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“Intimate” Interview at Fruclassity

Last week Ruth who writes at Prudence Debt-Free and Fruclassity: Frugality for the not-so-bad ass wrote an article about personal finance and sexual harassment in the workplace. In the comment section I mentioned that I too had experienced sexual harassment during my 7 year run in the restaurant industry. It led to a follow-up interview about my experience as a guy being sexually harassed in the workplace. Unfortunately, this is one of those things that happens regardless of your gender, and your workplace, anyone remember Disclosure?

 

To read more about it, click on over to Fruclassity for the interview.

 

Please comment and let me know what you think about sexual harassment in the workplace from a guy’s perspective. Is it taken as seriously as sexual harassment reported by women? Have you experienced this or even witnessed anything like this in any of your workplaces? Read more about my experiences and let me know your thoughts.

 

If you’re not familiar with Fruclassity it’s a site that was created by Ruth and Laurie. Ruth as mentioned above writes there and at Prudence Debt-Free, while Laurie also writes over at The Frugal Farmer. They tag team a lot of great articles dealing with keeping frugal classy and The 10 Commandments of Fruclassity which I liked when I came across it almost 2 years ago now…

10 thoughts on ““Intimate” Interview at Fruclassity

    1. Mr. SSC

      Thanks for the request. :) I wouldn’t feel bad, because even I still don’t have an ingrained notion of women as harassers, and that’s after experiencing that with those 2 women.

  1. Mrs. Groovy

    Thank for pointing out your story and for bringing this up. I haven’t been witness to this but just from noticing social mores, I would have to think that it’s not taken as seriously, unfortunately.

    1. Mr. SSC

      I’d agree, but also I think women reporting sexual harassment probably experience the same type of thing. It sucks that it isn’t taken as seriously as it should be across the board regardless of gender.

  2. Maggie @ Northern Expenditure

    Can I just say that EVERYONE should be able to leave EVERYONE ELSE ALONE?! I agree that harassment can go both ways and I think our rhetoric is a big part of the problem. “Flirtation” – “stop being a wuss” – etc. WHY do we think we should laugh off people grabbing body parts and insinuating sex with words? It’s conversation rape. I mean, right? Flirtation is only fun if both parties are participating. I would say the same for sex. So ANY suggestion of one-sided anything SHOULDN’T BE NORMAL!

    1. Mr SSC Post author

      Ohh, conversation rape – never thought of it like that. I agree everyone should be able to elave everyone else alone, that’s what they teach in kindergarten and earlier even right? Personal space – respect it. :)