#metoo movement is about power

Undisclosed kBmQ47
Feb 19, 2018 19 Comments

Look at Kevin Spacey case. It wasn’t about gender, but it was about power. Whoever has the power, which also can be a group of individuals who are majority or in power, shouldn’t misuse the power. This also applies to bullies, any sort of discrimination not just sexual harassment.

In our work places, the sad reality is men are in power (something really hard to deny...seriously...) So...please take your time and contemplate about sexism before you get mad at women speaking up about sexism at work place. Please!

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  • Undisclosed Snamazon
    "men are in power"

    Some men are... Most aren't
    Feb 19, 20183
    • Undisclosed kBmQ47
      OP
      But when it comes to ppl abuse power, take advantage of victim, there are some women but mostly men. So....
      Feb 19, 2018
    • Microsoft xumK71
      Yeah men have historically been in power. It’s hard to change that dynamic. I think from here on out, awareness is key.
      Feb 19, 2018
    • Undisclosed / Eng
      catscats

      UndisclosedEng

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      500 Startups
      catscatsmore
      Dude insurance will cover 100% of a man's ed medicine but god help a woman if she doesn't have money for a pad or a tampon
      Mar 18, 2018
  • Undisclosed Yfygugyfg
    Ok 👍
    Feb 19, 20180
  • Amazon / EngSozeb Ffej
    I totally agree it’s about abuse of power.
    Feb 19, 20180
  • Undisclosed whymewhy
    "Some men" in power abuse it. Not all, not even most. Whatever happened to not stereotying? Some posts in #metoo have gone overboard. They are putting bad managers/colleagues (who hasnt had one?) into the same boat as rapists. Most people abusing power would be men because most places of power have traditionally been held by men. But it doest make all men bad.
    Feb 19, 20183
    • Undisclosed kBmQ47
      OP
      But was it really only women stereo typing men? If we all agree abuse of power is not okay, why do we see a lot of insensitive, not empathetic comments such as “get over it” “fake news”?
      Feb 19, 2018
    • Undisclosed / EngGRLCVLT
      In any movement, there will be people going overboard. Do us all a favor and don’t try to change the argument into women saying “all men are bad.” Rest assured, bad actors will be held accountable, though.
      Feb 19, 2018
    • Undisclosed whymewhy
      @GRLCVLT: Fair point. But I' m hoping a few women will come to our defense and stop the ones going overboard. Anyhoo, no hard feelings
      Feb 19, 2018
    • Undisclosed kBmQ47
      OP
      Yea I read this article. So it’s about power and when female abused their power they will get the same backlash.
      Feb 19, 2018
  • Undisclosed / Eng#TimesUp
    100% true!
    Feb 19, 20180
  • Undisclosed
    kk6755

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    kk6755more
    Its abuse of power - does not matter if its male or female. My female manager throwed metoo moment on me as i was aspiring for next in line as manager from her other choice. She is promoting her other choice across mgmt. Now, she put me on alert with HR. It took few months for me to understand sudden change in team dynamics. I want to get out of the team, and she does not want me to leave - in a fear that i will put my side of the story
    Aug 22, 20180
  • Deloitte PVaQ48
    Sex.
    Apr 6, 20180
  • New azrD35
    First you get the money. Then you get the power.
    Feb 24, 20180
  • Microsoft ShEQ87
    Sexual harassment at work is mostly about power harassment. The abuser exactly know what they are doing and won’t get caught mostly.
    Feb 24, 20180
  • Amazon oiTb65
    Well; it is about a lot of different stuff. Power, yes, and men in general not giving a fuck about how they act. Other men might not care on how some people act; while women feel harassed.

    How many men are there in a hu(man) wo(man)?
    Feb 20, 20180
  • Undisclosed qTXq04
    Makes sense
    Feb 19, 20180

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