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We’re going to look at a few scenarios now where you will be asked to step into the victim’s shoes and try to simulate what might be going on for them. 

Scenario 1: Paula has just started work in a fast food outlet to help pay for her college expenses. She works mainly at night and there are often customers who come in after drinking in local pubs who pass comments on her appearance, or proposition her. This is seen as an on-the-job hazard by her male co-workers and they tell her to ignore it but to be polite. At least the customers are at the other side of the counter where they can’t physically reach her. However, her manager is another matter. He has begun to criticise her in front of the other workers, and tells her she should work faster. Sometimes, when she is preparing an order, he takes the carrier bag from her roughly and starts to do it himself. It has got to the stage where she gets very uncomfortable if he is standing anywhere near her at work. He doesn’t behave this way to the other workers who are all male. She needs the money and doesn’t want to complain about him to the owner as this may make things worse. 

Imagine in this scenario that you are Paula’s flatmate. She tells you what is going on after work most nights. Try to answer the following questions from that perspective as best you can:

  1. What do you think is going on here? Is it bullying? Gender-based bullying? GBV?  Why do you think that?
  2. Put yourself in Paula’s shoes: how do you think she is feeling when these incidents  occur?
  3. What do you think she is saying to herself?
  4. As her friend, how many ways can you think of helping Paula? Which one(s) do you think will help best?
  5. If you were giving advice to Paula, what might you say? 

 

Scenario 2: Maria has been living next door to you for several years now. She and her husband keep to themselves, but are friendly if you meet them in the street. Her children pal around with your children and sometimes come and play together in your garden. One evening, you hear a row going on next door while out in the garden. Shortly after that, Maria’s children arrive at your door and ask if they can play. They are quieter than usual. Every so often you can still hear raised voices and at one stage, what you think is a muffled shout. The children don’t mention anything and neither do you. When you meet Maria the next day at the shops, you think that one side of her face is slightly swollen. She keeps her head down and doesn’t stop to talk. 

Answer the following questions as best you can in the role of Maria’s neighbour. 

  1. What do you think is going on here? Is it bullying? Gender-based bullying? GBV? Why do you think that?
  2. Put yourself in Maria’s shoes: how do you think she is feeling knowing that you might have overheard the row? How do you think she felt while the row was going on?
  3. What do you think she is saying to herself?
  4. As her neighbour, how many ways can you think of helping Maria? Which one(s) do you think will help best?
  5. If you were giving advice to Maria (assuming she might ask you), what might you say?

 

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Posted : 19/03/2020 5:39 pm
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