Examining the Sexual Harassment Experiences of Mexican Immigrant Farmworking Women

  title={Examining the Sexual Harassment Experiences of Mexican Immigrant Farmworking Women},
  author={Irma Morales Waugh},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={237 - 261}
  • I. M. Waugh
  • Published 21 January 2010
  • Economics
  • Violence Against 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… 
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