These are the sources and citations used to research Luis Bonino “Los micromachismos” (). This bibliography was generated on Cite This. Bonino Méndez, Luis: Develando los micromachismos en la vida conyugal – Una aproximación a la. desactivación de las maniobras masculinas de dominio. Boal, Augusto. Theatre of the Oppressed. New York: Theatre Communications Group, Bonino, Luis. “Develando los micromachismos en la vida conyugal.

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Most women do not report out of fear of losing their jobs or reprisals against them by the aggressors. Although men can also experience situations of violence and harassment in the workplace, the patriarchal cultural system and the consequent stereotypes and inequality in power relations are responsible for women being those most exposed to these types of abuse.

It adds that work environments and exposure to situations where there is a high risk of aggression are among the reasons for this, as well as the lack of awareness among professional women of what is considered sexual harassment.

This kind of abuse can occur in two mkcromachismos. The other form of sexual harassment is caused by hostile work environments, where the treatment of the victim can be intimidating and humiliating.

However, very few women still dare to tell or report cases of harassment, most of the time for fear of losing their jobs. In Spain, for example, 2, women filed complaints between and for this reason, according to data from the General Workers Union of Spain. It is therefore necessary that companies and unions carry out initiatives to raise awareness among employees about the reality of violence and harassment against women in the workplace, so that they know how to recognise it, prevent it, act in case it is necessary, and encourage their peers to report assaults.


A Silent “Colleague”: Violence against Women in the Workplace

Physical aggression, sexual harassment and psychological lyis are the three forms of workplace violence. The latter, also known as mobbing, is characterised by systematic harassment, by damaging the reputation of the victim, isolating her, giving her unproductive tasks or those that are not related to her work and imposing impossible deadlines.

But harassment does not come only from supervisors or those in high positions. In general, any person can commit acts of violence and harassment, either horizontally or vertically, and it can even come from external sources. In fact, studies have shown that abuse on the part of the co-workers is a common fact, and to a lesser degree it can be committed by subordinates.

Therefore, teasing, threats, slights, shouting, degrading or obscene comments, defamations, professional discrediting, not letting the victim speak, imitating the way they walk or talk, causing damage to their belongings, minimising their efforts and the excessive control blnino their working hours are only a handful micromahismos examples of a huge amount of actions that constitute harassment liis workplace violence.

MICROMACHISMOS – A Violência Invisível

A certain kind of violence can be found inside the workplace, one that is characterised by being very quiet and little perceived: Furthermore, as the expert says, it is a form of discrimination against women. On this subject, the the World Economic Forum WEF, for its acronym in English predicts that at the current pace achieving total economic equality between women and men in the workplace will take years.

Violence and harassment — sexual or moral — comes about in luks where, unequal power relationships predominate, work organisation and management are deficient, and corporate culture has been contaminated by poor interpersonal relationships.


In addition, there are other external circumstances that may affect work environments, such as the political, social and economic crises in countries. However, the consequences of these abuses often leave indelible scars on the victims and cause strong deterioration in mental and physical health, requiring therapy and rehabilitation specialists.

Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, sleep disorders, headaches, cognitive disorders related to attention and memory, feelings of vulnerability and difficulties in establishing relationships, among others, impact negatively on work performance.

MICROMACHISMOS – A Violência Invisível

Therefore, to combat workplace violence, it is necessary to first acknowledge it ocurrs, and the company must apply preventive measures or action protocols to avoid situations of risk. How different everything would be! By continuing to browse, you accept the use of these cookies. You may revoke your consent at any time and obtain more information by reading our cookies Policy. Follow us Sign up for our newsletter. This form collects your email and your organization profile so we can send you a email list tailored to your interests.

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