Examining the Sexual Harassment Experiences of Mexican Immigrant Farmworking Women

This study examined sexual harassment experiences of Mexican immigrant farmworking women (n = 150) employed on California farms. Of the estimated one million California farmworkers, 78% are Latino, mostly from Mexico, and 28% are women. Unlike gender-segregated worksites of Mexico, women farmworkers in the United States labor alongside men, facilitating harassment from coworkers and supervisors. Simultaneous sexist, racist, and economic discrimination are comparable to converging lanes of automobile traffic (Crenshaw, 2000) that women, standing at the intersections, manage to avoid harm. Findings highlight how discrimination shapes women
Author: 
Irma,Morales Waugh
Reprint Status: 
NOT IN FILE
Start Page: 
237
End Page: 
261
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Violence Against Women
Volume: 
16
Issue: 
3
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
2677
Publication Date: 
2010/03/01