It's odd, I've been saying similar things to the content in that article for years. Some of the content is so specific that I have to question where they got it from (yes, I am arrogant enough to call it potential plagiarism). But it's also possible that due to the Political Correctness, false accusations, and the hysteria of being falsely accused of sexual harassment BECAUSE of women in the workplace, it is very possible for various people to come to the same exact set of conclusions that I have. It's just odd that they word it, sometimes, in the same way I do.
Here are some of the takeaways from the article for men to mitigate the risk of having female coworkers:
1. No more dinners with female colleagues.
2. Don’t sit next to them on flights.
3. Book hotel rooms on different floors.
4. Avoid one-on-one meetings.
This presents a problem for women in the workplace. How are they supposed to move up in the financial industry if their male colleagues avoid them to prevent the harassment debauchery?
And this can risk getting sex-based discrimination lawsuits. "Unfair, they discriminated against me by not involving me. I cannot get a promotion and all my male colleagues get them." That's a legit concern.
Congratulations: this is the result of toxic feminism and toxic political correctness.
How about we teach our daughters to kick men in the balls or punch them in the face? "But but but!!! Violence in the work place!" Nah, I'd rather a man get punched in the face out of a misunderstanding than a sexual harassment suit or discrimination suit. We've become too much like babies. Too politically correct. If a man got kicked in the balls AND could do absolutely NOTHING about it because he said something over the line, he'd think twice about sexual harassment. This should be default behavior.
Now women are being alienated because they are, rightfully and correctly, being viewed as negative financial liabilities.
Problems with women in the workplace:
1. Take off of work too much.
2. Have babies and quit their job.
3. Too much sexual harassment fear in the workplace due to all the crap happening.
4. Go through extreme emotional ups and downs significantly more so than men, according to both men and women surveyed. Citation
And the damn good women in the workplace are negatively impacted by these biases and problems. It sucks. I know some of these women. They are badass. But they are being held back.
Fragile men and edgy Rightist youtube boys. Oh my.
But the answer is rather simply, this guy put it:
"There are as many or more men who are responding in quite different ways. One, an investment adviser who manages about 100 employees, said he briefly reconsidered having one-on-one meetings with junior women. He thought about 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 *******.”
That’s pretty much the bottom line, said Ron Biscardi, chief executive officer of Context Capital Partners. “It’s really not that hard.” -snip
And that guy is an idiot if he thinks "doing the same" is the solution. Leaving the door open is a good idea but that's only a small step in the right direction. He needs to record all meetings if he wants to stay out of trouble.
No, I am not joking.
If he thinks, "Just don't be an ***hole" is the correct solution, then he has missed the point entirely. The problem is, most are not. But some of that set STILL end up in lawsuits.
Captain Picard put it best:
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So what are men like me doing? We avoid situations where "committing no mistakes but still lose" can happen.
I don't think he's an idiot as I don't think women in general are just waiting and looking for some excuse to file a harassment and/or discrimination lawsuit, most women, like men, want to do their jobs and be recognized for their performance.
The odd case of false harassment/discrimination is going to happen regardless, as there's shitty people in the world, both men and women.
I do think he's an idiot for thinking that all he has to do is "not be an ***hole." The problem is, most are not. But some of that set STILL end up in lawsuits.
I agree with this statement. However, the problem is not with "most women." 1 lawsuit is all it takes for a multimillion dollar company be taken down. "If only I had not been unlucky enough to have that one woman working here." That type of thinking spreads like a meme (how Dawkins originally defined "meme") and you see aversion to hiring women. The trend the article is pointing out.
This is where you fall out of line with people who run complicated models by collecting a crap ton of dating and are determining that liability of women in the workplace is increasing.
It's a numbers game. Some organizations exist to do consulting for others. They review things such as sensitive cases from HR, do all sorts of demographic analyses and determine insurance policies and company based on those results. If you are this type of consultant, you make a lot of money.
But you also see trends. When you get expensive insurance to mitigate the financial risk of a female in your work place, you probably have to take a step back and ask yourself what the hell is wrong with the workplace.
There ARE men who still harass. And they should pay the price for it. But more often than not, it's stupid crap that ends up in HR and stupid crap that results in lawsuits.This is what they are talking about in that article. No one is arguing that sexual harassment is okay. No one should. The problem is the pendulum swung too far one way and now it is becoming less of a financially secure investment to have women in the workplace.