No matter which one. They are all inappropriate.
But at least you can hide in high grass.
There are times that before you even ask a question, you already know the answer.
This is such a time.
Q: Do sexual harassment training videos work?
A: Assuming that "work" means change behavior of grown people that feel licensed to violate another's personal space with inappropriate conduct and uninvited lewdness...then the answer is clearly and absolutely not. No.
But we already knew that.
Yet, in holding fast to our "3rd dimension sensibility locks," we give away our understanding of the severity of turning a blind eye to "...taking her furniture shopping...and because he's a star, he's able to kiss any woman he wants and grab them by the pussy" type of behavior.
You see, it's not even a question of whether these sexual harassment training videos "work." They shouldn't even be considered a tool in the arsenal against such behaviors. Grown folks ought know that the only time pussy grabbing is acceptable is in the privacy of the space of two consenting adults.
Considering that The Council of Europe 's Underwear Rule is taught to children between the age of 3-7, pussy grabbing at age 71 (or even at 58 years of age when the lewd comment was captured on tape) is unacceptable.
Yes, we already know the solution. Teach, model, and expect appropriate behavior at all times, beginning at age 3-give or take. So like Einstein indicated and like our higher level of consciousness and healthy selves dictates, it's the questions that we need to examine, consider, and take take time to ponder. We already know the answer.
Recognizing that achieving a balance of all eight dimensions of wellness is the key to health, it's easy to understand that when any one dimension is absent, inaccessible, or diminished, there's an imbalance that's formed. Using the snowball effect model (FIGURE A)...
... let's say that an individual who has a great overall wellness profile (healthy) loses their job. Now, in of itself, this is something small (FIGURE A, top left.) Financial wellness of the individual can mostly likely be sustained for a bit, particularly if a spouse or partner has employment. And even if not, perhaps a 401 (K), 403 (b) or similar could be accessed (hopefully without penalty) while looking for another job/career/position.
Sounds great , reasonable, and doable right?
Hmmmmmph...but let's keep it real!
So now, despite the accolades and accomplishments, months (unemployment compensation completely utilized) turn into years gone by, and the individual still hasn't got a new job. That something small (FIGURE A) has gotten bigger and rolled right into the "no going back point." Now, physical wellness (anxiety, stress, cancer, high blood pressure, chronic & preventable diseases) is gone. Financial wellness is shot (no income), homelessness is a real possibility (the sidewalks have no cushions and most shelters cot only during the night-daytime you're back to your own "d-vices"), emotional wellness is out of the door, social wellness is non-existent.
Now all of the dimensions of wellness are important. But one dimension, intellectual wellness, is often neglected, and it may be the most important or most critical. Colleges and universities claim to teach critical thinking; yet, as a student, as a pharmacist, as a college instructor, and as an university adjunct professor, I am pressed to demonstrate a time where critical thinking was really required, modeled or demonstrated (correctly.)
Mimi and Eunice on problem solving. #genius
Critical thinking, let's say of a socially conscious and transparent pharmacist would dictate that the pharmacist wonder (preferably) out loud why despite all of the didactic training, internships, rotations, PGY1 and PGY2 residencies, and maybe even elite fellowships AND critical thinking electives, the best they (can) do is SUPPRESS and MANAGE disease (s) while frequently supporting/creating financial toxicity (not just in cancer patients, either) through costs of drugs (complicit relationship with big pharma) and 6-figure salaries that require only that they fill prescriptions quickly without (bathroom) breaks while standing for over 12 hours worrying that the district manager is going to come down hard and they potentially lose their job (there's always a reserve army of pharmacists that don't mind suppressing diseases with drugs-there's student loans to be paid and luxury SUVs to be purchased) because they haven't met quarterly projections, or similar.
During childhood years, one of the favored games (for rainy days-sunny days you played outside and that was that!) was connect-a-dot. Gosh, is it a wonder or surprise that connect-a-dot games (and even strategy board games) are resting in a pile of cast asides? (I think not)
Is there a snowball's chance in hell that we can start connecting these dots, these dimensions of wellness to have health?
1. We must understand our connection to each other and know that truly what happens to one without regard to race, color, current financial status ('cause that can always change up or down, in a twinkling of an eye) happens to us all.
2. We will need to connect the dimensions of wellness in order to build and maintain (individual and community) health. The frequently overlooked intellectual wellness dimension, will have to be especially incorporated knowing that there are groups, corporations, reports, industries, individuals, both secret and public, that enjoy and wish us all to be at odds with each other, while they direct, marginalize, and influence the world (=global transformation, new world order with no middle class-just rulers and serfs, a zero growth society, and centralized control of world populations by “mind control;” in other words, controlling world public opinion, and others.
Your fight is not with each other.
This was to be a no blog Sunday, ha! With so many other pressing matters, I'd pseudo-promised myself that my time would be fully focused on those tasks... But, don't hate me because I'm beautiful (#ijs #lol) nor because I kinda lied. I couldn't help it. I peeked at my email trying to keep it down in the triple digits as opposed to four, and well, there it was....medicalnewstoday (MNT), 'engineered probiotics...more effective weapon against colon cancer...By now I am pi**ed off and wonder aloud, should I just go quietly away, like I had for the past 35 years of practice as a western medicine pharmacist, not connecting information or dots-(preventing colon cancer is the only 100% effective, side-effect free cure that has minimal costs) and contribute, albeit by default, to not giving patients accurate information, not being transparent, and in so doing, laying in bed with big pharma/Flexner Report kind of mentality?
So here's the deal→ "Researchers at at the National University of Singapore are investigating new ways to treat colorectal cancer and to prevent its recurrence and have started experimenting with a mix of engineered probiotics and substances derived from cruciferous vegetables — such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts — to, ultimately, devise an effective anti-cancer "cocktail" from readily available ingredients."
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