Am I angry? Am I upset? The answer is YES! Not with you who is reading this entry. But with some of my male colleagues. They sometimes cross the line when they make some jokes that can be insulting and a kind of sexual harassment. I'm not able to list all of the examples of their dirty jokes but some comments that they jokingly said could hurt our feeling and intelligence.
One of my dear friends now is a Korean teacher. She can be innocent and sometimes gullible. (Even she herself realize it!). She always becomes the target when some of the male teachers making their dirty jokes. I can only vividly remember one examples of their dirty jokes:
(The names below are not their real names)
Mr. Jack: You know what? I've got a cheque here.
Miss Mary: So, you're so rich now. Why don't you buy us something.
Mr. Jack: Why should I? Who are you?
Miss Mary: Oh, come on. I thought I'm your good friend.
Mr. Jack: No,no,no. You are only my convenient friend. (Then, he laughed)
Miss Mary: What do you mean by that? Tell me!
Mr. Jack: Err.....nothing. It's just a joke.
My friend, Mary was so upset with the label Mr. Jack gave to her. She consulted him again the next day and she managed to get him apologized. I was shocked too when I heard the label. For him, it was nothing but for us (maybe because women are so sensitive), we don't think it's okay to treat us like that.
NOW, WHAT SAY YOU? HAVE YOU OR YOUR FRIENDS EVER EXPERIENCED ANY KIND OF ORAL SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK? IF SO, HOW DID YOU RESOLVE THE CONFLICT OR HOW DID YOU REACT?