Question For You Men.....

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If I wrote an article about some of the comments/advances I have gotten from men on the road and told how I reacted, would you be offended?

I ask because I have a dry, witty, sarcastic sense of humor. Some of my immediate remarks come out naturally and are hilarious when I look back on them. But I wouldn't want it to come across as man bashing or offensive to you.

Technically, women today would call male/female interactions like this sexual harrassment. I just more or less harrass back without the sexual overtures.

I wanted to.include it in a piece on taking everything so.seriously that it affects you, and how humor can save your sanity.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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I can only speak for myself, and I'm not easily offended.

RealDiehl's Comment
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That's cool with me, Rainy D. Most men appreciate a woman who can toss their banter back at them.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I would not be offended.

But if even if I were offended, I still encourage you write the article. I think the biggest problem with sexual harassment and many other workplace tensions involves lack of communication. And the "training" on these subjects further promotes the lack of communication and workplace tensions. HR's goal is to dictate interaction between employees so rigidly that no sexual harassment ever occurs. Such as "never comment on a woman's appearance." Okay, so if her hair is windblown, I can't say "it's windy out there huh," because I just commented on her appearance.

I'm sure that some of your examples are pretty egregious. But even if I were to say something borderline, HR doesn't want you to tell me you find it offensive and for me to say I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you. Rather HR wants you to file a complaint, they conduction an investigation, and determine what course of action should be taken. You can't have real relationships with coworkers anymore.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Absolutely write the article.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I am offended that you even had to ask if we were offended! smile.gif

Brandon S.'s Comment
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Women like you are tough to find, and great to deal with. Have at it!

Army 's Comment
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I am not easily offended. But since it is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This continues to be a delicate topic in our society. Some people are just plain a holes, while others might make a joke that didn't mean to offend. I would encourage you to write what you wish, and let it garner the comments....

Don's Comment
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I doubt any man in this forum will be offended. Most men who would get offended are probably currently in a college student union safe space protesting "being offended"

Marc Lee's Comment
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Have at it and thanks for asking!


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