Oct 17, 2006

Beware the Ides of March

The Winner I wasn't invited to this reindeer game so forgive me if I get the details slightly incorrect.

One of the things that I found most distasteful at ePrize wasn't (insert roster of gripes here) but a little something I found out about much after the fact. Apparently during March Madness, there wasn't simply one bracket going around the office but two. One was the typical playoff flowchart of college basketball teams while the other was some kind of sexist configuration of "the hottest chick at ePrize."

Boys will be boys but you'd think that this idea would be poo-pooed if not outright squashed by anyone in Upper Management that got wind of it. You'd think that, but the truth was that at least one of them endorsed the idea via his participation. Knowing that he was being a very naughty boy for this behavior, he was able to deny culpability by engaging members of the IT department to submit his brackets for him. No sense in leaving a paper trail!

As I write about this, I feel my stomach turn yet again. Objectificaiton, humiliation, sexism, and harassment. These are the words that roll through my mind in time with my gut. I'm done. Discuss amongst yourselves.

2 comments:

Annoyed01 said...

Hello,

As I look at this posting, to take a quote from your message, "As I write about this, I feel my stomach turn yet again. Objectificaiton, humiliation, sexism, and harassment. These are the words that roll through my mind in time with my gut."

You are also being inappropriate and disrespectful by exploiting woman through posting photos without their permission.

In other words, GET MY PICTURE OFF YOUR BLOG!

NoLimits said...

Sorry, got that off an Spartan fan site -- you might want to contact them as well if you're upset about your image being online.

Here's the URL:
http://www.spartantailgate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84109

By "My Picture" are you the photographer? I think that pictures on public sites like nba.com are relatively fair game to re-use. If you want proper linkage, here's a plug: http://www.danlippittphoto.com/clientslippitt.html

If you really are the person in the picture I would think you'd be more upset by being objectified by your coworkers than having this distasteful behavior called out in a public forum.