PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, August 13, 2012
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1:00 – 1:20 OPEN
1:20 – 1:40
Sexual harassment claims by men on the rise
Reports of Washington, D.C.-based sexual harassment scandals aren’t hard to come by, but the lawsuit filed last week against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano flips many stereotypes associated with such suits on their heads. The complainant in this case is male; the supposed perpetrators, female. Surprisingly, the number of discrimination and harassment lawsuits men filed post-2008 are on the rise. According to a Wall Street Journal article, while in the past male victims of harassment might have “voted with their feet,” the same option doesn’t fly in today’s economy. Regardless of whether the accusations against Napolitano are true, what does this lawsuit mean when it comes to perceptions surrounding sexual discrimination? Are men finding it easier to come forward when they’re harassed by women, or other men?
Justine Lisser, a senior attorney and adviser at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1:40 – 2:00 OPEN
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2:00 – 2:40 OPEN
2:40 – 3:00
Oxford Dictonaries Online adds bibimbap, jeggins, and whatevs
Affogato, doughnut hole, and bibimbap: just three new words to enter the Oxford Dictionaries Online. The ODO adds new words every three months; this last batch took place in May, and, for culture watchers, is mostly significant because it confirms our obsession with food, including where it comes from (both locavore and frankenfood also made the cut). Don’t worry, there’s also fodder for those of you ready to bemoan the degrading quality of the English language. Whatevs, obvs, and jeggins are now legal Scrabble options, provided you play with the ODO as your dictionary of choice. How are these decisions made?
TBD, Oxford Dictionaries Online
John McWhorter, linguist and political commentator
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