Talking about sexual harassment is a challenging subject and takes you aback if you are learning English. Learn English vocabulary related to this topic and speak English confidently without any hesitation and fear. In this English lesson with Rachna you will learn some useful English words and vocabulary related to sexual harassment at work. This a rare English speaking lesson you will find online, your English teacher has explained in details what are different forms of sexual harassment and how to use these words in your spoken English. You are watching this lesson on Let’s Talk – The channel to get Free English speaking course online. Our English classes are a glimpse of our teaching methodology of our English classes, conducted at our English speaking Institute in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. Join our English speaking courses, We have courses related to English Grammar, English conversation, How to learn fluent English faster?, British Accent and American Accent Training, IELTS training and coaching. Contact us to get more details.
Complete Lesson Transcript :-
Hi friends and welcome to the new lesson. Well today’s lesson is a little different, it’s informative and basically creating awareness about a universal issue that happens all over the world and it’s called, ‘Sexual Harassment’, okay? So in today’s lesson we are going to take a look at various forms of sexual harassment. Now what is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour, okay? IT’s unwanted behaviour that is offensive and of course it is sexual in nature, okay? okay, it is sexual in nature. Now when do we say that someone is subject to sexual harassment or someone is sexually harassing you, okay. There are certain thins that we need to observe and keep in mind and remember-when you encounter these situations, you need to be alert, you need to be careful and ensure you are safe, okay? So the first type is ‘Grope’. Now when people commonly say that someone is groping himself, okay? Now grope means it’s a very informal word used to say someone is touching a body part to get sexual pleasure, okay? okay, now I have an image here for you, now supposing this lady is in a public place or she is walking down a crowded road and theres this man who tries to touch her parts like her bust, her gyanical area, gyanital area or gyanical organs are your reproductive organs okay? Now imagine someone tries to completely brush her or tries to feel her, okay, it is offensive and obviously when someone does that to you. It is kind of groping, okay? When someone is touching you. Now sometimes when you are in a crowded place, there are people who would like to just brush across like this and you kind of jerk and feel you kind of you just jerk and it like you have a jerk reaction and fell Oh my God something is not right, alright? Now this is an unpleasant touch because someone is touching you on one of your private parts, right? So when you come across this situation, be careful. Make sure you are safe, make sure you are around people, okay? So gropping is when someone touches you. Now it is not necessary gropping only means touching another person, it could be a man who is feeling his gentle organs and pressing it just to indicate that he has a sexual desire, okay? So he could grope himself to and when you see a person like that who is trying to indicate that means he is feeling himself and trying to gesture you, remember, stay away from such people and make sure you are safe, okay? So gropping, well you can have even touching or brushing, okay? So you can say, so brushing one’s private part or another person’s you kind of you know move your hand through, it is a form of sexual harassment, alright?
The next one is ‘Facial expressions’, now say for example you are travelling by train, okay and theres this guy who is who finds you very sexually attractive or he wants to convey something to you, he does it through his facial expressions. Now when I say facial expressions, I do not mean, someone who just smiles cordially at you of course not, I am talking about you know, having suggestive expressions for example, he will lick his lips like this, you know, he’ll try to tell you that um you know-he has sexual desires or he gives you this unpleasant look or he just stares at you or probably he is opposite you and he stares at your bust he makes you feel very uneasy, so this is a form of sexual harassment when people make this expressions please be very careful, okay? They are not friendly or pleasant expressions like a normal smile would be, this is something serious. The person’s intension is not correct, okay? He has wrong intensions, be aware when someone again bites their lips, or licks their lips or stares at you or probably stares at your private parts. Be very careful.
Okay, so the next one is ‘Inappropriate looks’ alright? Now inappropriate looks mean someone who, well someone who just admires you will always give you a pleasant look to appreciate the kind of probably figure that you have but someone looks at you up to down and kind of checks you out and cannot ge this eyes off you and he has suggestive looks or tries to make you feel my God you are someone that I desire and fancy and obviously the intensions are not correct, this is when you say someone has inappropriate looks or sometimes they catch your attention even kind of winking at you, like this alright? And of course that’s not friendly, that’s now a kind gesture to make, please be aware and be careful, because he’s giving you inappropriate looks that means incorrect unacceptable looks, okay?
The next one is ‘Sexual drawings’ Now it could be sexual drawings, pictures, images, now again supposing you are in a public place and this guy has his magazine and he sees a picture of this lady and he tries to indicate you by showing it to you to get your attention or he tries to point out like for example this is a picture he tries to point out uh inappropriately, by probably he will just touch this part of the picture or he will touch this part or he will just do something like that to you, that means he is expressing his sexual desire through an image or a drawing, okay? So when someone is trying to do this or trying to indicate something like this to you, ignore and stay away. Do not respond to this people, alright? So this is also a form of sexual harassment, when they sow you drawing or a picture and try to tell you about their sexual desire. Okay friends, the next one is ‘sexual favour’ now this is something very upfront and bold, their could people you know they could be your friends they could be your colleagues they could be anyone even a acquaintance it could be just anyone who comes up and tells you probably they wants to have intercourse with you or they just want to feel you for fun and they get intimate with you and of course there is no love there is no relationship of bond there is not attachment and basically they just want to have some fun and have a good time with you and they tell you how nice it would be and they give you a great time or you could both of you could have a great time and this is when you very directly ask someone for sexual favour and well do not give in and say no and make sure you report this to someone senior may be a family member or a senior colleague in your office but make sure this is reported because if you don’t do it, a lot of other ladies would be a victim to this, okay? So sexual favours means that they are very clear about their intensions they just wanna have a good time, they just wanna feel you, okay? And friend be aware of be careful and be aware of such people and do take some action but make sure you have senior people who will help you in such situation, okay? Well and the next one is ‘physical intimidation’ now uh there are people who will not be very direct like this who will ask for sexual favours, now what they will do supposing you are standing here, they will come and stand close to you, okay? I mean so close that you will just not feel comfortable okay? And they come right close to you nor they will kind of try to stroke your back and try to make you very comfortable or may be again try to brush against you or when you are standing at you desk, may be just pass-by just touching your shoulders or probably just taking the hand across your butt and that is called physical intimidation, they intimidate you by coming too close to you and that’s when we say that too close for comfort okay? they get into, they don’t let you feel comfortable and remember when people try to behave a little funny, stay away and stay away from these people and keep yourself safe. So you are standing close to someone, brushing or stroking someone or stroking someone’s butt across like that okay, that is called physical intimidation. Remember nobody is suppose to enter into that personal space of yours, okay? The next one is ‘Cyberbullying’ well this is one of the most common forms of sexual harassment, um you could have people doing this you know, form a different country all together, now cyberbullying means when they use the internet, your WhatsApp, social media to express their sexual desire, so you could have someone who probably don’t even know, but has your number and sends you nude picture on WhatsApp or kind of emails you certain dirty jokes or it could be images or a porn video and they use cyber as a medium to express their social desire. So when you receive such um, pictures or videos or you know there could be chain letter about sexual activities, remember you could take action and they would get into cybercrime. We call this cyberbullying because it is done via internet and like I said this the most common form of sexual harassment because it is really easy to do it, right? And you are not the only person subject to it they could be just sending it to masses across, so remember, take action, do not give in by replying to them, or anything do something about it to stop this kind of sexual harassment which is very common. Okay friends, so these are few common forms of sexual harassment which is universal, be aware of them and well now you know when people use these expressions, and when they speak, you know exactly what they mean, right friends? So well this brings me to the end of this lesson I hope this was informative, I hope this could help and your friends. So remember stay safe always, I’ll be back with a new lesson, till then take care and bye