Men intimidated by tits workplace shocker!

Are they?

Ban women from the workplace, it's the only solution...

 

I can honestly say I have never dressed provocatively in the workplace. I have run pubs, managed offices and now I work in transport.  I never had to dress to show cleavage to get what I want.

Being a friendly person by nature gets you plenty of attention, wanted and unwanted. I am sure that happens regardless of gender and is not exclusive to women.

So when I read that Low Cut Blouse Wearing Women are a Threat to Men at Work I do wonder what frickin’ planet these people are on…. oh I know, it’s the hate women planet. You know the planet, the one where narrowed minded poorly educated men inflict their bigotry on the rest of the human race…

Our Nikki tells me it’s a piss take. Our Angela tells me it may be satirical, and I have looked through the site and seen posts like “Should I hire a hippie” and “is my child having sex” and in their Twitter stream comments about Beyonce stealing white peoples work. If it’s satire it doesn’t say so, there is nothing to indicate on the site that it is and the comments indicate something different to me.

I am prepared to be wrong but I am not prepared to laugh at women being stereotyped this way. There is always some idiot that cannot tell the difference. (In this scenario I may be that idiot). I flick through the homophobic, women bashing, Commie / hippy bashing  rantings and I am not impressed. I guess that makes me a miserable cow that doesn’t understand humor. I  like to think I understand the humour too well and see the damage it does.

Here’s an extract from the article, try not to spray drink all over your laptop as you read….

College is tough for men. Over 60% of colleges are now filled by women, while only 40% of men make it through four years of academic perfecting. This trend continues to favor females because they are seducing men. If they get pregnant, the young man is forced to get a menial job and pay child support, while the woman gets federal grant money to by the kid a babysitter, along with a support check and more grant money for tuition. Is this fair?

The men who make it from college enter the workplace, brilliant, prepared and chaste. They want to earn their way up the corporate ladder, to one day have a family and a home of their own. Unfortunately, career women are vile, voluptuous schemers.

They prey on the naivete of young men. They are subtle with their temptations and vicious in their final pounce. This young man had no chance to say no. One second, his scantily clad boss was talking about spreading into a new vertical, which he thought was the new line of products and services the company was to offer. He had no idea that this woman, whose referee styled lines force your head to look her up and down again and again, was ready to create an unprecedented type of vertical for the young man.

 

I have been out of the City for 5 years now and I have never worked in a place where women were actively hunting down husbands. Call me blind, stupid, naive… whatever I have never worked in a place where either gender was unsafe due to the state of dress by another.

In fact the article is the kind of smut you read in low rent magazines, more hysteria than fact. In fact it put’s our red top tabloids to shame and I think Murdoch and whoever else owns them needs to get the author of this blog over to train them in sensationalism.

What I find the worst thing of all about the article is at the time of writing there are 108 people “liking” it, that to me is 108 people needing to understand that women are just one half of the whole and not the enemy. Borderline racism as the article describes the so called antics of the “Asian temptress” and what the good Christian male can do to defend his honour. Maybe they “get” the satire and don’t see the women who gets attacked in the workplace because some jerk off thinks it’s true.

Workplace harassment does happen, it happens far to often and when articles like this appear and are “liked” they are not helping educate the workplace to be safer for everyone. They are just making women the “enemy” who steal their college places and breed unwanted babies with them, vulnerable.

It’s time for men to grow up, to realise they are not the only ones in the work place, that strong women are strong women and will wear whatever the hell they like. In fact they may not like my current workplace at all, I am forever telling our male drivers to put their shirts back on…

What do you think, is it satire? Am I a man hating hippy who just doesn’t get it? Or is it something else?

Sarah

 

 

 

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  1. says

    You didn’t get it Sarah. It’s satire. I suppose it is a bit like “The Office” as it purports to be a Christian Site (Documentary in the case of the office) then puts words in the mouth of the “characters” to make them look stupid, (in this case christianity.)
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    • says

      It’s not very “funny” at all Graham, constantly running down minorities and pretending to be Christian isn’t my kind of humour. I didn’t like the Office very much at all if that helps :)

  2. says

    It comes over to me as a cack-handed attempt at satire that misses so badly that it’s actually offensive.

    Of course, one person’s ‘cack-handed’ is another’s ‘blindingly brilliant’ – one of the problems with humour, especially online.

  3. says

    It is a shabby and rather desperate attempt at satire – and it ends up being just being offensive to the majority who understand the damage such content can have. There is a fine line between provocative and offensive – being the fomrer in order to generate coverage is acceptable – tipping it into offensive is not, IMHO.

  4. says

    I have come to the conslusion since the “War on Terror” started, that the fundamental Christian right wing are as stupid, biased, old fashioned and non-religious in their core as the radical Muslims. The original article hence is as stupid and stuck in the “perfect 2 child, house wife while hubby salves” 1950s of America, as the rubbish it spouts.

    There is humour in religion, there is satire in both the Bible and the Quoran. But there is also a fundamental truth, and this is so far from both current world life and the reasoned position of all believers in God, that its neither realistic or funny.

    My only note of caution? There are a group of young, uneducated and mainly ethnic white women who wholly “know” that thier best way to a rich and glossy OK! magazine style life, is to firstly have a double-D boob job, and then marry a footballer. They see Katie Price as a complete hero. Oh how I hope and wish they listened to Michelle Obama at Oxford University yesterday, and now know that its cool to get an education.
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  5. says

    I don’t find it funny at all! I put my drink down before I read it, and glad I did! I find it so offensive on so many levels, that I will go and watch some more of the chelsea flower show on the red button, to calm down.

  6. says

    Sarah

    I think we are seeing Poe’s Law in action.

    Nathan Poe wrote about the impossibility of differentiating between a parody and genuine extremism on the internet without a clear indication from the author of his or her intent.

    “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won’t mistake for the real thing.”

    Having said that, some of the posts on the site are side-splittingly funny, while others are too close to the knuckle to be laughed at. In fact, some made me feel distinctly uncomfortable.

    You’re right, some of the subjects that they raise simply aren’t appropriate, but hasn’t it always been so for satirists?
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  7. Alan Stevens says

    Christwire is a satirical website that pokes fun at the Christian right in the US. It’s meant to be funny, and in my view it is. But then I applaud anything that makes fun of organised religion, since I am a person completely lacking in religious belief. I have many tolerant, kind religious friends. As soon as religion becomes bigotry and hatred, I’m against it.

  8. says

    I don’t find it at all funny, but I also don’t find what I’ve read so far offensive because I think the content is just too preposterously over-the-top and stupid to be taken seriously. I do, however, think that there’s a very fine line between being satirical and being blatantly offensive and what I’ve read comes dangerously close to the latter, so I can see how others would find it offensive.
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  9. says

    I read nothing to tell me it isn’t meant to be serious, so I assume it is.

    Men aren’t victims. Sorry. Like the saying goes, it takes two to tango. Do I believe some women take advantage of naive men? Yep. Do I believe some men take advantage of naive women? Yep. That doesn’t make it right, and it isn’t a reason to make light of the topic without covering all of the sides of the story.

    As you said, Sarah, workplace harassment does happen. It happens to men and women. Articles like this take a sensitive subject and treats it lightly. That isn’t funny. Actually, it’s poor journalism and poor taste.

    As for women wearing what they want to work, I thinks it’s a bad idea for the same reason you’ve had to deal with having your male drivers put their shirts back on.

    As a manager, if I had a female employee who was in the habit of dressing inappropriately, I would raise the topic out of my concern for her. For me it wouldn’t be a case of what she is showing — far be it from me to fault gifts from God :) — it would be a case of respect. What I mean is that in a business setting, most women I know want to be respected for their brains more than their bodies. Dressing in a provocative manner tempts others to make stupid decisions based on her body instead of her brains.
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  10. Alan Stevens says

    The whole website that the article is on is a parody of the US Christian Right. It’s like the second section of Private Eye, anything by Chris Morris, Steve Coogan’s brilliant Alan Partridge, or anything by George Carlin or P J O’Rourke.

    It is neither serious nor real. A glance at some of the other stories should indicate that. The intention of the author is to make fun of bigotry, which is an ancient comedic technique. Al Murray (liberal-minded Oxbridge graduate Alastair Hay in real life) uses the same technique. So did socialist writer Johnny Speight, when he created racist bigot Alf Garnett (played by another liberal socialist, Warren Mitchell).

    It is a spoof. It is not, in any sense, the opinion of the writer. If people don’t “get it”, that doesn’t make it offensive.

  11. Susan B Xenu says

    You dumb commie slut. How dare you mock our webpage! Do we come and mock your webpage? Well I guess I am now, but only because you started it. By the way, nice meaty legs you have there dangling seductively from your chair.

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