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The New Rules: AVOID ALL WOMEN!

Posted on | December 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

If you are male in the #MeToo era, every woman in the workplace is your enemy. Feminism’s goal is to destroy the careers of all men. There is only only one way for a man to be safe from this danger:

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.
In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way?
Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women. . . .
Interviews with more than 30 senior executives suggest many are spooked by #MeToo and struggling to cope. “It’s creating a sense of walking on eggshells,” said David Bahnsen, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley who’s now an independent adviser overseeing more than $1.5 billion. . . .
Now, 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.
“Women are grasping for ideas on how to deal with it, because it is affecting our careers,” said Karen Elinski, president of the Financial Women’s Association and a senior vice president at Wells Fargo & Co. “It’s a real loss.”
There’s a danger, too, for companies that fail to squash the isolating backlash and don’t take steps to have top managers be open about the issue and make it safe for everyone to discuss it, said Stephen Zweig, an employment attorney with FordHarrison.
“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.”

Before a woman can file a discrimination complaint against a man, however, first she has to learn his name. She can’t accuse you of harassment or discrimination is she doesn’t know who you are. So the goal for men now is to be invisible at work — drift into the office silently, like a ghost, hurry to your cubicle, never speak to anyone more than is absolutely necessary, then sneak out when the day is over.



 

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