“If men avoid working or traveling with women alone, or stop mentoring women for fear of being accused of sexual harassment,” he said, “those men are going to back out of a sexual harassment complaint and right into a sex discrimination complaint.”
I remember when a woman I was friendly/kind with perceived me as someone who wanted “more.” She wrote me a message about how she was uncomfortable. I’m gay.
"A Wall Street rule for the #MeToo era: Avoid women at all cost." "Secular sharia" has arrived, as I predicted here:
To those using #metoo as an excuse to exclude women, please stop. Access to mentoring and social networks is so critical to career advancement and depriving women of this perpetuates inequity. Be a decent human being, and you won't worry about accusations.
A Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost
Mad respect for the Wall Street men who have watched as centuries of their own shitty behavior is finally dragged into the open, and responded by saying, "This has been really hard *for us.*
Siri: show me a Title VII lawsuit waiting to happen.
A disturbing unintended (though not unexpected) consequence of #MeToo taken too far: men are avoiding women in business, because hiring a woman is “an unknown risk.”
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“[A]n investment adviser...said he briefly reconsidered having one-on-one meetings with junior women....[or] leaving his office door open, or inviting a third person into the room. Finally, he landed on the solution: “Just try not to be an asshole.”
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Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost // would be a good time for firms to come out with management operating principles that make it clear this is unacceptable (eg equal access to management and opportunity in all processes).
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“If men avoid working with or mentoring women for fear of being accused of sexual harassment, they're going to back out of a sexual harassment complaint and into a sex discrimination complaint.” “Just try not to be an asshole. It’s really not that hard.”
Maybe a few men should accuse Lisa Kaufman, CEO of LaSalle Securities, of sexual harassment and drag her career down. Will she still step up and “not let fear be a barrier"?
Good job, everyone. This will fix everything.
Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost
Powerful men all but admit that they are incapable of being in the presence of a female without acting like a predatory asshole.
"Hey, how can we show we take these pleas to show more basic respect for women seriously without actually having to change anything?" "Let's just not show any attention to women at all! They can have equality or respect, but not both!"
Feminists are indignant that men recognize #MeToo for the vicious threat it is. How dare men take steps to protect their careers and reputations from false allegations. A Wall Street rule for the #MeToo era: Avoid women at all cost via
"Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation."
"It's too risky to hire women because I don't know what I might do" has been a male refrain for centuries. That's still discrimination. They do realize that, right?
"...more than a year into the #MeToo movement -- with its devastating revelations of harassment and abuse in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond -- Wall Street risks becoming more of a boy’s club, rather than less of one."
Thread. 1/ Such mixed reactions to this article. We should take very seriously any suggestion that women will be *more* excluded professionally because of #metoo.
Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost