For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction.
When the #MeToo movement became a hysterical crusade with men being attacked for bad dates & things they supposedly did for 20 years ago while any pushback was met with cries of “sexism,” “rape culture” and screams of “#believeallwomen,” men took notice that the level of risk in dealing with women had dramatically increased. That had real consequences,
LeanIn.org and SurveyMonkey’s new #MentorHer poll reveals Friday that 60% of male managers report feeling “too nervous” about being accused of harassment to interact with women in “common workplace” activities such as mentoring, socializing and one-on-one meetings.
That’s a 32% spike from 2018, with an additional 36% of men saying they now actively avoid women in junior-level positions — effectively chopping down their shot at climbing the corporate ladder.