by Ingrid Jacques
The Detroit News
As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field, I am concerned about what the #MeToo fallout means not only for me but for the women journalists who will come after me. Men (the smart ones anyway) are going to be scared to death of interacting with their female counterparts, for fear of their actions getting misconstrued. For instance, a recent poll from The Economist found that young people (18-30) have some very strict ideas of what’s acceptable behavior. In the U.S., about one-third believe it’s sexual harassment for a non-partner to compliment a woman’s appearance. Similarly, 25 percent think it’s always or usually harassment if a man asks a woman out for a drink.
All of my bosses in the media business have been men, and I’ve learned so much from my time working with them, and developing friendships with the experienced professionals I respect. Yet younger women may not get that chance, as men may not think such platonic relationships are worth the risk.
Good luck, millennial males, you have a long row to hoe, and the females of your generation are going to make you hoe it without a hoe because they don’t have a clue about what they really want. Such are the fruits of this politically correct, f*cked up world they have created.. – The Liberator