We learn from Bloomberg that Wall Street is taking a page from noted suppressed sex fiends Mike and Mother Pence and are shunning women entirely:
“No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.
“In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way?
“Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women.
Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation.”
Walking termite buffet Mike Pence famously won’t dine alone with a woman; Pence also insists on Mother Pence to be present if he attends an event where alcohol is served, because Dawg Only Knows what kinda lecherous sexxxytime those heathen she-devils might tempt Jeebus’ baby brother into committing if he ever loosened up and took the flag pole outta his ass.
But back to Wall Street. This banning of interaction between men and women is detrimental to the careers of women:
“Now, more than a year into the #MeToo movement—with its devastating revelations of harassment and abuse in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond—Wall Street risks becoming more of a boy’s club, rather than less of one…In this charged environment, the question is how the response to #MeToo might actually end up hurting women’s progress. Given the male dominance in Wall Street’s top jobs, one of the most pressing consequences for women is the loss of male mentors who can help them climb the ladder.
“There aren’t enough women in senior positions to bring along the next generation all by themselves,” Lisa Kaufman, chief executive officer of LaSalle Securities, told Bloomberg. “Advancement typically requires that someone at a senior level knows your work, gives you opportunities and is willing to champion you within the firm. It’s hard for a relationship like that to develop if the senior person is unwilling to spend one-on-one time with a more junior person.”
Leave it to powerful men to look at the #MeToo movement and think to themselves, It’s All About Me! and to miss the real message while promoting gender segregation and damaging equality.
The message is pretty simple, boys: don’t be a creep. That’s it.