II. While Reading Activities
- schadenfreude |ˈSHädənˌfroidə| noun pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
- crucial |ˈkro͞oSHəl| adjective decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something: negotiations were at a crucial stage.
- advocacy |ˈadvəkəsē| noun public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy: their advocacy of traditional family values.
- harassed |həˈrastˈharəst| adjective-feeling or looking strained through having too many demands made on one: it is a godsend for harassed parents.
- predator|ˈpredədər| noun-a person or group that ruthlessly exploits others: a website frequented by sexual predators.
- pioneering |ˌpīəˈniriNG| adjective-involving new ideas or methods: his pioneering work on consciousness.
- unions |ˈyo͞onyən| noun-an organized association of workers formed to protect and further their rights and interests; a labor union: the National Farmers’ Union.
- oppression|əˈpreSHən|noun prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control: a region shattered by oppression and killing.
- grapple |ˈɡrapəl|verb1 [ no obj. ] (grapple with) struggle with or work hard to deal with or overcome (a difficulty or challenge): other towns are still grappling with the problem.
- recalcitrant |rəˈkalsətrənt| adjective having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline: a class of recalcitrant fifteen-year-olds.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
A union is not, of course, a magical harassment-fighting solution. Abuse can happen within a union, too. In fact, the Service Employees International Union recently fired an executive vice president over sexual harassment allegations.
Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage
I – 1-A union alone is not magical.
II-2-Men and women need to band together.
III-1-Women should organize in their own workplaces.