Friday, June 29, 2012

On Sexual Harassment in the US Workplace


-On Sexual Harassment in the US Workplace-

Think Sexual Harassment and you’re liable to have an image of men assaulting women pop up in your head. Everyone knows what Sexual Harassment is; it involves someone overpowering someone else in the interest of initiating activities that are sexual in nature.
                What they don’t know is, the rise of a recent trend in workplace incidents regarding Sexual Harassment filed by men.
In the outside world, where it is easily acceptable to be thinking that males can easily overpower females, the old perception may still be valid. Not so in the workplace. With the recent rise of female employment accounting for 62.4% of the United States’ total population, and the increasing number of women given a major position in companies, it seemed inevitable, and yet highly unexpected.
Statistics for 2010 show that 16.4% of the total Sexual Harassment cases are being filed by men against their superiors, with an estimated $48,400,000 having been paid in Settlement; an interesting number considering the number of women in positions of power have been ranging from 10-17% in the past years.
This has become a certain issue among workplace colleagues, as Sexual Harassment claims can be very obscure, but can cost the company and the employees both more than a fair amount of cash. As such it has been a noticeable trend to hold Sexual Harassment Trainings in the workplace, because apparently, women have just about the same tendency to abuse their power as men do. And unlike the outside world, power is transitional in the workplace, and one in the position of power is as much at risk for abusing it no matter what their gender.
However, one such circumstance blunts the effect of these claims. That being that 50-60% of the total complaints being investigated end up being judged as having no reasonable cause. This can mean two things: 1.) The accusation is baseless, or 2.) The accusation is being used as a weapon against a superior, or colleague.
                More than once, employees will engage in light-hearted talk at work, and some may even include talk alluding to something sexual in nature. At times like these, a concerned employee may be reporting all sorts of things, while those in mutual understanding don’t care for it at all, making for a baseless concern.
                A more serious version of these is the infighting of employees, exacerbated by some being in a casual relationship. There have been many people brought down by this type of accusatory defamation. Sexual Harassment cases are very public in the US these days, and most are often sensational, especially when dealing with big companies. One party will accuse another of Harassment where there is minimal evidence, causing the case to usually be an in-house settlement, or risk the suit going public, which would potentially harm both the company and all employees in its employ. This dangerous tactic has been seen used at an alarming rate in recent years, leading to stricter ‘no relationships’ code in many workplaces.
                With the increasing proximity between men and women in workplaces worldwide, it is always advised to be prudent in dealing with Sexual Harassment. Some may even cause you to throw your pride away.
                Since it’s such an obscure part of law to be dealing with, those concerned should always try to keep an acceptable distance with their colleagues and superiors, watch what they say, and remember to always be and act professional!



















                Sources:
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/employment/employment-rate-of-women_20752342-table5
http://www.inc.com/news/articles/2010/07/mens-sexual-harassment-claims-on-the-rise.html
http://archive.eeoc.gov/types/sexual_harassment.html
http://www.eeoc.gov/
http://www.alliancetac.com/index.html?PAGE_ID=2702
http://www.sexualharassmentlawfirms.com/Sexual-Harassment-statistics.cfm

















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On Genetic Engineering


-On Genetic Engineering-

What is Genetic Engineering? Ask anyone on the street and they can tell you they’ve heard of genes; ask anyone what they are and you’ll get an answer ranging from heredity to heresy. But what really is Genetic Engineering, and why does it incite such passion in the modern world?
Genetic Engineering is the term given to the process of altering living DNA, the blue-print of who we are. It involves taking a piece, a splice, of DNA from an organism and then replacing a portion of another organism’s DNA with it. Some even theorized it possible to clone an entire organism, an exact replica of the original; in the 5th of July 1996 at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh, Scotland, that theory was proven in Dolly the Sheep, the first ever organism cloned from a single cell.
In recent years, Genetic Engineering has been making tremendous progress, even claiming to replace damaged body parts, organs, and even entire human bodies in the near future. Consequentially with great promise comes great reward, and with it great risk and controversy.
One such controversy, and perhaps one of the most sensational, is the use of Stem Cells. These unique cells have the ability to form into any cell of the original they were taken from. The potential for this extraordinary discovery has been recognized wildly by the scientific community, this being curing cancer, replacing lost limbs, healing paralysed patients, restoring lost eyesight, and even the revitalization of a worn out body, the likes often thought to exist only in science fiction.
The only problem is, viable Stem Cells can only be obtained from live human foetuses.
Not to say there are no other sources of Stem Cells, but for these sensational therapies to be conducted, there are two requirements: One being that the Stem Cells must be self-replicating, and the other being it should be able to replace any form of damaged tissue; characteristics shared only by the Stem Cells of a Blastocyst, an early form of a the human foetus.
With this controversy in light, it was only a matter of time before the Pro-Life and Catholic masses started putting their proverbial foot down in protest. ‘Kill a child to save another’, they called it, and not without good reason. Extracting Stem Cells from a living foetus has more often than not proved fatal to the unborn child, and extremely damaging to the mother, emotionally and physically.
While the most avid of supporters of Genetic Engineering using Stem Cells insist that such a primitive collection of cells can hardly be called a child much less a human being, the pioneers of this new technology are actively developing alternate methods of advancing this promising branch of science and medicine. Some opt to use animal substitutes in hopes of lessening the moral demand upon them by society, unlocking new therapy options in veterinary care in the process. Some are developing ways to harvest Stem Cells from foetuses in an ‘ethical’ manner - that is - not killing both mother and child the process.
The future for Genetic Engineering Technology still remains to be seen, that much is fact.  Whether the risk will outweigh the reward, or that risk will one day be completely eliminated is something to look forward to. They say ‘Progress is born of Necessity’, and in this case, progress will indeed be a necessity in the coming years for the modern man.

Sources:
http://www.religioustolerance.org/res_stem1.htm
http://olatheanimalhospital.com/614/stem-cell-therapy/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_%28sheep%29
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/GeneticEngineering/default.htm
http://www.genengnews.com/
http://www.biology-online.org/2/13_genetic_engineering.htm

















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New to the Paleo Diet and can’t figure out what you should and shouldn’t be eating? Most would agree that there are many conflicts as to what is, and isn’t Paleo, but fear not! This article will give you a brief, but detailed, food list for Paleo Diet so you can start eating and living healthy as well!
Let’s start with the basics. What does the usual Paleo Diet include? As a general rule, the Paleo Motto says: “If your ancestors didn’t eat it – then you shouldn’t either”. This philosophy stems from the eating habits of the Palaeolithic or Cave Men, who were by and large, hunter-gatherers.
So this means to start on the Paleo Diet, there are several categories of food you’ll have to keep your eye on:
Lean Meat - A top choice for the Paleo. These consist of meat with little to no fat content: Turkey, Bison Sirloin, Skinless Chicken, and Venison are all examples of lean meat. This type of meat is high in protein and promotes body tissue repair and muscle build-up. If you’re still hesitant about the meat you’re buying, avoid the ones that look greasy or have yellow linings, as those are most definitely fat deposits, which we want to avoid.
Eggs - Considered a high energy source for the Paleo. We want to keep the eggs at a maximum of six times a week however, and not all at once! These small but formidable poultry products pack a ton of nutrients in a small package, and can do more harm than good if taken in excess. For your preference, you can try Duck, Goose, or Chicken Eggs of the Omega-3 variety.
Organ Meat - Simply meaning meat from the organs of animals: Livers, Tongues, Marrow, and Sweetbread. Although we want to avoid marrow for those with chronic hypertension, as this will increase blood pressure when eaten. The others are good to go for everyone, and in particular the liver of any animal is rich in iron, important to healthy blood and circulation.
Game Meat – As any experienced hunter will tell you, wild animals, or Game, are highly devoid of fat in their bodies, preferring to concentrate them in one place for storage or hibernation, such as an Alligator’s Tail or a Bear’s Skin, which are easily removed. Once devoid of the unwanted fatty areas, Game can be harvested for an abundance of lean meat, which by some, is better than domesticated lean meat in terms of nutrients. Recommended are the meat of snakes, bear, alligator, wild boar, turkey, deer, and other wild animals. Make sure to get meat fresh from the hunt!
Fish/Shellfish – The main diet of our coastal ancestors. Fish and Shellfish bring a lot of important minerals from the sea and onto our tables. In particular: the mineral Iodine, a key component in healthy blood cell haemoglobin and crucial to preventing Anaemia.
Fruits/Vegetables – The timeworn combo of Fruits & Veggies is always a part of any healthy diet, and most particularly in any Paleo. These are our main source of vitamins and minerals, from Vitamin A to the mineral Zinc. Moderation is advised for Dried Fruit however, as we don’t want to saturate our systems with too much sugar; otherwise, a smooth skin and clear eyesight is always the work of fruits and vegetables!
Nuts – Some call it a high-fat food source, and they would be right. However, these small finger-food snacks give a different type of fat: unsaturated fat. This type of fat is actually an integral part of the human metabolism, and promotes good nerve function and energy level, some even saying increases sexual libido.
So now you know what to put in your Paleo Diet! I hope that this food list for Paleo Diet has helped you in making your own dietary plan for you and your family, and for the better and healthier lifestyle it brings. Just remember that it is always up to you to decide what to eat, and being healthy in Paleo is a decision that is sure to bring life and happiness to you and your family.


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