Well, it feels as though the fallout of MeToo movement has resulted in two opposing camps at loggerheads regarding issues related to sexual misconduct.
Here’s the thing… Reformers need to keep this underlying point in mind: the goal of the MeToo movement is to stop sexual assault and harassment, not to promote animosity between men and women.
The Unintended Consequences of MeToo
It’s important to be aware of unintended consequences of MeToo that might push men and women further apart. For instance, the fallout of MeToo has led to some men living in fear of unjust workplace accusations. Some corporate CEOs are reluctant to have meetings with only one female participant, and so will have another woman come to act as a chaperone. And some companies are afraid to send men and women on business trips together, so they limit travel by gender. We don’t want this kind of backlash.
What We Want
What we do want is education. We want men to know how they can act to prevent sexual misconduct when they see it in their friends and co-workers. That really doesn’t seem like too much to ask, does it? And many decent men with good intentions are already asking for this information. I have recorded a short video to expound my opinion on this topic. Please watch it below.
Feminists have rallied to support the victims of sexual harassment. The MeToo movement has made great strides in bringing attention to the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment. The TimesUp movement raised $20 million dollars as of February, 2018. We have done so much already, but are not even close to completing our mission.
Now, it is up to us to create a work environment that takes into account all sides of the problem. We need to work around the fallout of MeToo to promote better communication and balanced leadership within companies. That’s our goal at The Women’s Code. We aim to foster workplaces that support each team member to perform at his or her best.
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At her lowest point, Beate Chelette was $135,000 in debt, a single mother, and forced to leave her home. Only 18 months later, she sold her image licensing business to Bill Gates in a multimillion dollar deal. Chelette is a nationally known ‘gender decoder’ who has appeared in over 60 radio shows, respected speaker, career coach, consummate creative entrepreneur, and author of Happy Woman Happy World. Beate is also the founder of The Women’s Code, a unique guide to women leadership and personal and career success that offers a new code of conduct for today’s business, private, and digital worlds. Determined to build a community of women supporting each other, she took her life-changing formula documented it all in a book Brian Tracy calls “an amazing handbook for every woman who wants health, happiness, love and success!”
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