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Posts Tagged ‘sexual harassment’

Pass Me the Coke

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Twenty years ago you couldn’t say “Coke” without making someone snicker and picture pubic hair on a Coke can. Yes, it’s been two decades since Anita Hill was dragged through the mud for coming forward with her story of sexual harassment  and Clarence Thomas was confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court, despite Anita’s testimony about his perverse nature (much of which has since been independently confirmed). Wherever you stand on that piece of history may be colored by your own history: if you’ve been a victim of harassment  (and I’m going to guess most women over 40 have been at one time or another) or if you’re a harasser yourself. . . (more…)

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Pay Back is a Son of a Bitch

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Several years ago I was walking past a construction site and none of the construction workers commented, whistled, cat called or even stared at me or any other women. When was the last time that happened to you?

No, it wasn’t because we were all old hags. And they weren’t blind. It was because it was on Xerox’ training facility campus and they apparently made this choirboy approach mandatory.  And I had the weirdest feeling. It was incredibly. . .   liberating. (more…)

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