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Title: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: twowheeladdict on October 01, 2015, 07:19:06 pm
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/13716103/24653409/411703879.jpg)

I was surprised, but knew better than to try and argue. 

We have a guy walking around the building dressed as a girl, and this is offensive.  What a mixed up world. 

I even showed my wife and she didn't even notice the 'female' dragon until she realized that there was something to look for that would be offensive.


SHARP - Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Strawboss on October 01, 2015, 08:13:33 pm
OK, I give up, what's offensive about it, or what did the sharp Nazi find that was offensive?
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: twowheeladdict on October 01, 2015, 08:37:31 pm
The busty female dragon? 

A lady a few offices down had posters of southern girls with guns and she was told to take them down.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Nosmo on October 01, 2015, 08:53:01 pm
The last job I had before where I am now, I assembled certain devices.  We had several test fixtures and "dummy" fittings used for assembly.  These are commonly called "slave" units, and to differentiate them from production hardware, they were clearly label with big letters, in black felt-pen, "SLAVE UNIT".  One person noticed this and filed a complaint with HR claiming it was racially motivated/offensive, and I had to clean off the offending words and paint big red dots on them instead.

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Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: rhhall on October 01, 2015, 08:56:58 pm
Nazi
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Rhino on October 02, 2015, 07:33:05 am
Since apparently I now have the right to never be offended can I slap the next idiot I see wearing a Che t-shirt?
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: kwakrider on October 02, 2015, 07:52:16 am
Since apparently I now have the right to never be offended can I slap the next idiot I see wearing a Che t-shirt?

Absolutely!!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Conniesaki on October 02, 2015, 07:57:21 am
I was surprised, but knew better than to try and argue. 

We have a guy walking around the building dressed as a girl, and this is offensive.  What a mixed up world. 

I even showed my wife and she didn't even notice the 'female' dragon until she realized that there was something to look for that would be offensive.


SHARP - Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention

I guess you could've grabbed a roll of painter's tape & scissors, and asked her to be very specific about what part you must cover in order to hide the "offensive" part ... which, if you cut the shape very accurately could've been kinda funny. Cuz then she'd have to come back & ask you to replace that piece of tape with another one that extends outside the lines a little bit. But, how much is a 'little bit'?

Or, better yet, you could've responded to her by nodding in her general direction and saying, "It's no more offensive than that."
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: gPink on October 02, 2015, 08:26:11 am
Is there a pc guidebook or was this strictly her arbitrary judgement and what qualifications does she have to make such a judgment?
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: sherob on October 02, 2015, 09:07:35 am
You could have just responded that you are SHARPER... Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention with Education and Reason.  That it's just a make believe motorcycle poster, like Halloween costumes kids and adults wear... no more, no less. 
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 02, 2015, 09:42:12 am
Since apparently I now have the right to never be offended can I slap the next idiot I see wearing a Che t-shirt?

Che T-shirt?
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Conniesaki on October 02, 2015, 09:58:29 am
Che T-shirt?


I assume he means:

(http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mAP0mJc8FD0LeozYS907VIQ.jpg)
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Rhino on October 02, 2015, 09:58:40 am
Che T-shirt?


(http://g02.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB18jGLJpXXXXXaXXXXq6xXFXXXT/Head-portrait-che-guevara-lovers-t-shirt-100-cotton-short-sleeve-men-T-shirt-Liberation-Commemorative.jpg)
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Rhino on October 02, 2015, 09:59:19 am
Now I'm offended by my own post  ;D  Don't worry, I'll slap myself.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: fartymarty on October 02, 2015, 10:31:35 am
Since apparently I now have the right to never be offended can I slap the next idiot I see wearing a Che t-shirt?

Absolutely!!  ;) ;D

Now I'm offended by my own post  ;D  Don't worry, I'll slap myself.

...but...but..Che rode a Norton thumper (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/CheWithMotorcycle.jpg), is that why we hate him?    :stirpot: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: B.D.F. on October 02, 2015, 12:18:07 pm
If "Norton Thumper" is some kind of euphemism for an Argentinian..... lady of ill repute, then you post is gonna' get you a visit from the sharp people too....

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Brian

...but...but..Che rode a Norton thumper[/url], is that why we hate him?    :stirpot: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: LandRocket on October 02, 2015, 12:23:42 pm
i am offended by the offensiveness i feel that is offending my rights as a non offender when some one on the post is offended by the offensive image that was offensive and that had offended an official offensive police that was obviously an offensive move by the offender in an offensive attempt to offend others. Further more i am offended by my own sentence above that will obviously offend others.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: B.D.F. on October 02, 2015, 12:36:43 pm
I find it offensive that you think others would be so easily offended. Not everyone is like Mary Jane Tinklepants, a well known but extremely delicate American girl, er, I mean Gyno- American!

Brian

i am offended by the offensiveness i feel that is offending my rights as a non offender when some one on the post is offended by the offensive image that was offensive and that had offended an official offensive police that was obviously an offensive move by the offender in an offensive attempt to offend others. Further more i am offended by my own sentence above that will obviously offend others.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: maxtog on October 02, 2015, 01:14:32 pm
The last job I had before where I am now, I assembled certain devices.  We had several test fixtures and "dummy" fittings used for assembly.  These are commonly called "slave" units, and to differentiate them from production hardware, they were clearly label with big letters, in black felt-pen, "SLAVE UNIT".  One person noticed this and filed a complaint with HR claiming it was racially motivated/offensive, and I had to clean off the offending words and paint big red dots on them instead.

Since we are all telling stories, at work last week, two white people on a film crew were sitting and waiting for some other people to arrive.  I was waiting with them.  They were talking about exposure and skin tone and three times used the terms "African American" and then "white" in the same sentence.  I asked why they didn't just say "black" and they responded it could be offensive.  Offensive???  So I decided to run with that. I told them it offends ME to hear every group of people spoken with a PC, special, zillion-syllable "XXXXXXX-American" term and then say "white" and then requested that they use the term "European American" instead in order to not offend me.  They seemed genuinely puzzled.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 02, 2015, 01:29:52 pm
I find Euro American quite offensive.  I'm an English American.  I want nothing to do with continent of Europe unless it's drinking Polish or Dutch vodkas.   
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: maxtog on October 02, 2015, 01:40:34 pm
I find Euro American quite offensive.  I'm an English American.  I want nothing to do with continent of Europe unless it's drinking Polish or Dutch vodkas.

Yeah, well, imagine how silly it is calling someone who is Egyptian "African American" (last I checked, Eqypt is in Africa).  Or a 6th generation white South African an "African American."  (Or perhaps if they lived in NY, would they be a "South African African North North American?")  And if they move to Canada, are they suddenly "African Canadian?" or "African North American Canadian?"  Or if they were 8th generation Black American and moved to Africa- are they "African American African? or just "American African?"
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: sherob on October 02, 2015, 02:30:45 pm
I prefer Haole.   8)
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Classvino on October 02, 2015, 03:16:00 pm
...And if they move to Canada, are they suddenly "African Canadian?" or "African North American Canadian?"...

At the risk of being labeled non-PC (a minor concern on my part, really) I don't think I've ever heard the term African-Canadian before..   Maybe up here in Canada we only have people that are already Canadians and people that want to be Canadians...   

:rotflmao:

Jamie
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: fartymarty on October 02, 2015, 03:51:16 pm
At the risk of being labeled non-PC (a minor concern on my part, really) I don't think I've ever heard the term African-Canadian before..   Maybe up here in Canada we only have people that are already Canadians and people that want to be Canadians...

About half of the few Canadians I've met, have had something to say about French-Canadians. So I think you might have left out one group.   :)
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: gPink on October 02, 2015, 04:01:58 pm
At the risk of being labeled non-PC (a minor concern on my part, really) I don't think I've ever heard the term African-Canadian before..   Maybe up here in Canada we only have people that are already Canadians and people that want to be Canadians...   

:rotflmao:

Jamie

And those people rode in on their own unicorn.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: SilverConnieRider on October 02, 2015, 04:09:56 pm
I don't get it - A lady? came into my office -

Did she HAVE to come into your office?  If not tell her to stay out!
If she has to come in - put it on the back of your door.  Then keep the door open while she is in there.

Of course you could always put tape over the offense part - like girls do in a strip club.  ;D
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: twowheeladdict on October 02, 2015, 06:42:04 pm
If she has to come in - put it on the back of your door.  Then keep the door open while she is in there.

I would do that but my door is 30 feet away from my desk.  I wonder if I can wear my t-shirt with the WWII bomber with the bombshell painted on the fuselage.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: gPink on October 03, 2015, 06:45:42 am
Maybe she would be alright if she thought you supported the politically correct causes.
Such as 'Save the Whales' or maybe even a poster from PETA....



Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Sgt Mac on October 03, 2015, 07:39:48 am
I don't get it - A lady? came into my office -

Did she HAVE to come into your office?  If not tell her to stay out!
If she has to come in - put it on the back of your door.  Then keep the door open while she is in there.

Of course you could always put tape over the offense part - like girls do in a strip club.  ;D

Are we talking SHARP as in the US Army SHARP program?

If so, none of those would be a recommended course of action, believe me, its been tried.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: twowheeladdict on October 03, 2015, 12:39:03 pm
Are we talking SHARP as in the US Army SHARP program?

If so, none of those would be a recommended course of action, believe me, its been tried.

Yep.  The power they wield is amazing.   
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Cholla on October 03, 2015, 01:51:47 pm
The only power they have is what is given them.
So she's offended. And...? Grow up and get over yourself, Sweetie.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: AlbertaDoug on October 03, 2015, 05:05:49 pm
Maybe she would be alright if she thought you supported the politically correct causes.
Such as 'Save the Whales' or maybe even a poster from PETA....

Doesn't appear that the carpet matches the curtains!!
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Sgt Mac on October 03, 2015, 06:56:51 pm
Yep.  The power they wield is amazing.

Amazing doesn't quite sum it up for those that don't have experience with the program or any of its counterpart initiatives within the other services. We can talk all the  :censored: we want on the internet, but in the end, the posters coming down. Sucks.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: maxtog on October 03, 2015, 10:18:23 pm
Doesn't appear that the carpet matches the curtains!!

That's because I guess about 90% of "blondes" are not really blonde :)

And she needs a weed wacker!
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Mr. Green Genes on October 04, 2015, 11:38:52 am
I think your mistake was bringing part of your personal life to work.  That exposed you to a "non-producer" who was looking for something to make them relevant. 

My father-in-law used to say, "you can be a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond".  To that I will add, "don't splash around too much"
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: twowheeladdict on October 04, 2015, 08:51:00 pm
I think your mistake was bringing part of your personal life to work.  That exposed you to a "non-producer" who was looking for something to make them relevant. 

My father-in-law used to say, "you can be a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond".  To that I will add, "don't splash around too much"

You have read my online name, haven't you?  Like I am not going to be surrounded by motorcycles.  I do have a lot of aircraft photos in my office as well.  Good thing none them have Lana Turner painted on them.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Rhino on October 05, 2015, 07:12:09 am
You have read my online name, haven't you?  Like I am not going to be surrounded by motorcycles.  I do have a lot of aircraft photos in my office as well.  Good thing none them have Lana Turner painted on them.

I have heard of people told to take down pics of WWII aircraft because of the racy nose art. I always have a "Ghosts" calendar in my office. I just looked and see that none of the pics this year have nose art. I wonder if that was a conscious decision knowing that many of us have these in our offices.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: T Cro ® on October 05, 2015, 09:06:18 am
.... I think your mistake was bringing part of your personal life to work....

That should not be considered a mistake.... Even on ships the last bastion of the male dominated workplace it has become taboo to have girly calenders on display. We used to pay for one of the porn channels on DirecTV out of our own pockets but once the ship owners got wind of it they demanded that the channel be shut down....
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 05, 2015, 10:17:36 am
 :yikes:
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: BMahar on October 05, 2015, 11:35:18 am
  Our country has turned into PC Wimps.  Such a shame.
Title: Re: SHARP lady came into my office and told me this was offensive and remove it
Post by: Sgt Mac on October 05, 2015, 03:59:32 pm
That should not be considered a mistake.... Even on ships the last bastion of the male dominated workplace it has become taboo to have girly calenders on display. We used to pay for one of the porn channels on DirecTV out of our own pockets but once the ship owners got wind of it they demanded that the channel be shut down....

There used to be a 'morale channel'  :o provided on the base cable service in more than one SWA location I visited in the early 2000's.