- Your workplace is not the place where you think dressing appropriately will keep you out of trouble.
- If you are thinking of complaining, nah..bad idea.. who is going to listen to a silly little woman ranting about being touched inappropriately?
Disclaimer: We do not claim that using these tips your faithful office pervert will become reformed because it seems that men of this breed do not use their brains while functioning in office
VANISH WITHOUT A TRACE
If you see a gabru jawan, a tall dark handsome office colleague, a heterosexual male walking towards you, coming to make conversation with you in office then you better run and hide in the nearest office closet...no...no...cancel that. You may just be asked when you will come out of the closet and that will be a whole new explanation to give. In simpler terms vanish or pray and wish like Sita did that you be swallowed by the earth. Why? Because heterosexual males and honest admirers of this sort can sometimes get too touchy feely and you want to avoid that.
DRESS UP LIKE JANET JACKSON
No, I don’t mean the kind of clothes that she wore with Justin Timberlake on stage and caused that infamous nip slip. Like the picture below. Your workplace is not the place where you think dressing appropriately will keep you out of trouble. Sharp-collared shirts and trousers will not do. Wear it as baggy as they come. No one, especially the office pervert, should not be able to see the buttons on your shirt or the curve of your waist or those pedicured hands. They incite the pervert to show you suggestive videos and pass comments like how the colour of your t-shirt reminds him of juicy mangoes growing in Ratnagiri.
AGGRESSION WILL GET YOU NO WHERE
Speak only when you are spoken to. When your lecherous boss or colleague tells you something remotely suggestive do not answer, just wear a confused look. Because were you to reply or say anything remotely to offend that office sexual predator, you may just come across as aggressive and your behavioural appraisal will contain words like – not a team player, easily affected, is aggressive etc.. Oh and if you are thinking of complaining, nah..bad idea.. who is going to listen to a silly little woman ranting about being touched inappropriately?
IF IT HAPPENS ONCE THEN LEAVE YOUR JOB - IT’S YOUR FAULT
Why I say this is because tomorrow if you get up and accuse your colleague of manhandling and teasing you for months. The first question will be – Why were you silent for so long? So if girls want to avoid being sexually harassed at work, the first time they get harassed they should get up and move jobs. Which means you can see us girls walking from one to another in a span of two months or may be even 10 days. No one is going to believe you, address your problem but instead blame you for talking to your abuser, for dressing up in tees and jeans for staying late in the night to finish your work and more.
Even sarcasm has lost its effect on lechers and perverts.
Certain individuals, men and women included, think that open sexual flirtation and innuendos lighten up the atmosphere and make you a cool person to hang out with. No, that is not case. Touching someone without their consent (man or woman), commenting on their clothes or appearance in a manner that visibly makes the intended target uncomfortable and using power to make another person submit to your whims and fancies is what makes you a creep and a pervert.
Today, every workplace has laws against sexual harassment, yet nothing is taken seriously because ‘women have the tendency of misunderstanding actions, words, gestures’ and men ‘just being honest and heterosexual’. That is why cases like TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar and now ScoopWhoop’s Suparn Pandey who has been booked for sexual harassment based on the complaint of an ex-employee will still continue to have a free reign.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:03 PM IST