I wonder if psychoanalytically we can call workplace mobbing that involves sexual innuendo a “libidinization of aggression?”    The sexual innuendo of mobbing is not sexual per se, perhaps; maybe it  constitutes a sexualized expression of aggression.   In that sense, seemingly trivial but persistent sexual innuendo in the workplace is not trivial — it is, in fact, invested with the same aggression that goes into the ultimate aim of mobbing, namely, driving a person out of an organization.

Metaphorically, we can say that seemingly trivial sexual innuendo is like nonpathogenic coliform bacteria — it is a marker of fecal contamination (“aggression”) that can be lethal (pathogenic).

So much for people who say, “You’re just being hypersensitive.”