Sexual harrasment, slashdot, and you
August 4, 2007 11:15 PM Subscribe
I was reading a slashdot article dealing with sexual harassment a while back, and in the comments there were lots of people talking about how they hate working with women because of the potential for accusations, complete with lots of horror stories about guys who were fired/taken to court/etc for innocuous comments or situations. I have to think that a lot of that was exaggeration for effect, but it makes me wonder: What's the reality like in the US?
posted by Silentgoldfish to work & money (39 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The question's stuck with me especially as I'm a murse and outnumbered 15-1 by women at work, so when the talk gets risque I've never felt even the slightest bit worried about anyone complaining about me being inappropriate -- or if they were going to complain they'd say it to my face instead of complaining to a higher-up. Some of the give and takes that I have with the women I work with sound like the kind of thing that would label me a sex offender and land me prison time, if I worked in some of the offices the slashdot readers were purporting to work in.