DeVry Ethical Dilemma In The Workplace

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Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapters 1,5,12 (intro section to the "The classical period and Appendix- "writing about moral issues")

Must Answer:

* Did you solve the dilemma? If so, how? If not, what were the repercussions or consequences ?

* What would you do differently if faced with the same problem today?

* What is the importance of good ethics?

* Why should we be concerned about our actions?

Remember, the dilemma should be detailed with description and dialogue. Regard the questions as prompts, not an ordering of your responses. This is not a Q&A essay, but rather a graceful reflection regarding a difficult ethical dilemma you faced.

Cite the textbook and incorporate outside sources, including citations, as needed.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

* Length 2 pages (Body writing)

* Reference page (if needed)

This activity will be graded based on Ethical Memoire Grading Rubric. (Analysis Part --> Throughout the whole work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages readings and course materials in support of writer’s evident effort to understand ethical problems; establishes good use of theoretical underpinnings.) (Organization --> Ideas are logically organized, including inviting introduction (with a thesis statement) and a satisfactory conclusion, that come together in complete concepts.)

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‘Why did you come back from your uncle’s house? Couldn’t he bear to feed you for a
few days? Now you will realize I'm the only person who can put up with you and who is
prepared to feed you. Why do you shy away from me? Why do you turn your face away
from mine? Am I ugly? Do I smell? Why do you keep at a distance whenever I come
near you?
He leaped on me like a mad dog. The hole in his swelling was oozing drops of foulsmelling pus. I did not turn my face or my nose away this time. I surrendered my face to
his face and my body to his body, passively, without any resistance, without a
movement, a though life had been drained out of it, like a piece of dead wood or old
neglected furniture left to stand where it is, or a pair of shoes forgotten under a chair.
One day he hit me with his heavy stick until the blood ran from my nose to ears. So, I
left, but this time I did not go to my uncle’s house. I walked through the streets with
swollen eyes, and a bruised face, but no one paid any attention to me. People were
rushing around in buses and cars or on foot. It was as though they were blind, unable to
see anything. The street was an endless expanse stretched out before my eyes like a sea.
I was just a pebble thrown into it, battered by the waves, tossed here and there, rolling
over and over to be abandoned somewhere on the shore. After some time I was worn
out by walking, so I sat down to rest on an empty chair that I suddenly came upon
placed upright on the pavement. A strong smell of coffee reached my nostrils. I realized
my tongue was dry, and that I was hungry. When the water boy came up to me and
asked me what I would like to drink, I begged him to bring me a glass of water. (pg 4748)


The passage from "The Woman at point zero” by Nawel El Saadawi
Nawal El Saadawi a female writer and feminist in her book “The woman at point zero”
embarks on discrimination based on gender which affects women in not only her home
country Egypt but also a global issue that affects women at different parts of the world. The
book is a general reflection of oppression and torture women suffer in a patriarchal society.
The story is told of a female prisoner who is the major protagonist awaiting execution as a
result of committing murder. The book takes a feminist notion that women are oppressed and
suppressed as a result of their womanhood (Cooke, Saadawi, & Hetata, 1985, p. 47).
The passage that I have chosen is a symbol of the kind of suffering women undergo under the
hands of their male counterparts in the male-dominated society. The passage is also analyzed
from a feminism theory point of view. It is a true picture of the entire book that explains the
challenges women face and how they try to overcome them
Firdaus suffer emotionally, physically, mentally and more so psychologically due to his
husband mistreatment and brutality. She is forced to get married to Sheikh Mahmoud who is
a retiree when she was barely nineteen years old (Cooke, Saadawi, & Hetata, 1985, p. 48)
Firdaus suffers physical abuse. "One day he hit me with a heavy stick" (Cooke, Saadawi, &
Hetata, 1985, p. 48)when she tries to seek for help from his uncle who is also discriminative
and abuser of women, he sends her back to the brutal husband claiming that all husbands beat
their wives (pg 46). The aunt also claims that her husband often beats her. Nawal El Saadawi
feminist point of view is that women are perceived as objects of abuse by their male
counterparts and that no effort to free themselves bares fruits. The passage again tries to
demonstrate what befall Firdaus after the second escape to the streets, being a victim of
gender violence, she later finds herself with another brutal and merciless man who abuses her
sexually, emotionally and physically.
The passage portrays Firdaus as a subject of sexual harassment by her husband. Firdaus
encounters marital rape. “He lept on me like a mad dog.” (pg 47). Firdaus life becomes a
cycle of oppression in the hands o...

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