I'm a woman who works in HR/executive coaching and I have to say this graphic really bothers me. Not for any sexual harassment overtones* but because the mirror image in no way matches the character's pose. From the back he has a full neck with a coat collar...totally missing in the mirror. And why does the mirror show a 5' long arm? It's all just wrong.
*Of course the harassment is there but as it looks like a 2nd grader drew it my reaction is more, "Oh sweetie you have got to work a lot harder before I can be actually offended.
Man, people who use the word "sweetie" in a derogatory manner are obnoxious.
Yup...it's my version of profanity. It pisses the hell out of people on the receiving end but it's really hard to get written up for calling somebody 'sweetie'.
...it's really hard to get written up for calling somebody 'sweetie'
Not if you're a man addressing a female coworker.
Written up? Are you in high school? I don't understand.
I'm not a lawyer, so I don't know if it constitutes harassment or not. But I do know that I would be mortified to work for such a tasteless company. You couldn't wear this shirt to work, even in a casual workplace. Just feels like a Michael Scott sort of terrible idea.
You couldn't wear this shirt to work, even in a casual workplace.
Yeah, that means it's going to create a hostile work environment which is on par with harassment.
He's looking at his own elephant dong, though. That's not sexual harassment. He's also suffering from priapism, which must really suck for an elephant. I'm not sure that saying that your enterprise service suffers from debilitating, permanent, painful erections is really a good thing.
Priapism is no joke, man. Without treatment, it can lead to dangerous penile blood clots, which can lead to gangrene, which may necessitate penile amputation. Just imagine the pain and embarrassment that this elephant has to go through. He has to conceal his permanent boner with some ridiculous corporate swag (who gives away trench coats with logos?) because nothing else is big enough to hide his shameful condition.
Maybe this is also a subtle commentary on the use of elephant cocks in traditional Chinese medicine. It's tough to be sure.
This is, in no way shape or form, sexual harassment. It's a crude joke, totally inappropriate for a corporate t-shirt, but it's a fucking t-shirt. Now if the shirts were cut off at the stomach and see-through and oh-by-the-way mandatory, well that would be sexual harassment.