In this presentation we will discuss the most common type of sexually harassing behavior, i.e., gender harassment. Real-life examples from Polish and English will be presented with the question: why are they discriminatory? We will consider the importance of language and context in producing gender harassing acts and behaviors and discuss why seemingly innocent and ‘nice’ comments can feel disrespectful and offensive to others. Finally we will discuss how we can become more sensitive and respectful speakers as well as what we can do when a harassing remark is targeted at us.
Prowadząca: prof. UAM dr hab. Joanna Pawelczyk
Wydział Anglistyki UAM