Re: why SHP is bad for women, 2nd reason

Topics: Sexism
15 Nov 1991

From: ervan

from 12/91 Reason, by Virginia Postrel:

None of this [SHP] is good for women. The furor over sexual harassment
teaches men that women are simultaneously extremely fragile and
extremely dangerous. Any little thing can set us off. And once we're
offended, we can ruin your life.

The wise man will, therefore, never be alone with a female colleague,
least of all behind a closed door. That means no manager-to-manager
discussions of personnel or budgets, no confidences, and no
confidence. It means the workplace becomes once again a boys' club,
where the real work is done by men and women are there just for