The health of other women working regularly with the public may be similarly jeopardised, suggest the authors.

Read more ...Sexual Harassment Of Female Flight Attendants Linked To Poor Health - MNT (article link)

Power Drives Sexual Harassment - PsychCentral (article link)

A new study suggests the abuse of power can lead to sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. Particularly, in the hands of the wrong person, power can be dangerous. However, the definition and interpretation of power varies by gender and workplace roles. -- Issues of power, workplace culture and the interpretation of verbal and non-verbal communication associated with sexual harassment were the focus of a study by Debbie Dougherty, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Working with a large healthcare organization in the Midwest, Dougherty examined the question: why does sexual harassment occur? -- “Power,” she said.

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Sexual Harassment Distressing For Both Women And Men - Medical News Today

Sexual harassment may have become so commonplace for women that they have built up resistance to harassing behavior they consider merely "bothersome," suggests a provocative new study by Michigan State University researchers. "When women view sexual harassment as bothersome, it doesn't seem to be associated with distress," "In some ways this suggests that sexual harassment is such a widespread problem that women have figured out ways to deal with it so it doesn't interfere with their psychological well-being."

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The Damaging Effects Of Discrimination - Medical News Today

Researchers found that adolescents from Latin American and Asian backgrounds experienced more discrimination than their peers from European backgrounds and that the discrimination came not only from other adolescents but from adults as well. -- The level of discrimination also impacted these teens' grade-point averages and their health and was associated with depression, distress and lower levels of self-esteem.

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Discrimination Often Leads To Declining Physical Health For Obese Individuals - Medical News Today (article link)

The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health, according to new research from Purdue University. -- "Obesity is a physiological issue, but when people have negative interactions in their social world - including a sense of being discriminated against - it can make matters worse and contribute to a person's declining physical health," -- "It seems that many people are internalizing the prejudice and stigma they feel, and it contributes to stress, which ultimately affects their health."

see the DISCRIMINATION page.

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Social Stressors Like Racism And Discrimination Can Impact Healthy Functioning - Medical News Today

Just as the constant pressure soldiers face on the battlefield can follow them home in the form of debilitating stress, African Americans who face chronic exposure to racial discrimination may have an increased likelihood of suffering a race-based battle fatigue, according to Penn State researchers.

Read more ...Social Stressors Like Racism And Discrimination Can Impact Healthy Functioning - Medical News Today