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Comment: Genderless information (Score 5, Interesting) 344

If you're a dickhead (pun not-intended), you'll be treated like a shithead.
Sexual poetry book? Talk to the dude who gave it to you, tell him it's inappropriate. or go to HR (which is usually women-biased) and tell them you felt offended, they will talk tot he dude.
Colleagues discussing pornography on a plane? Tell them to keep it quiet (add "please!" because it's polite) and they will stop. if they don't, do as above.
Men tend to slip back to pseudo-savagery if women aren't around in a workplace for a while, and when a woman comes in, they tend do remain savage unless their eyes are opened. Don't pry their eyes open with a crowbar and acid, do it nicely and all's gonna be okay.
As for the other "reasons", they're dumb and weak.
A male partner touched your leg under a table? C'mon, really now. gender bias right there: imagine a male complaining about the same thing performed by a female: I bet everyone would laugh at him. but noo, when a woman experiences it, it's baaad, it's almost rape! Unacceptable!

It looks like currently the appropriate action is "shut up and sue" rather than "talk to the offender, then HRm then escalate, then sue if issue isn't resolved and he continues".

Here's something that happened at my workplace (which fields men and women almost in equal percentages). There was this new dude who had a rather unpolished character, swearing a lot, etc. One female colleague felt offended and went to HR. Another talked to him directly, in private and explained that he's crossing some lines. Dude got it, stopped, then a week later he's called to HR (follow-up from the first woman's complaint) and slammed with 10% pay cut for 3 months.
After that, everyone (men and women alike) isolated themselves from that woman (socially) because they felt uneasy around her. One could never be sure that they might slip and say something that "offended" her somehow and end up being punished for some little thing they might not have realized.

Being an arsehole swings both ways and can backfire.

Comment: Re:Oblig (Score -1, Flamebait) 637

by war4peace (#49347247) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

Gizoogle version:

Accordin ta BBC Hype, Jeremy Clarkson, longstandin main host fo' tha automobile televizzle show Top Gear, aint gonna have his contract renewed. Y'all KNOW dat shit, muthafucka! This decision came bout two weeks afta da thug was suspended cuz of a altercation wit a Top Gear balla involvin caterin durin filmin fo' tha show fo' realz. Admittedly not tha nerdiest shizzle of tha dizzle yo, but it can be holla'd dat his cold-ass thirteen-year run on tha freshly smoked up format of Top Gear has interested nuff Slashdot playas whoz ass ludd they rides n' tha entertainment dat tha show has brought ta em.

"One Architecture, One OS" also translates as "One Egg, One Basket".