New study: "following the #MeToo movement, men are significantly more reluctant to interact with their female colleagues"

"According to the data, 27% of men avoid one-on-one meetings with female coworkers, 21% of men said they would be reluctant to hire women for a job that would require close interaction (such as business travel), and 19% of men would be reluctant to hire an attractive woman." - Washington Examiner

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Bert Perry's picture

Notice it's a max of 27% who say they're avoiding women, so we would infer that 73% + of men are not.  I've personally been following a Pence Rule variation for decades now, so I guess I'm part of that--at least avoiding meetings where others are not within earshot--but it would be really interesting to see precisely who is changing their approach and why. 

I know that personally, I am not helpless if a colleague wears high heels or makeup, so it strikes me that there really ought to be a wide region of acceptable behavior that, apart from false accusations, ought to be acceptable to both sexes.  Along the same lines, the play-acting in my company's harassment training was mostly cases where anyone with a pulse and a conscience would recognize the behavior as obnoxious.  

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Aaron Blumer's picture

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This has been my experience with harassment training also. I keep thinking "To whom is all this not obvious? ... and to these few, is a video going to help them?" Maybe it will. Worth a try I suppose.