With the progressive left having weaponized the #MeToo movement, a new survey shows that 60 percent of male managers are uncomfortable mentoring, working one-on-one or socializing with a woman.
The poll was released by LeanIn.org and SurveyMonkey, and reflects a 33% increase from last year, according to CNBC.
All of which prompted a crass response from Rep. Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who responded by attacking men expressing legitimate concern.
“Is it really that hard to not be creepy?” the Bronx Bolshevik tweeted.
Is it really that hard to not be creepy? https://t.co/WJJv7QNDyn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 9, 2019
Senior-level men also say they are 12 times more likely to be hesitant about one-on-one meetings with a junior woman than they are a junior man, nine times more likely to be hesitant to travel with a junior woman for work than a junior man, and six times more likely to be hesitant to have a work dinner with a junior woman than a junior man,” CNBC reported.
The results coming after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh went on national television to defend himself from an ambush laid by Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., and her Democratic colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
A very distraught Kavanaugh angrily fought back against unfounded allegations from more than 40 years ago as his reputation and life’s work lay on the line. The toll it was taking on the jurist was clear for every man in the country to see.
Yet, those most responsible for the current environment now complain about the predictable consequences of their actions.
LeanIn.org founder and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg denounced the poll results as “totally unacceptable.”
She told CNBC “women already weren’t getting the same mentorship men were, particularly women of color,” saying “no one has ever gotten a promotion without getting a one-on-one meeting.”
Rachel Thomas, president of LeanIn.org, seems to think the answer is fewer straight white males in positions of leadership.
“We need more women in positions of leadership, more people of color and more LGBTQ people,” Thomas said. “We need to change what leadership looks like in our organizations because we know that will lead to more safer and stronger workplaces.”
Men are simply adapting to the environment they’re being forced to live in, as seen in a tweet of actor Keanu Reeves that’s been circulating this week, where the famed actor takes a hands off approach when posing with women.
As for Ocasio-Cortez, it seems the democratic socialist is doing her part to steer clear of males or, at least, one potential male challenger.
Rich Valdes, a conservative New Jersey radio producer who’s considering moving into Ocasio-Cortez’s district to run against her in the 2020 election told the New York Post the Democrat ran from him when he encountered her Sunday in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Valdes has previously said Ocasio-Cortez’s intitials, AOC, stand for “All Out Crazy.”
GOP opponent says AOC ‘literally ran’ away when challenged to a debate
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned tail on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to avoid a potential Republican challenger as they both marched in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday,]
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— AppSame (@AppSame) June 10, 2019
He told the Post he planned to challenge Ocasio-Cortez to a debate on the merits of capitalism versus socialism when he saw her, but she “cut her handshaking short, jerked her hand back and jetted to the other side of the street.”
“She literally ran!” Valdes said.
“I thought this was a good time to try and get a response but I honestly only saw the back of her head as she trotted across the street,” he added.
Right or wrong, men are taking notice of the potential minefield that has been laid before them.
— Chagres (@ChagresPTY) June 9, 2019
Here’s a sampling of responses to Ocasio-Cortez from Twitter:
As I said in the previous tweet that somehow disappeared: No, it’s not that men are inherently creepy. It’s that they’re afraid they’ll be interpreted as creepy, in the era of Me Too and overreactions.
— Ashley Rae Goldenberg (@Communism_Kills) June 9, 2019
Don’t hire women, don’t work with women. Men will not have to worry about crazy bitches accusing men of wrong #MeToo Will leave millions of women alone an single for life. #KeepAllYourStuff #WomenAreDangerous #MAGA
— Jon Henderson (@JonBones67) June 10, 2019
You know what AOC one might ask you the same question? Are you a hugger? Are you a toucher? Do you engage people with your eyes? Are you a good listener? Why does the lack of training in interpersonal skills have to equate to the man being the problem in your eyes? Seriously?
— Flyboy McDillon (@michillbilly) June 10, 2019
Tone deaf comment. There are a lot of bad guys out there who have done bad things but theres also women who have exploited others pain for their gain and made false claims against good men. Women can be sharks too and it’s a delicate situation that requires trust from both
— Alex Andrason (@AAndrason) June 9, 2019
I think it is more like we, as men, aren’t sure what we will be accused of next.
— The Tile Guru (@The_Tile_Guru) June 10, 2019
Labeling people instantly as creepy doesn’t help. What if they are good people who are being cautious?
I actually saw a Me Too billboard for a law firm recently.
If you see a sign like that, hell someone might reconsider mentoring.
— Eric Agnew (@Agnewevents) June 9, 2019