AnCaps
ANARCHO-CAPITALISTS
Bitch-Slapping Statists For Fun & Profit Based On The Non-Aggression Principle
 
HomePortalGalleryCalendarFAQRegisterLog in
 

 Yo! #metoo

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
CovOps

CovOps

Female Location : Ether-Sphere
Job/hobbies : Irrationality Exterminator
Humor : Über Serious

PostSubject: Yo! #metoo   Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:09 am

#dometoo

Devil lol
_________________
Anarcho-Capitalist, AnCaps Forum, Ancapolis, The Dark Side, Post-Apocalypse, OZschwitz Contraband
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:58 pm

lol fuhrer
_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
CovOps

CovOps

Female Location : Ether-Sphere
Job/hobbies : Irrationality Exterminator
Humor : Über Serious

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:06 am

This congresswoman is starting #MeTooCongress to draw attention to sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/10/27/this-congresswoman-is-starting-metoocongress-to-draw-attention-to-sexual-harassment-on-capitol-hill/

============

#DoMeTooCongress

Twisted Evil
_________________
Anarcho-Capitalist, AnCaps Forum, Ancapolis, The Dark Side, Post-Apocalypse, OZschwitz Contraband
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:02 am

Sleeping Beauty is the latest victim of the imbecilic #MeToo campaign

http://www.essentialkids.com.au/news/current-affairs/sleeping-beauty-has-become-the-latest-victim-in-the-metoo-campaign-20171123-gzs0ho
_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:12 pm

Has #MeToo gone too far?

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/has-metoo-has-gone-too-far-20180116-h0ivul.html
_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:50 am

Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo campaign

https://au.be.yahoo.com/entertainment/celebrity/a/38652550/brigitte-bardot-slams-metoo-campaign/
_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:03 am

Germaine Greer challenges #MeToo campaign

http://www.smh.com.au/world/germaine-greer-challenges-metoo-campaign-20180121-h0lpra.html
_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:27 pm

Absurd: Casey Affleck withdraws from Oscars in wake of #metoo

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/casey-affleck-withdraws-from-oscars-in-wake-of-metoo-20180125-h0okjm.html

_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:34 pm

Why the #MeToo movement risks doing more harm than good

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/smh-editorial/accusation-doesnt-equal-guilt-20180125-h0ocot.html


_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
CovOps

CovOps

Female Location : Ether-Sphere
Job/hobbies : Irrationality Exterminator
Humor : Über Serious

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:05 am

Assemblywoman and #MeToo champion accused of groping

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/08/california-assemblywoman-and-metoo-champion-accused-of-groping/
_________________
Anarcho-Capitalist, AnCaps Forum, Ancapolis, The Dark Side, Post-Apocalypse, OZschwitz Contraband
Back to top Go down
CovOps

CovOps

Female Location : Ether-Sphere
Job/hobbies : Irrationality Exterminator
Humor : Über Serious

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:37 pm

‘Witch hunts should be left in the Middle Ages’: Oscar-winning film director blasts #MeToo

https://www.rt.com/news/418437-austrian-director-haneke-metoo/
_________________
Anarcho-Capitalist, AnCaps Forum, Ancapolis, The Dark Side, Post-Apocalypse, OZschwitz Contraband
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:57 pm

Pig heads and angel wings: imbecilic French designer Myriam Chalek stages #MeToo NYFW show

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/fashion-week/pig-heads-and-angel-wings-french-designer-stages-metoo-nyfw-show-20180212-p4z01x.html

_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:50 pm

#MeToo special a meandering mess even without Charles Waterstreet

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/qa-recap-metoo-special-a-meandering-mess-even-without-charles-waterstreet-20180215-h0w6gd.html

_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
CovOps

CovOps

Female Location : Ether-Sphere
Job/hobbies : Irrationality Exterminator
Humor : Über Serious

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:09 am

California Democrat, and #MeToo activist, allegedly urged staffers to play 'spin the bottle': report

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/19/california-democrat-and-metoo-activist-allegedly-urged-staffers-to-play-spin-bottle-report.html
_________________
Anarcho-Capitalist, AnCaps Forum, Ancapolis, The Dark Side, Post-Apocalypse, OZschwitz Contraband
Back to top Go down
CovOps

CovOps

Female Location : Ether-Sphere
Job/hobbies : Irrationality Exterminator
Humor : Über Serious

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:56 am

Documents say leading voice of #MeToo arranged to pay an actor after he claimed she sexually assaulted him at 17.


Asia Argento, who accused Weinstein, made deal with her own accuser

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/asia-argento-who-accused-weinstein-made-deal-with-her-own-accuser-20180820-p4zyjn.html

cuntcup
_________________
Anarcho-Capitalist, AnCaps Forum, Ancapolis, The Dark Side, Post-Apocalypse, OZschwitz Contraband
Back to top Go down
RR Phantom

RR Phantom

Location : Wabbit Hole
Job/hobbies : Cayman Islands Actuary

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:54 pm

It's official, the fallout for #MeToo men lasts about 8-10 months

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/it-s-official-the-fallout-for-metoo-men-lasts-about-8-10-months-20180829-p500gw.html
_________________
Anarcho Capitalists Retail , Molyneux Cult Watch Souvenir Mall , OZschwitz Downunder BoutiqueAnarcho-Capitalists,AnCaps Forum,Anti-State,Anti-Statist,Inalienable Rights Defenders,Non-Aggression Principle,Non-Initiation of Force Principle,Rothbardians,Anarchist,Capitalist,objectivism,Ayn Rand,Anarcho-Capitalism,Anarcho-Capitalist,politics,libertarianism,Ancap Forum,Anarchist Forum,Vulgar Libertarians,Hippies of The Right,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalist,Forum for Anarcho-Capitalists,Forum for AnCap,Forum for AnCaps,Libertarian,Anarcho-Objectivist,Freedom, Laissez Faire, Free Trade, Black Market, Randroid, Randroids, Rothbardian, AynArchist, Anarcho-Capitalist Forum, Anarchism, Anarchy, Free Market Anarchism, Free Market Anarchy, Market Anarchy
Back to top Go down
CovOps

CovOps

Female Location : Ether-Sphere
Job/hobbies : Irrationality Exterminator
Humor : Über Serious

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:36 am

LOLOLOLOL, BLOWBACK:

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


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.

Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation.

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.

This is hardly a single-industry phenomenon, as men across the country check their behavior at work, to protect themselves in the face of what they consider unreasonable political correctness -- or to simply do the right thing. The upshot is forceful on Wall Street, where women are scarce in the upper ranks. The industry has also long nurtured a culture that keeps harassment complaints out of the courts and public eye, and has so far avoided a mega-scandal like the one that has engulfed Harvey Weinstein.
‘Real Loss’

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.”
Channeling Pence

While the new personal codes for dealing with #MeToo have only just begun to ripple, the shift is already palpable, according to the people interviewed, who declined to be named. They work for hedge funds, law firms, banks, private equity firms and investment-management firms.

For obvious reasons, few will talk openly about the issue. Privately, though, many of the men interviewed acknowledged they’re channeling Pence, saying how uneasy they are about being alone with female colleagues, particularly youthful or attractive ones, fearful of the rumor mill or of, as one put it, the potential liability.

A manager in infrastructure investing said he won’t meet with female employees in rooms without windows anymore; he also keeps his distance in elevators. A late-40-something in private equity said he has a new rule, established on the advice of his wife, an attorney: no business dinner with a woman 35 or younger.

The changes can be subtle but insidious, with a woman, say, excluded from casual after-work drinks, leaving male colleagues to bond, or having what should be a private meeting with a boss with the door left wide open.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-03/a-wall-street-rule-for-the-metoo-era-avoid-women-at-all-cost
_________________
Anarcho-Capitalist, AnCaps Forum, Ancapolis, The Dark Side, Post-Apocalypse, OZschwitz Contraband
Back to top Go down
CovOps

CovOps

Female Location : Ether-Sphere
Job/hobbies : Irrationality Exterminator
Humor : Über Serious

PostSubject: Re: Yo! #metoo   Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:15 pm

#MeToo: men close ranks


In this week of International Women’s Day ­celebrations, I have troubling news from the front line of gender relations. The conflict between men and women at work is increasing in some sectors. It’s a trend that’s worrying many who hoped our workplaces were becoming more equal for men and women and now fear they may be going backwards. Ironically, many attribute these problems to steps that have been taken to help women stay in work and get promoted. They point to well-intentioned programs designed to promote “diversity and inclusion” through flexible work, coaching and mentoring that have unintentionally sparked resentment among men. Some see it as killing with kindness.

Last year, I wrote about the “big little lies” we tell about working and parenting (“Working lies”, Sept 1-2). It struck a chord, particularly the reports of some women with big jobs who said in public that Having It All was fantastic, while privately they were falling on the floor with exhaustion. Many working women got in touch with me in response to the article to say that while they found themselves publicly spouting the merits of “lean in” — Sheryl Sandberg’s famous pronouncement that women should be more ambitious — the ­reality is that their lives are highly stressful and sometimes chaotic. When, in December, Michelle Obama broke ranks to declare candidly, “That whole, ‘So you can have it all’ — nope, not at the same time. That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn’t work all the time,” women everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Since then, I’ve been talking to some of these apparently successful women about why they ­pretend it’s working when, privately, they say they’re pushed to breaking point. Some women, depressingly, say it’s getting worse: they fear a future where there are actually fewer women at senior levels in some industries (law, finance, management consultancy, media, advertising).

At the start of conversations about why top women don’t tell the truth, many give me the ­reasons I expect. Namely, that they want to encourage other women in the hope that having more women at the top will improve things for everyone. They also lie about their lives because they want to be loyal to their employers or, at least, to keep their jobs. Finally, they are reluctant to admit their lives are not working out because ­confessing that you’re finding things hard at work and at home sounds like an admission of failure, and high-flyers are used to being seen as a success.

One senior woman who reflected on why she used to lie about her working reality, before she burnt out and moved out of corporate life, said: “The first thing we do is we lie to ourselves. We tell ourselves that working at this pace is normal. Then we lie to our families and colleagues — and then we lie to other women. We almost collude with each other to make this OK. Central to it, I think, is shame. And competence. I was used to being able to solve problems and move on in life, then I had kids and I didn’t know how to do it. Children aren’t a problem to be solved, they require a different state of being — one that takes effort but one that is hard to own up to. No woman wants to be thought of as a bad mother.”

All of this makes sense. But as the conversations go on, more troubling thoughts begin to emerge. A woman who works in finance spoke on the promise of anonymity. “I am really worried that we are already at risk of going backwards on female representation at the senior levels of business, especially in finance. What I’m seeing is that the men are afraid and we’re getting the backlash. They feel the world is changing and their status is under threat. I am watching them gather around each other and close ranks. They already think women get the better deal. I worry it could actually be harder for the next group of women coming through than it was for my generation. I see so many of my friends, peers and colleagues becoming ‘mumpreneurs’ or quitting altogether because of this. It’s extremely depressing. But speaking out more publicly would, I think, create more resentment and might actually make it worse.”

Looking out through the glass conference room doors to check nobody is watching us talking, she goes on: “I see growing resentment among men of women’s progress. Men I like personally as colleagues openly say that a lot of women get jobs because of tokenism. They don’t think they deserve the jobs. If the women then dare to ask for flexibility, they doubly resent it. We have great policies on paper around flexibility. But I’ve heard the men call working from home ‘TTP’ days, which means Taking The Piss days. Some label the women’s group at work the Burning Your Bra group and joke that it’s held around a cauldron.”

It’s a view that columnist and former host of Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson tapped into recently when commenting on the BBC’s search for a host for one of its prime-time programs. “Anyone who has got a scrotum, forget it. They just aren’t giving jobs to men at the moment. There is an argument that it’s been all men for a long time, so what’s wrong with it being all women for some time? I get that. That’s fine. We just, as men, have to accept we’ve had it. Let’s just go down the bar.”

And, increasingly, powerful groups of men are going to the pub or to network on the golf course without the women, excluding them once again from the inner circles where decisions are made.

Similarly, a group of men at the advertising agency JWT have challenged a decision to let them go, after a new female creative director promised to shake things up. They say they have been discriminated against on the basis of gender, age and race. Others say it’s well overdue that the “pale, stale and male” agency had an overhaul and others were given a chance to shine. Human resources expert Claudia Iton nods knowingly at all this. “I’m reminded of the saying that, for a privileged group, any steps towards equality, however limited, can feel like discrimination,” she says.

A corporate headhunter I spoke to observes a cycle that he worries is also making the problems worse. “If senior women are recruited and are seen to have been chosen for their gender rather than their skills, they start off in a difficult place,” he says. “However subtle it is, they will feel unsupported and may then struggle to hit their targets. This will confirm the view that women can’t cut it at those levels. In some cases, they are also being paid perhaps over the odds to help ‘reduce’ the reported pay-gap numbers. What I see are many executive boards talking the talk but not walking the walk on diversity. They are box-ticking — and the way they are doing it may make things worse.”

All this has to be seen in the context of dramatic changes in working patterns over the past 20 years. In that time, we have moved from an expectation that most families will have one, usually male, breadwinner and the other parent in a supporting role, either based at home or working in a more flexible way. House prices and social expectations have changed and dual-income households are now seen as normal. This means that parents have to figure out how to care for their families in spite of longer hours in the office, longer commutes and potentially endless demands online. It’s not easy to do, even if you’re in charge. A chief executive of a business that prides itself on being family-friendly told me recently that, much as she tries to protect her staff from constant ­electronic intrusion, the reality is that she is still online after midnight every night of the week.

Yet there is great potential for economic rewards from creating working patterns that appeal to those who also have caring roles. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development attributes 10-20 per cent of GDP growth in Nordic countries to the raft of measures they have introduced over the past 50 years to make work and family life more compatible. More companies are experimenting with shorter working days and weeks. German tech firm Digital Enabler has introduced a five-hour day from 8am to 1pm in a bid to attract the best talent and improve productivity by having a really focused working day.

As yet, this isn’t the way many big businesses are going. In fact, rather the opposite. Someone who made it to the top in corporate finance, but has recently stepped out to run her own business, reflects on the additional impact of the “always on” phenomenon. She describes years of working days that started as she woke and ended when she charged her phone by the bed. So much so that her two kids chose to go to boarding school, partly because both parents worked every evening. “We did a legal deal a few years ago and the lawyers respond to emails at 1am. When do they sleep?”

Even when she was quite senior, she says she struggled with a boss who held team meetings at 7am. “I did talk to HR, but absolutely nothing was done and I had to move teams.” Another banker reports that her company had to introduce a ­policy to stop conference calls on a Saturday. Which is good, she says, except that Sunday has instead become pretty much like any other work day.

The problem is that many of the men who run businesses still see the world through the prism of the way it has worked for them. One mum of three says: “Most have no concept of what it means to be a co-working family. I work with men who have wives who literally pack their suitcases for them when they go on work trips. These men have no idea of the planning that their female ­colleagues, male colleagues with working partners and single parents have to do. Not to mention how much we all end up spending on emergency childcare. Because of this, it’s not unusual to find out at the very last minute that an extra day has been added to a work trip. When that happens, it can make me feel physically sick. I say nothing because they would just see it as moaning, but a change like that will have me up half the night, sorting out the arrangements for the family.” This is a woman whose husband also works but, like many I interview, she still shoulders the vast majority of the family organising.

One lawyer continues on the impact of having a predominance of men at the top of the business: “You get a certain culture,” she says. “There is still a lot of shouting and aggression and a very high-pressured environment. There is an expectation that everything will be done immediately and that people are available pretty much all the time. They have no tolerance for someone who leaves at 4pm to pick up their kids, saying that they can’t edit a document right this moment.”

Those who do manage to carve out a more ­balanced schedule describe the frustrations that come with it. If they managed, for example, to negotiate a three- or four-day week, they were expected to work more hours than they were paid for. They were also put on the “mummy track”.

It is also a culture that makes those inclined to speak out hesitate. A board-level woman in banking says: “When someone asks me to speak about diversity and women in finance, my heart sinks. You know someone will be primed to savage you. They force confrontation and use bullying tactics to put you off speaking out. They say that the ‘leaking pipeline’ is just ‘lifestyle choices’. That it’s not a ‘right’, it’s a ‘choice’ to have a baby and you just have to deal with it. It puts me off speaking.”

It isn’t just hours. A team leader at an investment bank says: “At our firm, there remains an after-work drinking culture that anyone involved in running family life can’t be a part of. It used to be that younger women would join in with that and at least have a chance of being part of the ‘in crowd’. But, since #MeToo, the men are wary. Too many stories are told about pay-offs to young women who say they were groped on a night out. It’s very hard to know the truth about these ­stories, as they usually get settled [with a non-disclosure agreement]. But the stories that are told are always that the woman exploited the system for money. Whether that’s the case or not, what really worries me is that a lot of other women will suffer professionally as a result. One man I work with went as far as to say, ‘Why would we include them [women] when they do this to us?’”

There is evidence to support this view. A ­survey last year by Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.org and ­SurveyMonkey showed that almost half of male managers who participated were uncomfortable ­mentoring, socialising or working alone with female colleagues. Sixteen per cent of male managers now hesitate to mentor a woman — more than triple the number that said this before #MeToo. Surveys suggest that ­senior men are more likely to hesitate to have a work dinner with a junior-level woman than with a junior-level man, and they are five times more likely to hesitate to travel for work with a junior-level woman. This is perhaps why some report noticing an increase in work-related social/client events that are strongly geared towards men: ­racing-car excursions, extreme ­skiing, caving — all held at weekends, of course.

This cultural backdrop also has a negative impact on many males. One senior man in banking says: “I resent that I can’t open up my schedule to spend a few hours at the kids’ school or leave before 7pm sometimes, even though the women can. I don’t resent the women for it, but I do see it as a failure of management.” He says his executive team wouldn’t even recognise what he is talking about.

The women I talk with acknowledge this: “I see that younger dads who want to go home at sensible times of the evening and take the parental leave they’re entitled to are afraid of being a laughing stock. People ask them, ‘Don’t you care about your career?’ Or they are accused of being henpecked. Some of these men, who feel emasculated if they ask for what women can access, grow to resent their colleagues who can work flexibly.”

Some men are also burning with indignation that the focus seems to be on helping their female colleagues to the exclusion of their needs: “[Women] get mentoring, coaching and a support group — we just have to get on with the work.”

As I listen to these stories, I despair. I see these bright, talented women who are so tempted to give up in the face of insurmountable challenges, while everyone pretends this is working out just fine. Meanwhile, the men say they too are stressed, tired and frustrated that they can’t ever escape work. The risk here is that we all shrink further back into our shells. What we urgently need are senior people to talk about these issues in public.

The good news is that some companies are ­trying to make changes. Emma Codd, managing partner for talent at Deloitte UK, says: “When we started a move to more flexible working, I decided to calculate the costs of not addressing this — to look at the people walking out of the door that didn’t need to leave, the recruitment and training costs of replacing them and the office space we could save on — and it was clear that it was in our interests to make it happen. Since then, just in the UK, we have saved about £200 million as a result.”

Over the past few months, I have been talking to psychologists and therapists about children raised by parents who are both working long hours. Sarah Clarke, a child and adolescent therapist, says: “Much as I want to be a badass feminist supporting working mums everywhere, my therapy room is full of sad children who miss their parents. I am not going to not say this just because it makes people feel guilty.”

More than good intentions, what we need is action, and that starts with senior men and women speaking out about the reality of their lives.

https://outline.com/YU3GRA
_________________
Anarcho-Capitalist, AnCaps Forum, Ancapolis, The Dark Side, Post-Apocalypse, OZschwitz Contraband
Back to top Go down
 

Yo! #metoo

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Anarcho-Capitalist Categorical Imperatives :: More Via AnCaps: Culture, Art & Media-