Men are genuinely scared of women now.
LeanIn.org and SurveyMonkey’s new #MentorHer survey uncovers Friday that 60% of male managers’ report feeling “excessively apprehensive” about being blamed for harassment when interacting with women in “common workplace” exercises, for example, coaching, socializing and one-on-one meetings.
That is a 32% spike from 2018, with an extra 36% of men saying they now maintain a strategic distance from women in junior-level positions — successfully cleaving down their chance at climbing the company ladder or break glass ceiling effect.
“By far most of the managers and senior leaders are men,” says Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, Survey Monkey board part and author of LeanIn.Org, in an announcement. “In the event that they are nervous even to meet one-on-one with ladies, it’s absolutely impossible for women to get an equivalent shot at professionally proving themselves.”
The investigation reports that the apprehensive factor developed simultaneously with the ascent of the enormous #MeToo social media movement established by extremist Tarana Burke and powered by a downpour of models and on-screen characters blaming Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby for inappropriate behavior and assault.
Over the most recent three years, scores of women — and some prominent men, for example, on-screen characters Terry Crews and Anthony Rapp — came forward to voice their encounters with harassment by people in positions of power.
Now Sandberg says it’s time for men to “step up” and “redefine what it means to be a good guy at work” — before it costs us all a whole lot of cold hard cash.
If men won’t mentor a women colleague in fear of being accused of harassment later on, then how will a women who doesn’t intend to impose any such allegations prove her worth? Glass Ceiling is a global issue restricting females from reaching the highest positions like CEO at a company, doesn’t avoiding females in one-to-one meetings or ignoring women provoke the matter? Or is glass ceiling caused by women professional behavior who play on women card?
There are definitely two sides of a coin and striking a balance is vitally important. What are your opinions on the subject?