The New York Post was required by New York City to dispense sexual harassment training to its journalists that features trans and non-binary people, with guidance on how to talk about those gender-nonconforming identities and the people who subscribe to them.
New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz said she had to undergo sexual harassment training because she writes for New York City-based outlets.
“There’s a whole section on trans and what it means. Why?” she questioned.
According to the training material Markowicz posted to Twitter, the curriculum shows characters acting out a scene, along with the caption: “Society defines them by looking at their reproductive organs and labels them male or female.”
“It’s a girl!” an actor exclaims.
“Well, actually, it’s more complicated than that,” another voice interjects. In a separate scene, a trans individual says: “And I’m also a man even though I was assigned female at birth. I’m a trans man.”
An additional audio-described scene during the staff training presentation introduces a “non-binary” person called “C” and Lindsey, who is also “non-binary.”
“It makes no sense that sexual desire is ‘connected to gender’ when someone can be both genders or no gender,” Markowicz commented, referring to a slide on sexual harassment. A preschool teacher named Javier describes an upcoming performance review where he could earn a raise. Javier says when he went to drink with co-workers after work, his supervisor Sophie flirted him with all night.
“It made me uncomfortable,” Javier says, according to the slide’s description. “I worry that if I tell her to stop, I won’t get a good review. I could really use a raise.”
The next slide questions: “Is it sexual harassment?” The training determines that Sophie touched Javier in a sexual way. “If it is about sexual desire, then it is connected to gender,” the slide concludes, noting it is sexual harassment.
Another sexual harassment-related inquiry examines a scenario where a worker named Anthony made an an “offensive comment” about Jessica’s body. “A comment about someone’s body is connected to gender,” the training says. “Some comments, even if they are meant as compliments, can be sexual harassment.”
“It does not matter that Anthony is gay,” the material concludes. “Sexual attraction is not required for behavior to be sexual harassment.”
Markowicz responded: “I don’t want to live in a world where gay men can’t tell me I look hot.” The writer further questioned: “Again, if you can be both genders or neither gender then how can sexual harassment be connected to gender?”
On determining if an incident is sexual harassment, the training tells the employees to ask themselves: “Is the behavior connected to my gender?”
“Is the behavior: offensive or threatening or demeaning or embarrassing…?”
Another slide, titled “Men as Allies,” argues that some men feel uncomfortable confronting sexual harassment but “male allies make a difference.”
99 percent of organizations “see progress when men promote gender equality,” the training cites. But only 30 percent “see progress without men’s support.”
“What even is a man?” Markowicz volleyed at the woke insanity.
“I too had to complete this deeply scientific dive into gender non conformity and balloons. Very poorly acted, as well,” NYP columnist David Marcus replied.
“The city of New York has decided that for me to exercise my 1st Amendment rights as a journalist and writer I must sit through their trans ideology indoctrination. It’s illiberal, it’s anti science, and it’s wrong,” Marcus said in a statement to The Post Millennial.
According to the city’s Commission on Human Rights website, employers in the city with 15 or more staffers, or one or more domestic workers, are required to conduct annual sexual harassment prevention training is required for the entire workplace. New York State Law requires that employers of one or more employees must conduct sexual harassment prevention training for all employees.
“Your workplace should be free from sexual harassment,” the page reads.
At the end of the training presentation, which takes approximately 45 minutes, participants receive a certificate of completion. In addition, employers must keep a record of employee training and must retain records for three years.
The Commission has developed the online training that meets both the New York State and New York City sexual harassment prevention training requirements. New York State requires that all employers have a sexual harassment prevention policy. The State Department of Labor has published a model policy.