Dr. Jean Jew, an Asian American woman, is a tenured professor at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. In the 1980s, she was subjected to a relentless campaign of racial and sexual slurs because of her purported relationship with her supervisor, Dr. Terence Williams. Jew was referred to as a "slut," "bitch," "whore," and "chink, " and denied promotion to full professor.2Williams was forced to step down as Department Chair. Jew brought a Title VII claim alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination stemming from the denial of promotion. After a decade of litigation, she prevailed on the merits in a federal district court and obtained a favorable settlement from the University.
"Whores, Fags, Dumb-Ass Women, Surly Blacks, and Competent Heterosexual White Men: The Sexual and Racial Morality Underlying Anti-Discrimination Doctrine,"
Yale Journal of Law & Feminism: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlf/vol7/iss2/2