SEXUAL HARASSMENT, according to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the United States of America defined it as, "It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature", which you can read here.
I am wearing a dress with a slit at the back today. Actually, the same dress that I wore on my wedding day (civil rites, that is). And so some guy from another department, whom we used to hang out with during after-lunch yosi session, was making a gesture that I should hack up my skirt. I ignored, and so did my co-workers. Just before I went back inside the office, he uttered "Denise, taas mo nga yang palda mo." I felt my blood hit my head big time. God knows how I composed myself but I really wanted to slap his face. But then I thought, that had created such a scene. I'm not an eksenadora (scene-maker: mapanggawa ng eksena). I told my supervisor, a male, about it and he told me to let it pass for now. I agreed, but warned that the next time he'll do that, I will go directly to our boss, the Vice President of Human Resources.
That's so weird. I am part of the Human Resources Department of our company, and handles employee-related cases. This thing that happened to me if it happened to other employees, will be a big issue, will be dealt accordingly and the harasser will have to face legal charges.
I will not let this happen again. I will not let him belittle my womanhood. I will really make him feel the lines in my palm the next time I heard anything nasty from him. As of this moment, I'm thinking if I have to tell my husband. What do you think?