I feel like this kind of training does more harm than it does help. By failing to address subtle examples of a hostile work environment, it almost institutionally condones them: "it wasn't mentioned in the training, so it's fine." It reminded me of an opinion piece I read about a year ago regarding subtle sexism in the workplace. In the piece, the writer says,
The author advocates for raising awareness, as opposed to inaction, in the face of this subtle sexism, but I confess I'm not personally inclined to do so, which makes me a part of the problem, I guess. I'm at a point in my career where I have established my technical competency and could, in theory, start bringing this stuff up with less fear that it will impact my career path. But I wouldn't put money that doing so won't affect my progress.Institutions have formal complaint mechanisms for people who have been subject to illegal gender discrimination and harassment. But microaggression may have the potential to cause more widespread harm. And because it doesn't seem to be actionable, examples often go unreported.
So my questions to you all are:
Do you and your co-workers get any kind of sexual harassment training, or training about discrimination in general, at your place of employment? If you do, do you feel it is *any* kind of helpful? Is it relevant? and
 Do you actually raise any issues of subtly harassing behavior with your bosses or colleagues, be it situations that affect you or a co-worker? Do you pick and choose your battles? Based on what?