Post #MeToo, are men ready to adjust?
Earlier this year, LeanIn.org published a survey—Working Relationships in the #MeToo Era—and the results made big news with coverage in major media.
The most notable finding from our perspective is that in light of the #MeToo movement, men now report being less inclined to work as mentors for women.
It seems like many men are getting defensive and sometimes assuming a passive-aggressive posture. This could mean that otherwise valuable mentoring may not happen in some cases.
But there’s no reason for men to stop mentoring women. Rather, men and women simply need to be knowledgeable and aware of what’s appropriate in mentoring relationships. (Related article.)
This is the topic or Randy White‘s interview with clinical psychologist Mira Brancu, writing for her Psychology Today blog, read it HERE.
As you would expect, there are no simple answers, but it’s good to start and continue the conversation.