I was having a discussion with a friend the other day, in the context of the extreme heat we're experiencing right now. We were annoyed that despite this heat, we didn't feel comfortable going to work in anything that might be too 'revealing' even though that means suffering in a conservative suit.
Yes, there are ways you can grieve sexual harrasment after the fact, and we all know it shouldn't happen in the first place...but it does, and most women I know are very aware of the ways in which we are judged depending on how we dress or how 'friendly' we are at work. Anyone who has experienced the less than satisfying process of making a sexual harrasment complaint is probably unlikely to want a repeat, but it is nonethless infuriating that you have to find ways to 'avoid' having it become an issue.
How have you dealt with this? Do you find yourself moderating your behaviour at work in ways that you don't agree with ideologically? How has the context altered your approach (ie, unionised versus non, large company versus small, etc)?