“Don’t Blush Baby”: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Submitted by Felicia Browne, Human Rights Advocate

Submitted by Felicia Browne, Human Rights Advocate

Sexual harassment is a form of workplace bullying. Workplace bullying is verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse by an employer, employee, colleague (or manager), or another person or group of people at work. […]

Workplace bullying can happen in any type of workplace, from offices to shops, cafes, restaurants, workshops, community groups and government organisations. According to the United Nations General Recommendation 19 to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (UN, 1992), sexual harassment includes: unwelcome physical contact, verbal remarks and sexual advances. Sexual harassment in the workplace may involve a demand for sex in return for a job benefit or other actions that create a hostile, humiliating or intimidating working environment for the victim.

Read full text of  – “Don’t Blush Baby”: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

199 thoughts on ““Don’t Blush Baby”: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace


  1. Woman today has become high tech whores impostors seeking fame and fortune off the backs of the wealth of mostly black men .This new phenomenon is wrapped up in sinister motives with Chris Gayle now being added to this growing list of ‘So called” rapist and sexual predators including names like bill cosby tiger Woods people with great reputations whose have been specifically targeted because of their financial power and influence


  2. david why don’t you go back to sleep your ignorance shone brightly when you step out of your bounds and onto St;Lucia back yard


  3. i dare say that if Chris gayle had been interviewed by a male reporter known to be a homosexual and had made a similar comment the out cry of negativity would have been an after thought making way for perceptions and arousal of the mind to his sexual preference …Chris would have been heralded as a trumpeter for the homosexual agenda with out a blot or a stain carried over to his reputation far less having to see some of his monies so easily siphoned
    Surely there is also a double standard at play which can not be voided or disconnected if one wants to put in play the sexual harassment cards


  4. And he paid out handsomely for for having admitted what he did to the female, can’t get back that money though…something in the evidence caused the charge….anyway, don’t matter, he is done, that is all anyone will remember.


    • You have to be pretty careless or not very bright to say that Bill Cosby “admitted” to anything egregious. All Cosby admitted to was (1) giving sleep-inducing over-the counter medications to a woman who said she was sleep-deprived and needed a good night’s rest, and (2) buying pills (Quaaludes) that he intended to give to women WITH THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND PERMISSION. In case you don’t knows the score, in the 1970s and 1980s, alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, Quaaludes, and many other drugs were used by literally MILLIONS of Americans in big cities to “loosen the inhibitions”, and enhance sexual pleasure.
      Many of the women accusing Cosby are probably gold-diggers who see a man with diminished credibility who has political enemies and a big bank account ripe for plunder. Some are liars. Others are revising and distorting the facts to serve their interests. It is pathetic that so many intellectually feeble men are unable to see how feminist ideology is turning prominent males into victims.


  5. Chad…none of what you say does Cosby any good. Cosby is only a make believe doctor on a tv show. Did you give him a medical license to dispense sleeping aids to females and how is it no males are coming forward stating he drugged them or he ‘helped’ them sleep., is he only interested in the sleeping habits of women. How come it’s only women he wants to ‘help’ go to sleep.

    Evidence allowed him to be charged, it was strong enough. More than one victim said they never knew he gave them drugs. As I said, that’s all he will be remembered for………


  6. @ Artaxerxes Sir your are building an emotional case based on what ? simply saying that Gayle was wrong does not make You Right
    If you read some of my comments my reason is not one of supporting Gayle but also not in support of the reasons given for the backlash reasons which led to the excessive fines 2, and the notion that his comments were indicative of ;Sexual harassment
    i would not replay what i said however i will remain steadfast and focused of what i intuitively recognized as a new formed of racism which is building against wealthy black man
    That is my focus as such evidence is being played out in the media,
    Saying Gayle was wrong is not enough of a conviction to convince that the fines and reason of sexual harassment tagged was appropriate and justifiable to what Gayle said.
    Therefore as individual well knowledgeable of my history i refer to my history and sees clues and similarities as guidelines to make a differentiating stance
    Whether one agrees or not! does not phase me as i have history as a reference an the backbone to revisit and learn


    • Seriously, do you think things through before posting your comments. Your contribution is just a set of emotional incoherent rhetoric.

      I think you should ask yourself that question: “You are are building an emotional case based on what ?”

      By referring to the KKK, Rosa Parks, lynch mobs and a whole set of shiite that happened years ago makes “YOU RIGHT?”

      However, this is a free world and you are entitled to your opinions.


  7. Yes i read! maybe in your intellectual you see the world through rose colored glasses however do not as evident by a Rosa Park who saw things with a difference and a KKK who believe that a God giving right of difference was only mandated to their way of thinking
    Sir i might not be a Rosa Park but i am guided by the lessons learned from a Rosa Park and a Martin Luther who did not run and hide out of fear or appeasement or to be politically correct ,Bro it is time you take off those rose colored glasses especially on entry to this not so pristine dog eat dog world ,
    Have a good day


    • “Rose coloured glasses,” shiite… you should be telling yourself it’s time to take of those DLP blinkers.

      What irritates is that whenever an issue comes up between Blacks and other races, people of your ilk always shout “racism.” People like you just like to talk shiite and quote from history to give yourself the impression that you are standing up for BLACK people. However, when the occasion arise for you to do so, you always find some excuse to “run and hide out of fear or appeasement.”

      You are NOT “guided by the lessons learned from a Rosa Park and a Martin Luther who did not run and hide out of fear or appeasement or to be politically correct.” In Parks’ case black people boycotted the bus system; people like you are the first ones to support the white man’s businesses, trust things form the “Coolie man;” shop in stores owned by Syrians and Lebanese, such as Abed’s, Bionic Man Shop or Flame Shop; support Chefette and S.Y Adam, but shout racism because it is “politically correct” when it suits your agenda.

      When the white manager of Bizzy Williams’ hardware store assaulted a BLACK customer and was not terminated, only one man went to protest, which meant NONE of you were there to protest in solidarity.

      You are just another hypocrite who varies your thoughts on matters/issues according to how it fits into your agenda, politically or otherwise. Here you are condoning Gayle doing shiite, but then again you are supportive of measures/policies implemented by this DLP administration, irrespective of how unfavourably they may affect your fellow BLACK Barbadians.

      Bottom line is, Gayle did shiite, he was fined accordingly and I am happy with the situation. Unfortunately, a similar fine was not imposed on him in Antigua.

      You MUST always have the last word.


  8. Lol….I believe Rosa Parks was a born and bred US citizen and had all inalienable rights to challenge the system that for centuries denied her and her people that right.

    I wonder what’s Gayle’s excuse.


  9. Sir you continue to read my reasons with a jaundice eye indicating my support of Gayles action whi h so far o have said yea or nay. As a matter of fact my response went above and beyond what he said but took issue with the actions taken pertaining to Gayles comments. Actions taken which in might opinion were overblown and not warranted a ten thousand dollar fine


    • @ WW&C

      Duh shud uh fine he $100, 000.

      Some people can be so stupid. You disagree with Gayle’s is interpreted to mean you are a “Gayle hater.” Then again, similar logic is used to imply if you are critical of the DLP, it automatically means you’re a member and supporter of the BLP.


    • Perhaps of she were Black suspension? lol

      No sanction for BBC’s Carol Kirkwood over ‘cold as f*ck’ weather forecast

      Saturday 16 January 2016 by Neil Tollfree

      No sanction for BBC’s Carol Kirkwood over ‘cold as f*ck’ weather forecast

      Carol Kirkwood

      The BBC has announced that there will be no punishment for popular weather presenter Carol Kirkwood’s use of the phrase ‘cold as fuck.’

      She used the phrase during an outside broadcast on a hill in the North York Moors on Friday morning in response to a question from colleague Bill Turnbill.

      “And now to Carol for the weather,” said the avuncular bee-keeper.

      “Carol, it looks a bit chilly where you are?”

      “That’s right Billy,” she responded chirpily.

      “It’s cold as fuck.”

      “I’m sorry?” replied a visibly shocked Turnbill.

      “Cold. As. Fuck.” She repeated, forcefully.

      “Bastard cold. Shitting cold. Cold as an eskimo’s arse. Cold as a witch’s tit. Cold enough to worry any brass monkeys. It is abso-fucking-lutely fucking cold as fucking fuck.”

      “I see,” stammered Mr Turnbill.

      “Um, so is there any detail on the forecast for-”

      “No. Cold as fuck. Probably some rain in Scotland and the North, I mean, I haven’t checked but it’s a fair assumption. Now, sod this, I’m going to get off this God-forsaken blasted bastard heath and try and find somewhere in this hellish backwater with the ability to make a decent cup of coffee.”

      She then dropped the mic and stalked off muttering about being a proper scientist, not a performing penguin.

      The BBC has issued a statement saying there would be no sanction for Miss Kirkwood because “after investigation we have discovered that on the North York Moors on Friday morning, it was indeed cold as fuck.”


  10. Art…next time Gayle pulls a stunt like that, his wannabe enablers will see the consequences he will feel. This is the very last chance he has been given and he did come off easy, the fine was small, he knows it, unfortunately there are people too dumb to see what is in front of them until it bites them, hard.

    Judging from the current water issues on the island, this lot and their supporters are not the brightest bulbs or sharpest knives in the drawer. The coming months will tell the tale.


  11. I gotta tell ya….she really don’t know what cold is..one winter in Waterloo, Ontario was tear drawing cold particularly when the ice dropped the power lines and there was no heat for 2-3 days. It was brutal, any cold more vicious would have to be minus 60 in the Yukon region..it was quite the experience, the winter of 2015 was another doozie minus 47 in some placse…even my heart felt frozen.


  12. I hate hypocrisy .i just hate hypocrisy and with good reason . The above article is laced with profanity not one to imposed moral judgement on anyone freedom of speech. However i am at liberty to cast judgement at those in society who set standards that does not apply to themselves.Whether black or white she should have been suspended . A precedent has been set that can be repeated .Not good.


  13. @AC
    However i am at liberty to cast judgement at those in society who set standards that does not apply to themselves.Whether black or white she should have been suspended . A precedent has been set that can be repeated .Not good.
    ++++++++++++++
    The use of the acronym For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge has been sanctioned by the Courts in Britain since Penguin Books was prosecuted and acquitted for publishing Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Those in polite society avoid using the word in private though I know it is sprinkled liberally in their private conversations.

    Bush T could write you a synopsis as the book was his constant childhood reading material


    • Those who watched Big Bash this morning saw Gayle did a 360 wave to the crowd after a 17 ball 56. He definitely knows he will not be back, or so it seems.


  14. AC… she is white in a majority white country, for whatever reason she got one pass, does not mean she will get 2. You are all vibrating to give Gayle a free pass for his behavior that actually offended a female, despite his reputation, so live with it..


  15. Do not give a f..u..c..k if she is whit poka dot or green…her f..u.c.k.ing.a.sss should have been suspended he lack of professionalism should not be encouraged or even tolerated. Her bosses are even worst


  16. reThose who watched Big Bash this morning saw Gayle did a 360 wave to the crowd after a 17 ball 56. He definitely knows he will not be back, or so it seems.

    perhaps he chose not to be back

    he cant carry on for ever

    ponting stopped glichrist stopped hussey is set to stop
    others of lessr consequence has stopped
    cant he stop too
    after all he has made his money

    if he stops it will be a loss to the big bash— he is the biggest drawing card

    he made an error and the BU herd and chapelli would have him killed despite the fact that he apologized and the stupid woman accepted his apology

    he did not really get a free pass his team asked him to make a small donation to the Mcgrath foundation

    it is time all this bull shit stopped

    THE DLP GUVMENT DOING MORE SHITE
    BU BRIMBLERS DOES TALK MORE SHITE DAILY FOR YEARS THAN THE FAUX PAS GAYLE MADE
    GIVE IT A REST

    FOR US WHO READ CRICINFO DAILY ALL THESE WOMEN ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS ON CRICKET GROUNDS IS MOST NAUSEATING

    GAYLE SHOULD HAVE HAD NOTHING TO SAY TO THE WOMAN IN MY HUMBLE OPINION

    THE HRD CAN COME CUSS ME NOW——-AS USUAL
    BUT QUID DIXI SCRIPSIQUE, DIXI SCRIPSIQUE


  17. Gayle can retire wealthy, he has made his money and managed to not have anything too serious sticking to him…he got lucky and can move on.

    Unfortunately, as distasteful as the female weather person was, her bosses already made the call. She stays.


  18. True dat GP !especially when his comments holds nothing or says nothing of importance to world affairs where it can make a positive difference.
    His statement only seem to be of great importance to femi Nazis who were able to sissyfied and muzzle more of the male gender
    In addition a group of weak kneed board room administrators who were able to siphoned off some of Gayles money under tge disguise of sexual harrassment


  19. WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE SO CALLED FINE WAS TO PLACATE THE PUBLIC
    THE RENEGADES DID NOT REALLY CARE TOO HOOTS WHAT HAPPENED

    THE JANE FOUNDATION DIDNT MAKE MUCH MANY THIS YEAR AT THE PINK TEST SO THEY GAVE THE MONEY TO THEM TO KEEP EVRYBODY HAPPY AND SO THAT GAYLE COULD SOME HOW GET THE RENEGADES TO THE FINAL OF THE BIG BASH……………OFF COURSE HE COULD NOT DO IT ALONE EVEN WITH THE OVER RATD BRAVO TO HELP HIM


  20. GP another very interesting analogy.sooner or later the Truthwould come out to the sinster motives surrounding this all unimportant issue and why Gayle was effectively used to generate ten thousand dollars for various organizations and foundations. Good grief that woman eyes worth a whole lot of money .


  21. Why should we Bajans be so abhorred on hearing a Brit broadcaster using a word that is now common place on all forms of public transport and school buses. In all the streets and avenues of Bridgetown and island wide . At funerals and weddings in the Church yards. In front of women, children ,priest ,vicars, Bishops and policemen.


    • The article was posted to provoke a little levity, it is obviously a hoax document.

      On 19 January 2016 at 02:47, Barbados Underground wrote:

      >


  22. @Well Well & Consequences January 17, 2016 at 7:55 PM “Art…next time Gayle pulls a stunt like that, his wannabe enablers will see the consequences he will feel.”

    Oh please Well Well etc.

    Asking a woman for a date even in a public place, even on public television is NOT A CRIMINAL offense.

    If a man ask a woman on a date there are two excellent responses.

    Either a polite “no”

    Or an equal polite “yes”

    Why are we acting as though grown women are children incapable of saying “yes” or “no”


  23. @Colonel Buggy January 18, 2016 at 10:46 PM “Why should we Bajans be so abhorred on hearing a Brit broadcaster using a word that is now common place At funerals and weddings in the Church yards. In front of women, children ,priest ,vicars, Bishops and policemen.”

    Are you sure that women, children ,priest ,vicars, Bishops and policemen. don’t cuss like pirates too?


  24. @Jeff Cumberbatch January 17, 2016 at 10:39 PM “Would have been even more colorfully amusing to hear a Bajan use the equivalent local parlance…lol”

    Dear Jeff: Do you mean cold as rasshole?


  25. @Sargeant January 17, 2016 at 10:50 PM “This woman should have been suspended for exaggerating, she doesn’t know what cold is,”

    True dat.

    I got some cousins living in Nunavut and I don’t hear them complaining about the cold.


  26. Yeah Simple….I see ya point…it cost him $10,000 to attempt to ask for the date, I don’t think he got past the “don’t blush baby” part before he got the fine. Do you think he is dumb enough to do that again, dude was accused before that incident, that he exposed himself, which was found to be a lie, he still went playing fast and loose in front of a camera.

    What do you want to bet that Gayle did not pull that stunt on any other female in Australia in front of a camera after paying the fine. Maybe you would, but he is smarter…he paid.

    Knowing how these people think, they will make it their personal business to work on dude if he persists. How quickly we forget Michael Jackson.


  27. hANTS
    IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THE RENEGRADS JUST GAVE THE MONEY TO THE MCGRATH FOUNDATION AND SAY THEY FINE GALE JUST TO PLACATE CRICKET AUSTRALIA SO THAT GAYLE COULD HAVE GOT THEM INTO TH PLAYOFFS SEEING THAT HE WAS THEIR ONE MAN TEAM EVEN WITH BRAVO THERE
    IT IS POSSIBLE THY DID NOT HIS PAY AT ALL
    I HOPE THY WILL SOON STOP ALL THESE WOMEN TALKING SHIT TO CRICKETRS


  28. The femmi Nazis have done a great ob in “dumbing done the male gender,but they have to be careful in how they cross the line before they get caught like the deer staring in the headlights having to answer black and white questions,
    The ball has already started rolling in such direction with several article weighing in on the heavy nature of the fine and its historical link


  29. @ Deorgie Porgie,

    You are very perceptive.

    The Renegades are well aware of Gayle’s popularity and value as a drawing card.

    Renegades will now market that innings for next year.


  30. @David,

    Women are allowed to “hit on” men as they like. Mel had no problem flirting with Mark Waugh.

    Chris should learn that when you are a star the pussy cat comes to you.That lesson should have been passed on to him by the cricket “legends”.


  31. hANTS
    WITH ALL THE SO CALLED TOP PLAYERS IN ALL THESE LEAGUES………NONE OF THE PLAYERS CAN MATCH THE WEST INDIAN PLAYRS FOR SKILL FLAIR AND PANACHE

    BADRE GAYLE RUSSEL BRAVO


  32. HANTS
    IF THAT STUPID GIRL COULD INVITE WAUGH FOR A DRINK ON AIR
    WHY COULD NOT GAYLE INVITE HER FOR A DRINK ON AIR
    CLEARLY BOTH OF THEM WERE JOKING


  33. @Georgie Porgie,

    THE CALYPSO CRICKETERS ARE THE MOST “POPULAR” IN T20.

    THE IPL AND BIG BASH ARE STRUCTURED AS ENTERTAINMENT ON AND OFF THE FIELD.


  34. GP…….it’s called keeping up appearances, time has moved on, in places like Australia, attitudes have not, in too many places in the US, they have not, most majority white countries are still like that…..will it ever change, who knows, but Gayle et al knows perfectly well where they stand and should act accordingly, when you know there is a facade, you do not make yourself vulnerable.

    How many more intend to continue paying to learn this, I mean the people are more than happy to take the money, I would too if people refuse to learn and would prefer paying to learn. What I found amusing is that he opened up himself to what happened and is now angry.


  35. By the way, the reporter Mel looks like she has a nice healthy dose of black blood running through her veins….right Vincent..lol


  36. HANTS
    CHECK THESE STATS AND SEE WHY THE EX PLAYERS ARE CHATTING BS
    THEY ARE JEALOUS BECAUSE THE MAN CAN TALK THE TALK AND WALK THE WALK
    IT MUST HURT THM THAT THY COULD NOT HAVE DONE THE SAM IN THEIR FINISHED AND LIMITD FEEBLE CAREERS

    GAYLE
    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 103 182 11 7214 333 42.18 11970 60.26 15 37 1046 98 96 0
    ODIs 269 264 17 9221 215 37.33 10834 85.11 22 47 1038 238 114 0
    T20Is 45 43 3 1406 117 35.15 986 142.59 1 13 122 87 12 0
    First-class 180 321 26 13226 333 44.83 32 64 158 0
    List A 336 330 24 11694 215 38.21 25 63 140 0
    Twenty20 234 230 33 8623 175* 43.77 5762 149.65 16 54 669 618 58 0
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 103 104 7109 3120 73 5/34 6/81 42.73 2.63 97.3 2 2 0
    ODIs 269 190 7222 5739 163 5/46 5/46 35.20 4.76 44.3 3 1 0
    T20Is 45 22 301 360 15 2/15 2/15 24.00 7.17 20.0 0 0 0
    First-class 180 12511 5194 132 5/34 39.34 2.49 94.7 2 0
    List A 336 9366 7112 222 5/46 5/46 32.03 4.55 42.1 4 1 0
    Twenty20 234 118 1776 2250 72 4/22 4/22 31.25 7.60 24.6 2 0 0

    ROGERS SO CALLED TEST BATSMAN
    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 25 48 1 2015 173 42.87 3982 50.60 5 14 268 1 15 0
    First-class 297 529 38 24460 319 49.81 73 116 236 0
    List A 167 160 15 5346 140 36.86 5 36 74 0
    Twenty20 43 37 1 627 58 17.41 547 114.62 0 3 65 14 22

    FLINTOFF SO CALLD ALROUNDER
    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 79 130 9 3845 167 31.77 6197 62.04 5 26 513 82 52 0
    ODIs 141 122 16 3394 123 32.01 3821 88.82 3 18 308 93 47 0
    T20Is 7 7 1 76 31 12.66 60 126.66 0 0 7 2 5 0
    First-class 183 290 23 9027 167 33.80 15 53 185 0
    List A 282 251 28 6641 143 29.78 6 34 106 0
    Twenty20 39 36 6 683 93 22.76 478 142.88 0 3 63 31 19 0
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 79 137 14951 7410 226 5/58 8/156 32.78 2.97 66.1 11 3 0
    ODIs 141 119 5624 4121 169 5/19 5/19 24.38 4.39 33.2 6 2 0
    T20Is 7 7 150 161 5 2/23 2/23 32.20 6.44 30.0 0 0 0
    First-class 183 22799 11059 350 5/24 31.59 2.91 65.1 4 0
    List A 282 9416 6536 289 5/19 5/19 22.61 4.16 32.5 10 2 0
    Twenty20 39 34 657 827 39 4/12 4/12 21.20 7.55 16.8 1 0 0

    SHANE WATSON SO CALLD ALROUNDER
    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 59 109 3 3731 176 35.19 7094 52.59 4 24 483 31 45 0
    ODIs 190 169 27 5757 185* 40.54 6365 90.44 9 33 570 131 64 0
    T20Is 49 47 3 1164 81 26.45 808 144.05 0 10 90 69 16 0
    First-class 137 241 19 9451 203* 42.57 20 54 109 0
    List A 265 241 36 7915 185* 38.60 9187 86.15 11 46 88 0
    Twenty20 163 157 17 4329 104* 30.92 3091 140.05 2 29 393 217 47 0
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 59 93 5495 2526 75 6/33 6/51 33.68 2.75 73.2 1 3 0
    ODIs 190 163 6466 5342 168 4/36 4/36 31.79 4.95 38.4 3 0 0
    T20Is 49 41 768 991 39 4/15 4/15 25.41 7.74 19.6 1 0 0
    First-class 137 12164 6294 210 7/69 29.97 3.10 57.9 7 1
    List A 265 8406 7063 213 4/36 4/36 33.15 5.04 39.4 3 0 0
    Twenty20 163 135 2605 3299 126 4/15 4/15 26.18 7.59 20.6 1 0 0


  37. GP why doesn/t you and hants the( fisherman) take your/ shitty scripts on to the sport page no body wanted to read a whole long boring table of statictics//// shoot man , there is enough punishment to bear on Bu daily please i beg of you not another punishing ordeal executed on those who visit BU no more


  38. ac January 19, 2016 at 9:25 PM #

    tHIS IS THE BEST POST YOU HAVE MADE ON BU SINC YOU JOINED IN 2008
    P.S IM NOT A CREEP ORA STALKER

Leave a comment, join the discussion.