Thursday, June 16, 2005

High Price of Fame: It is just a weird sense of humor

Have you gone through sexual harassment training in the last five years? Maybe your job has you go through it every year? I seem to recall from the training that I have gone through that if a co-worker makes you feel uncomfortable you have the right to say something and write a complaint up with HR.

Now there are many different jobs out there in the world today. They differ greatly in locale, people and tasks. Some may have you alone on a jobsite or you might be in close quarters with your co-workers all day long. Where ever you may be you still should have rights. Correct?

Now let's say for arguments sake you are at your job and your male co-worker has decided to display his genitals on his brief case. What would you do? What would you think? It doesn't matter if you are male or female in this situation because its highly inappropriate. Okay. What if you were on a break and your male co-worker decided that he was going to rest his scrotum on your neck?

A big name celebrity apparently likes to do this and people are "laughing" it off like he just has a weird sense of humor. Now I don't know about you but that seems like one of the oldest lines in the book. Look the other way and maybe it will stop.

No matter how rich you are. No matter how famous you are. It is still basic sexual harassment. The situation makes people feel quite uncomfortable and disgusted. There is no reason to whip it out just because you can. Unless you are on the set of a porn movie; filming a sex scene or something else that is requiring your genitals to come out. Keep them out of sight. And when they are out you should use the up most respect with all who are involved.
Otherwise it is sexual harassment.

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