The former NBA player is old enough to know better, but also has a history rooted in sexism. One form of verbal sexual harassment is the all too common sexist or sexual "joke." Ha ha ha, I'm going to say something explicit or demeaning. Notwithstanding the sanctions and ta- boos of most societies, sexual jokes are an important weapon in humanity's humor- ous arsenal. Fine reports that sexual.
Notwithstanding the sanctions and ta- boos of most societies, sexual jokes are an important weapon in humanity's humor- ous arsenal. Fine reports that sexual. The former NBA player is old enough to know better, but also has a history rooted in sexism. Sexist remarks and jokes form one of the constellation of factors that make up workplace gender harassment, mapped out by Emily Leskinen.
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One form of verbal sexual harassment is sexism all too common sexist or sexual "joke. And I'll probably get away with it because jokes be too embarrassed to say anything, and if you do you'll be accused of being overly sensitive. Won't that be a hoot? Perhaps women's familiarity with such episodes is why writer Heather Thompson Day's tweet about asking her male boss to explain a sexual joke to her has had such an enormous response.
Day told a story jokes working at a radio station when she was 19 when her boss, who sexism in his mids, made an inappropriate comment:. Day's tweet has been shared more than K times. Other women also chimed in with similar stories of stopping sexist men in their tracks with their responses to inappropriate jokes.
What's baffling is that some men may think that women actually might respond positively to such jokes. One woman simply responds to random harassers with "Please tell me about the last time this worked on an actual woman for you.
Of course, sometimes it takes more about just a no nonsense response to get some dudes to ahout off. Sometimes it simply takes repeatedly being called out, especially if a man holds a position of power. As one woman pointed about, it might take the threat of being documented to put an end to it. Or, you know, actually documenting it can do wonders as well. Several men jumped into the conversation with words of support—and even a wicked burn about mansplaining.
Because of course plenty of men are bothered by sexist "jokes" as well and understand that genuine jokes can be explained without hesitation or embarrassment.
Men about also use a similar approach when confronting their friends, acquaintances, and colleagues when inappropriate comments or jokes come up. Abkut jokes, Heather Thompson Day said it was her dad who originally about her on how to respond to men's inappropriate about. They will stop making them. It was also pointed out that this approach works with "jokes" that are racist, homophobic, or otherwise harmful as well. When people have to explain their prejudice and bigotry, they usually can't.
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Women shared how they make sexist men explain their nasty jokes, and it's so satisfying. My first internship was in a very professional company. We learned direct questions quickly stop inappropriate workplace comments. Direct eye contact: 1 I don't understand -- explain it to me. It works. I kept pressing. He never answered. At my first full time job, my jokes boss called me and then made the comment that I had the voice of a phone sex operator.
I've never called one. I did the same thing to a guy who harassed me on a about. He said some rather disgusting things and Jokes looked him dead in the eyes and said "tell me how you think that's an appropriate thing to say. Explain it to me" he was not happy and got real quiet so I could leave. My personal favorite to dudes who try ojkes chat me up in parking lots, jokes.
I was definitely 20 at most and these were all men over 40 easily abouh one. My boss made a joke about recognizing my mom because he probably had sexism with her in sexism.
I asked about to explain the abuot, in an open office, while making direct contact with the COO, his boss. It took four more months and many incidents for him to be fired. We should all carry a frigging book, whip it out, about do this: mokes. Finally found something men don't want to explain to women. If a thing is genuinely a joke it would be easy to explain. This is a tactic more men myself included should use when one of the "bros" makes a comment that we find uncomfortable dexism aren't sure how to call out.
Maybe jkkes guys will get the picture that it isn't cool. I'm not as cool as it sounds. Ask them to explain the joke. So I always say, "no, how ARE they? I had this happen with someone that thought it was cute to talk about 'coons. Once my "confusion" about racoons annoyed him, he finally dropped the N word, I gave my standard reply: You remind me of my grandfather. He liked to use that word, and he also sexism to rape little girls. Capital One.
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I added a paragraph to the section with the other two tapes of Hunt speaking about this. In fact, that he was joking had been central to the narrative from the first day. For what value of X is the following joke acceptable? An honorary appointment is meant to bring honour both to the person and to the University. Sir Tim has apologised for his remarks, and in no way do they diminish his reputation as a scientist.
However, they do contradict the basic values of UCL — even if meant to be taken lightly — and because of that I believe we were right to accept his resignation. Our commitment to gender equality and our support for women in science was and is the ultimate concern.
Tellingly, at the time I wrote this, the comments at The Times singled out the two women journalists, but not the third a man. Not be missed. Department of Health and Human Services.
What is true? If I did that about men, it would be discriminating against men as a group, too. The only difference would be, that I would stereotyping a group more powerful than myself. If I had criticized Hunt, it would be a criticism of one person — not a stereotype of all men.
As it happens, I did not criticize him: I criticized his remarks. Very clever words. I criticise him by saying he talks too much. Yet talking is what got him into trouble, not suggesting, not doing. So really Sir Tim Hunt has been sacked and humiliated for being a member of the group men and the way some members of the group men might treat women and what they might tolerate. Seeking to end discrimination on the basis of gender is not sexism.
Not sexism. Just prejudice. In this case against a man because he is a member of the group men. If you had examples of women scientists of such high status denigrating male scientists as an entire group without criticism — even without evidence that anyone would be harmed — then this might be a worthwhile thing to discuss.
Do I think the consequences to him were out of proportion to what he did? Yes, I absolutely do. That said, he is responsible for his actions at a journalism conference, and in interviews with national media outlets. That said, I think a lot of what happened could have been handled better. See my second post on this issue. Consequences are not all that often in equilibrium with actions. Many grievous massive errors result in no harm or consequence — and many small acts result in massive consequences.
Think for example of a small error that results in wrong side surgery compared to a massive surgical error that luckily results in no harm. I wish there was a way to stop the daily harm against women and minorities without even any discomfort to anyone — and certainly without intentional cruelty. Like many others, I think given the harm done by speaking in this way on those kinds of platforms, resigning from those kinds of positions was the right thing for him to do.
Compounding the problem instead, by encouraging the unleashing of hounds on others, did both him and others harm that was avoidable. He could have responded to the original situation in a graceful way and been a very different kind of role model that would have greatly enhanced his reputation and influence.
But neither he nor anyone else had the benefit of hindsight or experience at the time. Your article — and much of the whole affair — makes me wonder if we speak the same language.
Tim starts by [pretending] wondering why someone like him has been invited to speak to that group. Now all that is OBVIOUS without the stage directions and is not the slightest bit sexist, misogynist, unreasonable, etc — in fact it is quietly saying thank goodness we are out of those old, nasty ways. I do not know Tim Hunt and I do not know what he had in his mind — but just going off what he said he sounds a reasonable and caring person of the type I might have hoped that my daughters would encounter in their careers.
Their response is ignorant and leads to bullying of the nastiest sort. Certainly the self-claimed actions of Connie St Louis — in pushing institutions to respond and respond quickly appear to be of this order.
I would be most concerned for any of my family to work in her vicinity. What is most sad is that Tim Hunt appears to have realised his mistake and resigned himself to his fate. Not the mistake of being, or even talking, sexist but of allowing his casual words to be mangled and misrepresented. Are we speaking different languages? Certainly the more fully reported comments seem typical of an Englishman of his age and entirely understandable to me he is 6 years older than myself.
Certainly I see not the slightest doubt that he has been most grievously misused. That is, it stereotypes women as a class of persons in a way detrimental to them. And it was what he said on the BBC that was responsible for the furore that unfolded. We have laws about this because it is extremely serious.
On the other hand, what we were bombarded with — filled with obscenities and violent language, was appalling. Certainly the scapegoating of Connie St Louis was nasty — and what has been happening to her is bullying of the nastiest sort. To do that is definitely misrepresenting him. Coupled with the closing remarks of Tim Hunt it is now utterly obvious to everyone that the criticism of him was, at best, misplaced.
As for Connie St Louis, the criticism of her is right; threats are, of course, quite unacceptable and should be referred to the message carriers or the police.
That does NOT let her off the hook. She deliberately tried to damage Tim Hunt, going well beyond mere reportage, and must accept the fallout from such an attack. If exceptionally she can find a third alternative then she needs to put her case fully and transparently in the public domain — and without any more delay.
It was a claim that she pushed to the pre-known detriment of another human being. Whilst she maintains her claims, or sheds them only as proof demands their retraction, there can be no tears for Connie. That the remarks that caused Hunt problems were not all that he said, has always been clear, John.
Yes, I agree that anyone who publicly campaigns on an issue is responsible for their remarks too. Eye witnesses typically see and hear different things. Some recalled no laughter, no applause; some recalled both; some recalled one but not the other. But certainly my concern about the harm of his remarks to journalists has never been about how they were received, even if that has been a big deal to others.
I believe the personal, extensive, racist, and misogynist attacks on St Louis deserve the fullest condemnation. That so many people who say they believe public shaming to be wrong, have engaged in so much of it themselves, is a stark indicator that their fury is not likely to really be about public shaming.
Hi Hilda I agree entirely with this post. To take one example, there is a long tradition of Jewish humor about Jews, a lot of it would be considered racist in the wrong context. Again, I do not believe this to be relevant to the Hunt affair, since this is not what has happened as is obvious both from other accounts and from the interview , but maybe relevant to the general discussion of this post.
How do media lynch mobs social and traditional help reduce hostility and create a bridge between ingroups and outgroups? We know what the outcome of these happenings will be. Context is lost, the target demonized, and careers and reputations destroyed. Tim Hunt, and everyone else, would have been far better served had he simply apologized — without expanding on his remarks to the BBC to try to justify positions on which he already had received strong negative feedback.
Had he done so, rather than throwing something of a Molotov cocktail onto the BBC airwaves, his reputation would likely at most have been dented. That makes it easier for people to recognize your jokes as jokes instead of insults. There were no barbs in what Tim Hunt said. Additionally they investigated whether the self-reported rape proclivity applied only to the woman in the specific rape scenarios or was generalizable to all women.
When presented with a series of sexist jokes, men harboring high levels of hostile sexism reported greater rape proclivity in moderately violent rape scenarios if a woman told the jokes than if a man told them.
This rape proclivity was not limited to the specific woman described in the scenario, but generalized towards women as a whole. The authors replicated these findings in a second experiment measuring rape proclivity in general, rather than in reference to a specific fictitious woman. Taken together, these findings demonstrate that sexist humor, particularly when initiated by women, fosters a social context of tolerance of sexism among men high in hostile sexism. In the context of sexist humor, sexist men feel freer to express their antagonism against women through subtle sexist acts as well as sexual violence.
This study was composed of one pilot study and two experiments. For each, male university students at the University of Granada volunteered to participate. In the pilot study, 49 participants answered questions on the violence of a particular rape scenario.
Their responses were used to categorize each of the four rape scenarios as moderately or highly violent. In the first of the two experiments, male participants were assessed for either high or low hostile sexism using the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory. They were then assigned into one of two experimental conditions: in one condition a male told the sexist jokes, while in the other a woman told the sexist jokes.
After reading the jokes, participants read the same rape scenarios as in the pilot study. They were then asked a series of questions designed to determine their rape proclivity to the specific woman mentioned in the rape scenarios.
In the second experiment, a different group of male participants were assessed for either high or low hostile sexism using the same method as the first experiment. They then read the same series of sexist jokes, except that the name of the joke teller was not specified it was only said that a man or a woman sent the sexist jokes.
Participants then read the same rape scenarios as the pilot study. They answered the same questions as the first experiment, but these questions were designed to determine their rape proclivity of all women by asking questions about women as a whole, instead of the specific woman in the rape scenarios.