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Men now avoid women at work – another sign we're being punished for #MeToo

• https://www.theguardian.com by Arwa Mahdawi

It looks like Mike Pence is quite the trendsetter. The US vice-president famously refuses to have dinner alone with any woman who isn't his wife – and now working men across corporate America appear to be following his lead.

new study, due to be published in the journal Organizational Dynamics, has found that, following the #MeToo movement, men are significantly more reluctant to interact with their female colleagues. A few highlights from the research include:

 27% of men avoid one-on-one meetings with female co-workers. Yep, that's right, almost a third of men are terrified to be alone in a room with a woman.

 21% of men said they would be reluctant to hire women for a job that would require close interaction (such as business travel).


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