This Life Hack Telling Men How Not to Sexually Harass Women at Work Is Perfect
“Stress no more! This life hack will have you treating women like people in no time.”
It’s the life-hack everybody is talking about.
If you’re a man, how can you avoid sexually harassing your female colleagues in the workplace?
Stay with us.
I went ahead & broke it down into terms even those trapped in the most toxic of masculinity prisons can grasp: https://t.co/ff7PJNB6Ez— AVC🌹 (@annevclark) October 9, 2017
The problem, quite clearly, is the men often doing the harassing.
Writer Anne Victoria Clark has therefore devised the perfect tongue-in-cheek visualisation exercise, responding to a New York Times article that claimed men in Silicon Valley are becoming less likely to mentor females out of fear of sexual harassment scandals.
“It’s as clear cut as this,” Clark writes on Medium. “Treat all women like you would treat Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.”
And, incredibly, The Rock himself is also on board.
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE IS HERE!!! https://t.co/d1XjzYX8hh— AVC🌹 (@annevclark) October 10, 2017
Are you finding that your mind wanders when you’re in a meeting with a female coworker, asks Clark? Just think of The Rock.
The practical solution can work in any professional situation, explains Clark, and she even provides some helpful examples for those who still don’t get that sexually harassing someone is easy to avoid.
For example, if you’re out for coffee with a female colleague who just wants to network. “She looks like a person who is working very hard to achieve her goals,” writes Clark, describing what happens once you visualise The Rock. “But definitely don’t hit on her. It looks like she could kill you with the chair you’re sitting on.”
According to the YouGov poll, a quarter of people in the US have witnessed sexual harassment taking place. So perhaps this is an exercise worth sending to a friend?
It’s rock-solid advice — and the internet is seriously backing it.
This is wonderful. https://t.co/dMZlFPAZ4R— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 10, 2017
This is literally the best piece I have read aloud to my wife in at least a year. https://t.co/smMoF8v5Tn— Ryan Koronowski (@koronet) October 11, 2017
“So there you go!” Clark concludes. “You’ve learned the quick and easy way to interact with women without behaving inappropriately. Simply offer them the same respect, admiration, and healthy dose of fear you’d offer anyone who could completely destroy you should you deserve it.”
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