#390 – sexual harassment awareness training

September 1st, 2010

#390 – sexual harassment awareness training

Welcome to September! Here’s another one-shot strip.

Hey, are you going to be at the Small Press Expo on September 11-12 in Bethesda, MD? Because I sure will! I’ll have a stack of minis, some books, prints and shot glasses. Come see me and all the other great cartoonists exhibiting!


Discussion (48)¬

  1. Mariam says:

    HOW DARE SHE? i would have probably punched her in her indecent face. How insulting.

  2. LandStander says:

    Shoot, blame romance movies for everything bad that has happened since their inception.

  3. Mike says:

    My god, it's Mr. Clean.

  4. wykstrad says:

    Eve didn't brush her hair before going to sexual harassment training. They probably scheduled it for a Saturday morning, the assholes.

  5. Emily says:

    Haha my mom's a little Chinese lady who had to go through the same thing for work once! The counselor asked her if she would cross the street if she saw a black man walking in her direction at night, and when she said "yes of course!" the counselor exploded "Racist! That's racist!"

    My mom said "I don't care what color he is, if I see a strange man walking towards me in the middle of the night, you bet I'm going to cross the street!"

  6. I always knew Eve was a sexual predator. I could tell by the way she'd look at me from the comic, undressing me with her eyes.

  7. André says:

    OMG, ms. Ning, are you me? hahaha

    danm western movies!

  8. bearded ladies stole says:

    I want to do sex to everyone.

  9. Nat says:

    Olly's like 'What am I gonna do with this child?'

    He looks friggin cool the way Meredith drew him today tho. 😀 This is uncanon right? Or is this the first part of 'The Adventures of Sexual Harassment (What NOT to Do!)' series?

  10. marsman says:

    Wait, what do you do with a girl you have a crush on but don't want to have sex with?

  11. Nelg says:

    I don't get this.

    What does the idiom mean?

  12. Oh, Ning, what have you put yourself into this time…

    Also, why bald guys somehow look tougher than haired guys? Is there some softness inherent to capilarity? Oh, mysteries of the universe…

  13. TahaCelestin says:

    I've wanted to say for a couple of weeks how much I enjoy the shift in art style to bobble-headed doll-people! They so cute.

  14. Dan Hoey says:

    I like "Sexual Harassment Awareness Training" a lot better than "Prevention of Sexual Harassment" training because the acronym is better.

  15. Fish says:

    Hahahaha that's what happen when you talk before you think… I do it all the time

  16. MKV says:

    Is it any coincidence that I got this sent to my work address just yesterday…

    "California Harassment Guide Web-Based Training Course"

    Another 30 minutes of my life wasted learning that "teabagging" is not an okay word for the work environment.


  17. Andrew says:

    Eve! Stop while you're ahead!


  18. Daniel says:

    Love it! — especially the last three panels 😀

  19. Vorticity says:

    OK. I must either be extremely dense or from another era (or both).

    "Hey, can I get this drink?"

    "Only if you let me get the next one!"

    I simply don't get the exchange. What is the sexual harassment?

    • MerchManDan says:

      Eve is replying to the customer as if they were in a bar, and she was offering to buy him a drink. In order for them to get drunk and eventually have sex, I presume.

      (This is for Nelg, as well.)

  20. T9SayWha says:

    Pffffft BwAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA! Sigh… Thank you. I needed this.

  21. MerchManDan says:

    If that customer was really enough of a tight-ass to report Eve, I may never trust another mustachioed man again.

  22. AlmostLiterally says:

    I love Eve's ruffled upturned hair in the fourth panel.

  23. Crystal says:

    Don't worry, Eve. I would have replied the same way, more than likely.

  24. Void says:

    Aww, that man has ruined 'baseball-cap wearin', jacketed, moustache guys' for me…

    ..they're usually such easy-goin' dudes…

    • Carl-E says:

      I agree! He really should've replied, "Well, sure, little lady – when do you get off?"

      'cause you know, that's *real* sexual harrassment, right there…

  25. Earl says:

    Eve is scandalized by the mere thought of doing sex to that man in the workplace environment! But now that you mention it…

  26. Mayday says:

    I would laugh so hard if a cashier said that to me. Well, maybe depending on the cashier.

  27. dottianne says:

    hahaha Is this a new storyline?!

  28. Paul1963 says:

    I've been out of the game so long I'm not sure I'd immediately recognize what Eve said as a pickup line…and if I did, I'd just smile and laugh, my day having been brightened a little by a smile from an attractive young lady, and we'd both go on with our lives.

    There are WAY too many people in the world who go through life constantly searching for things to be offended by.

  29. Ben Ding says:

    And imagine if he had wanted to do sex to Eve. How potentially awkward!

  30. Bryy says:

    I love how Eve makes up an entire fictional story-romance around a hypothetical situation.

  31. danineteen says:

    Haha! Oh that is gold!

  32. Midarc says:

    Have just read all of this series in, oh, two and half sittings.

    Had a blast.

    Bittersweet feeling too, now that I'm caught waiting for the next update after 390 pages of pavlovian training telling me to click "next" for more joy.

    Ah well.

    From famine to feast and back to famine again.


    Love your work.

  33. Damien Walder says:

    The sad thing is, I was next in line. With the next drink.

    Some days, it just don't pay to get out of bed…

  34. This was funny because I just had to do Sexual Harassment training. Fortunately, it was online. No crazy teachers!

  35. Erich says:

    This strip's funny, because I've had this happen to me, as a customer. Whenever it happens, I reply with a witty, "Duhhhhhhhh…" of flabergastitude, but no way would I report anyone!

    Poor Eve.

  36. Ishita says:

    Sexual harassment in the work place is very common problem. This comics are really fun______

  37. 01011010 says:

    I am really baffled here how Eve got a sexual harassment complaint. She's offering to buy him a drink (at a bar, presumably)? She's calling dibs on the following drink? How could this really be construed as being sexual within the context presented?

  38. Shras says:

    'Do you want to do sex to him?!' Should have saved that line for the bar, Eve lol