Hey Men, Here’s What To Do about #MeToo

Enforcing workplace gender segregation is an unacceptable response to #MeToo that implicates you in doubling down on the original harm.

As a mental exercise — imagine taking gender out and putting race into the equation instead. Would it be acceptable for anyone to refuse to meet with a male colleague on his own because of his race? Refusing to meet with women candidates, entrepreneurs, and employees one-on-one because of their gender robs them of the critical attention and trust they need to advance. These engaged connections form the foundation of business collaboration and partnerships.

when in doubt, “Treat all women like you would treat Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.”

Would you press your front side along The Rock’s backside? Would you cozy up to him and put your arm around his waist at a bar? It’s clear and simple. To build upon this rule, my corollary to The Rock Test is to “Also treat all women as you want Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to treat you.” Do you want him to pick you up and throw you on the sofa? Do you want him to stand so close to you that you graze his biceps on his biceps when you turn to grab your drink, knowing that you are sleeze and that he hates sleezes?

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Entrepreneur + Essayist. CEO of sustainable gifting company: https://tokki.com/. Speaker, writer: https://www.seejanewonder.com. Addicted to making meaning.

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Jane Park

Jane Park

Entrepreneur + Essayist. CEO of sustainable gifting company: https://tokki.com/. Speaker, writer: https://www.seejanewonder.com. Addicted to making meaning.