Posted: 6/7/2002 5:58:01 PM EST
your company uses still show the middle aged white male as the dork, the jerk, the rascist, the pig who is always oppressing the rest of the human race and stereotyping him as the lowest rung on the evolutionary ladder and this portrayal pisses you off, then speak up right there. When the trainer asks what you think of the film tell him. If you agree with the film, tell him. If you disagree, tell him. I vented today after the film. The trainer's response was that they had had that reaction a couple of times and they were looking for a newer film, but that historically the white male was the most frequent harasser of fellow employees. Since some of you may wonder, yes he was a minority - shaved head, goatee, four earrings. If nobody objects to these discriminatory films they will be with us forever, if everybody who is offended by them speaks their mind and follows up later, then these films will disappear. Speak up.
Sue the company for their portrayal of stereotypes that have hurt your standing with your peers, not to mention damaged your morale and self-esteem.
but that historically the white male was the most frequent harasser of fellow employees.
That might even be true, given the fact that the white male also the most frequent kind of person to have a job to start with. Games with statistics, how cute.
My company was even worse than that. They showed a diversity film were nobody wanted to drink at the water fountain or be in the restroom with a gay that had several illnesses.
Another point that got everybody's attention came up while he was discussing gender harassment. If a cross dressing male wore a dress to work and his coworkers had a problem with that then they would be counseled on how to control their prejudices ( this has happened in the company, he stated) but if a real female wore clothing that was too tight or too revealing then she would be counseled on how to dress more professionally.
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