Gender and Communication

Dr. Marcia D. Dixson

Building Bridges Between the Sexes

through Understanding of our Differences and Similarities



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Chapter 8 Power Abuses in Human Relationships

Choose one of the power abuses: sexual harassment, rape, or partner violence.

Given what you have read, please answer the following questions about that particular type of abuse:

1) What is the cause(s) of this problem?

2) What would you do/say to a victim who comes to you for advice?

3) What would you do/say to a perpetrator?

4) How do we prevent this?