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How NOT to sexually harass someone - The Mash Report - BBC Two

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    Rachel, in the wake of the Weinstein scandal and the #me too campaign,
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    I believe you wanted to pick up on the confusion surrounding what actually constitutes sexual harrassment.
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    I believe you wanted to pick up on the confusion surrounding what actually constitutes sexual harrassment.
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    I believe you wanted to pick up on the confusion surrounding what actually constitutes sexual harrassment.
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    Yes, that's right Nish. Or should I say: stop sexually harrassing me, Nish!
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    Yes, that's right Nish. Or should I say: stop sexually harrassing me, Nish!
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    Because even talking to a woman is now completely off limits. Isn't that right Nish?
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    Because even talking to a woman is now completely off limits. Isn't that right Nish?
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    No! No, it's not Nish, but it's fun to pretend to be confused about that, isn't it?
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    In the light of recent revelations many men are feeling very worried about their own behaviour
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    In the light of recent revelations many men are feeling very worried about their own behaviour
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    and feeling a little bit threatened as well which makes me so sad.
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    'Well done, feminism.' says Martin in The Telegraph. 'Now men are afraid to help women at work'
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    'Well done, feminism.' says Martin in The Telefgraph. 'Now men are afraid to help women at work'
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    Well Nish, as ever The Daily Mail provides a very good barometer of the British public,
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    with this headline which actually happened:
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    'Is hugging still okay?' In the wake of the Weinstein sexual assault accusations, men ask:
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    'Is hugging still okay?' In the wake of the Weinstein sexual assault accusations, men ask:
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    'What is acceptable to women and society now?'
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    Sociologist Carol-Ann Peterson says in the article: 'Men do need to recognize that a sudden arm round the shoulder
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    or a pat on the butt isn't the innocuous gesture some might have thought.'
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    or a pat on the butt isn't the innocuous gesture some might have thought.'
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    or a pat on the butt isn't the innocuous gesture some might have thought.'
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    Oh Nish, it's an absolute minefield! What could possibly be wrong with spanking a colleague?
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    Or the prospect of a sudden arm grabbing you from the shadows?
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    Or the prospect of a sudden arm grabbing you from the shadows?
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    Hang on. Are these real headlines?
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    They're real Nish. They're genuine headlines. Welcome to the world.
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    They're real Nish. They're genuine headlines. Welcome to the world.
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    Nish, if you would. Please come and join me and let's see if we together can sort this mess out.
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    Nish, if you would. Please come and join me and let's see if we together can sort this mess out.
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    It's absolutely impossible to see where the line is,
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    so I've come up with a series of visual aids to help you at home through this difficult time.
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    so I've come up with a series of visual aids to help you at home through this difficult time.
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    So, the first one. The biggest question is: 'What is sexual harassment?'
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    Okay. Well, let me first say. Very nice use of the Comic Sans font there, Rachel.
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    Okay. Well, let me first say. Very nice use of the Comic Sans font there, Rachel.
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    Thank you, Nisham. If you're laughing, you're learning.
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    Let's start at the start.
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    So, first thing's first. 'Can I complement a woman?' Yes!
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    You can say something like: 'Hello, you look well!'. That's fine.
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    But you can't holler: 'Nice whaps!' from a car.
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    Not anymore. Sorry, Nish.
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    Eh, what do you mean: 'Sorry Nish'?
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    "Allright be the good old days"
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    Okay. Is it okay to give a woman flowers?
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    Yes. Yes! You're right Nish,
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    as long as you don't put your penis in there.
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    It's tricky, isn't it?
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    Is it okay to give a cheery hello to a lady?
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    Yes! Of course it is.
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    But not if you're hiding under her bed.
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    Not according to the PC brigade.
    (political correctness)
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    Now, Nish. Take a look at the screen.
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    And I'd like you to tell me Nish: do you think, in your view, that is this sexual harassment?
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    And I'd like you to tell me Nish: do you think, in your view, that is this sexual harassment?
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    'Hi Jan, can I borrow your stapler?'
    Eh, No!
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    He has got an erection, Nish.
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    Having reviewed this picture and the angle he is standing at,
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    I now see that I was naive to think he was not fully erect.
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    I now see that I was naive to think he was not fully erect.
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    Very good Nish. Although,
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    in truth it's impossible to tell, his arm is directly in the way.
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    in truth it's impossible to tell, his arm is directly in the way.
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    Ehm, let's assume that this one is fine. But what about this one, Nish?
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    'Jan, please come to the server room and wank me off.'
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    I'm going to say that's a definite 'not okay'.
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    I'm going to say that's a definite 'not okay'.
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    Yes, Nish. You got one right.
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    So, Nish...
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    I'm going to do now some harassment role play with you.
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    Okay. I'm immediately uncomfortable.
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    Okay. I'm immediately uncomfortable.
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    Nish, don't worry. You're a non-threatening beta male, whose absolutely tailor-made for the friend zone.
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    Nish, don't worry. You're a non-threatening beta male, whose absolutely tailor-made for the friend zone.
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    So, Nish. Imagine we're in a normal pub situation
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    and we're friends like we are, in a way.
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    How would you great me normally in a pub?
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    Well, we were friends so I would just give you a hug.
    Exactly, so give me a hug now.
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    Well, we were friends so I would just give you a hug.
    Exactly, so give me a hug now.
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    Well, we were friends so I would just give you a hug.
    Exactly, so give me a hug now.
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    But now hold that for a little bit too long
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    So you know what that feels like, Nish. Does that feel right or wrong?
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    It's feeling more and more wrong by the second.
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    Yes, that's right Nish. If it feels wrong, it is wrong.
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    Yes, that's right Nish. If it feels wrong, it is wrong.
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    Sometimes a simple greeting like a hug can be harassment if one of the participants
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    is obviously using it for their own weird gratification.
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    Hugging is absolutely fine, Nish. But is blood suddenly moving to the groin area?
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    Hugging is absolutely fine, Nish. But is blood suddenly moving to the groin area?
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    If it is then it's a bad hug.
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    And is it Nish? Is it?
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    Eh, no. There's no blood flowing anywhere.
    Okay, wonderful!
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    Thank you for your help. Thank you.
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    "Don't look at the script, Nish".
    "It'll be fine, Nish".
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    "You'll be able to wing it on the night".
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    "Of course we wouldn't do anything to make you feel uncomfortable".
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    Welcome to womanhood.
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    So, I'm afraid that life is going to get harder now that
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    we're not allowed to sexually harass anyone, of course it is.
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    But, if you do stick to my handy guide we will
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    manage to walk that terribly fine line between being a decent person
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    manage to walk that terribly fine line between being a decent person
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    and a complete wanker.
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    Good luck to you.
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    Ladies and gentlemen: Rachel Parris.
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How NOT to sexually harass someone - The Mash Report - BBC Two
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