Sunday, February 4, 2018

The #MeToo Fallout: Sex Segregation

I have often predicted that the #MeToo movement would backfire on feminists. The picture of angry women retaliating against men for sex crimes, real and imagined, made for compelling media drama. Of course, no one is really empowered by destroying other people… especially people with wives and daughters. And by delighting in the fact.

The backlash has not been long in coming. Men are now refusing to meet alone with females in the workplace. They are no longer willing to have private work dinners or to travel with women. Feminists have increased the risk without increasing the potential reward. 

Kyle Smith offers some examples in his New York Post column today:

Consider what’s happening in the capital of Florida. Female staffers and lobbyists have found “many male legislators will no longer meet with them privately,” reported The Miami Herald. “I had a senator say, ‘I need my aide here in the room because I need a chaperone,’ ” lobbyist Jennifer Green told the paper. “I said, ‘Senator, why do you need a chaperone? ... Do you feel uncomfortable around me? Well, he said, anyone can say anything with the door shut.

“I’m getting the feeling that we’re going back 20 years as female professionals,” said Green, who owns her company. “I fully anticipate I’m going to be competing with another firm that is currently owned by some male, and the deciding factor is going to be: ‘You don’t want to hire a female lobbying firm in this environment.’

As for the tech world, where James Damore was fired for writing an insensitive memo about gender differences, here is the latest:

This kind of thinking is catching on in aggressively P.C. Silicon Valley, where men are taking to message boards like Reddit to express interest in sex segregation — sometimes labeled “Men Going Their Own Way,” or the “Man-o-Sphere.” How will that work out for women in the tech industry, where they already face substantial challenges?

Sex segregation… who would have imagined such a thing? Then again, if men in the workplace really behave as badly as feminists say, why would women want to associate with them anyway?

Smith continues:

Across industries, “Several major companies have told us they are now limiting travel between the genders,” Johnny Taylor, president of the Society for Human Resource Management, told the Chicago Tribune, citing execs who tell men not to go on business trips or share rental cars with women co-workers. UCLA psychologist Kim Elsesser, the author of “Sex and the Office,” sees a nascent “sex partition.” If men start to back away from women, at least in professional settings, it’s difficult to see how that will aid the feminist cause.

Of course, this will not aid the feminist cause. It’s almost like self-sabotage… performed in a blind rage by people who insist that anyone who sees them as more emotional than men is trafficking in an invidious stereotype.

As if that were not bad enough, filling the airwaves and people’s minds with images of women being sexually assaulted and harassed makes it that much more difficult to see women as competent professionals. And, dare we say, women who march around wearing pussy hats should not be surprised that the male gaze, when looking at them, does not hone in on their minds.


Anonymous said...

One of the "truisms" that has always interested me as I mature is that if one takes any issue that needs to be addressed by society and it will in a short time be taken over by radicals. It almost always turns into hatred of men, the society, the culture, et al. Once the radicals have gained enough to "milk" the issue for what its worth they are off to another issue. Much like the current democrats/leftists have done for years. Left in the wake of these radicals are, in this case, a significant number of women who will now pay the bill for allowing these radicals to speak for them because they thought they had something to gain, but by any measure they have lost or will lose. One can look at blacks and what has been done to them in order to "help" them and one is seeing the same thing as it applies to the DACA people.
It would seem that if one takes the example of successful issues being addressed they would want to emulate Gandhi or Martin Luther King where they got people to be their friends vice creating enemies, but history is ignored by people who are too obsessed with the issue and not the solution. Instead of creating an environment that is conducive to amicable solutions we see anger, hate, violence, alienation, et al. Now there is a way to get things solved. (SARC)

James said...

The "Feminists" do not care. For it is about power, which they now have and will wield regardless of consequences, to their targets, to their own "cause", even to themselves. They will wield it.
There, in it's right place.

Dennis said...
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Anonymous said...

Could that not be said of democrats/leftists? It should not surprise that many of the people who are radicals on one issue are also radicals on others. When one looks at the underlying structure of these radicals/feminists one sees the same structure in place no matter the issue. Power is always the ultimate goal. They move from one issue to another as they start to lose on one and then revisit the issue when another begins to fade. It is a constant circle of hate being pushed for that ultimate goal of power. Racism one day, sexism another, social justice another on ad nauseam. The radical/democrat/leftist does not discriminate as to the issues that they need to gain power and control. One is as good as the other to transform the society.

Sam L. said...

"As for the tech world, where James Damore was fired for writing an insensitive memo about gender differences, here is the latest:..." Insensitive???? Certainly didn't seem that way to me. Admittedly, Feminists would certainly think so, but they're on hair-trigger-warning status 24/7/365 anyway.

Stuart Schneiderman said...


James said...


Sam L. said...

Irony. Steam, or no-steam?

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...
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Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...
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Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

They crave what they claim to despise.