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Diversity and safety on campus Western: Heterosexism and cissexism in higher education

Discrimination, harassment and violence can vitiate staff and students' experiences of education and work. Although there is increasing knowledge about these experiences in primary and secondary education, very little is known about them in higher education. This paper draws from landmark resea...

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Main Author: Asquith, Nicole L.
Contributors: Ferfolia, Tania (VerfasserIn); Brady, Brooke (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2019
In:International review of victimology
Year: 2018, Volume: 25, Issue: 3, Pages: 320-340
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Discrimination, harassment and violence can vitiate staff and students' experiences of education and work. Although there is increasing knowledge about these experiences in primary and secondary education, very little is known about them in higher education. This paper draws from landmark research that examines the interpersonal, educational and socio-cultural perspectives that prevail about sexuality and gender diversity on an Australian university campus. In this paper we focus on three aspects of the broader research findings: the heterosexism and cissexism experienced by sexuality and gender diverse students and staff at the university; their actions and responses to these experiences; and the impact of these experiences on victims. The research demonstrates that although the university is generally safe, sexuality and gender diverse students and staff experience heterosexist and cissexist discrimination, which can have negative ramifications on their workplace and learning experiences.
ISSN:2047-9433