Bloomberg Article: "Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost"

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Here's the article:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-03...
Thoughts?

I'll start. Call me a coward or whatever, but socializing with women at work is just not worth it these days. They simply have too much power. One mis-spoken statement and your career might be ruined. There is no bar for evidence and it is truly guilty until proven innocent.

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Dec 3, 2018

coward - you disgrace the name your famiry

Dec 3, 2018

You are a fucking idiot if you can't have a conversation with a woman and not say something that could even potentially be taken as sexual harassment

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Dec 3, 2018

but anything can be potentially taken as sexual harassment - that's the point. it's subjective

Dec 3, 2018

Luckily for you I'm not a knuckle-dragging caveman so I can walk you through a little example:
What not to do: "hey I heard you like naked girls so you should join us at the strip club"
What's okay: "hey can you take notes on this call at noon."

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Dec 3, 2018

This is what happens. If you make it so costly to engage with a particular group, it won't happen. Whether we're talking about specific genders or races, it has the same result...

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Dec 3, 2018

I don't keep female work friends who don't have gray hair. The reality is, when you get comfortable with people aspects of the real "you" always come out, which includes talking about romantic interests and things that invariably can be construed as offensive, depending upon the person.

I have one child-bearing age female friend who is a contractor for the company and she and I routinely talk about personal things, and while I feel comfortable with her I still feel super nervous about that since outside of work there is nothing PC about how I speak. I absolutely don't socialize with her or any other female co-worker outside of work but I do have several male friends from work who I socialize with.

I can definitely see why fear of harassment charges would cause men to self-segregate, especially outside of work. No benefit to socializing with female co-workers--or greater risk than return.

Dec 3, 2018
real_Skankhunt42:

I don't keep female work friends who don't have gray hair. The reality is, when you get comfortable with people aspects of the real "you" always come out, which includes talking about romantic interests and things that invariably can be construed as offensive, depending upon the person.

I have one child-bearing age female friend who is a contractor for the company and she and I routinely talk about personal things, and while I feel comfortable with her I still feel super nervous about that since outside of work there is nothing PC about how I speak. I absolutely don't socialize with her or any other female co-worker outside of work but I do have several male friends from work who I socialize with.

I can definitely see why fear of harassment charges would cause men to self-segregate, especially outside of work. No benefit to socializing with female co-workers--or greater risk than return.

Exactly.

Dec 3, 2018

Yet another progressive cause that ends up hurting the people it intended to help. It's as bad as the grid girls controversy. The Kavanaugh farce obviously settled it for many men. Instead of risking blowing up the career you worked hard for, you simply cut out women altogether.

Then again, liberal activists have no qualms ruining millions of people's lives so long that they can build their egalitarian dytopia. So be it. It'll just get worse.

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Dec 3, 2018

I figured one of WSO's men's rights activists would post this. Yes after 50 years of shitty behavior by some men finally called out into the open, the real takeaway is how tough it's been on them!

You have nothing to worry about if you conduct yourself professionally in social settings, which you should have been doing all along. Be an adult and quit hyperventilating about the latest grievance cry Tucker Carlson tells you about.

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Dec 3, 2018
Alt-Ctr-Left:

I figured one of WSO's men's rights activists would post this. Yes after 50 years of shitty behavior by some men finally called out into the open, the real takeaway is how tough it's been on them!

You have nothing to worry about if you conduct yourself professionally in social settings, which you should have been doing all along. Be an adult and quit hyperventilating about the latest grievance cry Tucker Carlson tells you about.

Talk about missing the point. No one wants to "act professionally" in social settings. We want to be ourselves. I don't "act professionally" at home. Why would I actively search out situations socially where I have to act like I'm at work?

Dec 3, 2018
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