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"Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted)." (http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/sexual_harassment.cfm)

Well, then, if every time a man makes a clumsy pass at a woman that she isn't interested in accepting (even when the pass is delivered second hand) can be defined as "severe enough" to warrant a sexual harassment charge, I guess I better call a lawyer. I gotz me some munny doo.

Wait. Maybe I should hold off until I see whether those stupid greedy emotionally traumatized masseuses get any cash out of Favre and the Jets. I've still got time on the statute of limitation for at least 10 suits...Wish I'd known, though, earlier. Man, back in the 80's I could have really pulled in some serious cash.

Live and learn.


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Jan. 4th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
I could have written this...
Jan. 4th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
I could be in so much trouble!!!
Jan. 4th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
Yup. I have a policy of not getting my meat where I get my bread, as it were.

Jan. 4th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
never at work..............,male dominated environment[scrap yards]
Jan. 4th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
You're drawing fire...you're gonna be in the chair next to me in the next re-indoctrination training. ;)
Jan. 4th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Jan. 4th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
And we then wonder why men don't ask us out. Jeesh.
Jan. 4th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Jan. 5th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Jan. 4th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
there is no place for real harassment but there is a line between that and people who arnt happy with who approach them

A while back i asked about cloved lemons in an sca forum and i was AMAZED at the younger women who thought just the act of someone flirting with them if they wernt interested was "creepy" just because of age.

My thoughts have always been if your over 18 certainty over 21 your fair game for people at least showing interest. I have liked older partners and have dated people up to 20 years older than I,

harassment is real and a problem and a tool of oppression not about sex

Jan. 4th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
"harassment is real and a problem and a tool of oppression not about sex"

Agreed. But I think people have lost sight of the line. When it affects employment, is repeated, is hostile or demeaning--no question. But a tasteless proposition/request to hook-up? I don't think that's harassment. Just annoying.
Jan. 5th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
I agree with everyone, and would like to say "Thank You" for noting them as "masseuses" and not as "Massage Therapists".

Crap like this is why I get so many "Interesting" calls from men about massage services. *shudder*
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