“Men and women still don’t seem to have figured out how to work or socialize together. For many, [it] is better simply to avoid each other.”
—Claire Cain Miller, New York Times correspondent, in “It’s Not Just Mike Pence. Americans Are Wary of Being Alone with the Opposite Sex”
According to a new poll, 60 percent of women think it’s inappropriate to have drinks alone with a man who is not their spouse, 53 percent think it’s inappropriate to have dinner alone, 44 percent to have lunch and 25 percent to have a work meeting. The men’s numbers for the same activities with a woman who isn’t their spouse were 48 percent, 45 percent, 36 percent and 22 percent, respectively. As the NYT article points out, these findings show how much gender still figures in our work relationships—and hurts our opportunities.
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