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  • The Feminization of Everything Fails Our Boys

    05/23/2018 1:53:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | May 9, 2017 | David French
    The second comes from The Atlantic’s Emma Green. Detailing the findings of a survey conducted by her magazine and the Public Religion Research Institute, she notes that 61 percent of white working-class men view college as a “risky gamble.” Green’s report contained this explanation: “The enduring narrative of the American dream is that if you study and get a college education and work hard, you can get ahead,” said Robert P. Jones, the CEO of PRRI. “The survey shows that many white working-class Amer­icans, especially men, no longer see that path available to them. . . . It is this sense of economic fatalism,...
  • Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men

    04/17/2018 4:05:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    AP ^ | April 17, 2018 | Alexandra Olson
    Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company's longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image. The company is now through the looking glass, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia. How could Starbucks, which once urged its employees to start conversations about race with customers, now be under fire for...
  • Starbucks to close all company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education day

    04/17/2018 11:02:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies
    Starbucks to close all company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education day Sarah Whitten | @sarahwhit10 Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 8 Mins Ago Starbucks said Tuesday that it will be closing all of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. in the afternoon on May 29 to conduct a racial-bias education program.
  • Starbucks CEO Says Coffee Managers Will Have 'Unconscious Bias' Training

    04/16/2018 11:32:21 AM PDT · by ethom · 60 replies
    Newsweek ^ | On 4/16/18 at 10:06 AM | Tracy Lee
    Starbucks coffee shop managers will have trainings for combating "unconscious bias," its CEO said Monday, after police arrested two black men at a Philadelphia branch of the chain. "I'll say the circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome at our store on Thursday were reprehensible," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson told ABC News on Monday. Johnson added that the incident called for "more training that we're going to do with our store managers, not only around the guidelines but training around unconscious bias." Witnesses posted a video to Twitter on Thursday of two black men escorted out of a Philadelphia Starbucks...
  • Rushed Amazon warehouse staff pee into bottles as they’re afraid of ‘time-wasting’

    04/15/2018 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 73 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 15,2018 | Chris Pollard
    It meant workers operated a “toilet bottle” system. Mr Bloodworth said: “People just peed in bottles because they lived in fear of being ­disciplined over ‘idle time’ and ­losing their jobs just because they needed the loo.” He said the warehouse in Rugeley, Staffs, is like a prison with airport-style security ­scanners where workers are checked and patted down in case they steal. Hoodies and sunglasses were banned along with mobile phones as a ­security measure, he said. An Amazon spokesman said: "Amazon ensures all of its associates have easy access to toilet facilities which are just a short walk...
  • Is #MeToo Backlash Hurting Women’s Opportunities in Finance?

    03/25/2018 6:07:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    When my mother graduated from college in 1972, she interviewed at an investment bank where a manager told her that for certain positions, women were interviewed but never hired. Even in the late 1980s, she went on interviews with headhunters who would explicitly tell her, “They want to interview a woman,” with the emphasis on “interview”— as in, not hire. Through the decades, as she’s climbed the ranks to become a CFO of publicly traded company, I’ve often told these stories to show how much more opportunity exists in the workplace today. In the aftermath of the MeToo movement around...
  • Virginia Social Worker: I Was Fired Over My Concealed Carry Permit

    03/10/2018 7:14:17 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 3/10/2018 | Matt Vespa
    The National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit over Florida’s new gun law, which increases the age to buy rifles in the state from 18 to 21. Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill yesterday. Yet, the pro-Second Amendment organization should consider joining another lawsuit in Virginia, where a social worker was reportedly fired for being a concealed carry holder. On Facebook yesterday, Storm Durham, a social services worker, described how three Roanoke police officers escorted her out of her office. She said some of the officers had accompanied her on child services visits. Durham was also not allowed to...
  • I Feel Terrible, but Jealous of My Friend Who Wants a Job Where I Work

    02/07/2018 3:03:59 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 25 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | Armen Hareyan
    He got a job with fixed term contract and told his friend. His friend also wants a job where he works and she applied for a position in the same company. She is now being interviewed for the permanent position and he is jealous. He knows it's bad. Jealousy is one of the seven deadly sins and many people are plagued with this passion. Most people will probably say no if you ask them if they are jealous of something. But they don't realize jealousy can plague us in casual life situations without us knowing about it specifically. Today I...
  • Since #MeToo, the Number of Men Who Are Uncomfortable Mentoring Women Has Tripled

    02/07/2018 6:25:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 6, 2018 | Valentina Zarya
    One of the unintended consequences of the #MeToo movement seems to be the alienation of male mentors. A new set of findings from women’s empowerment non-profit LeanIn.Org and online survey platform SurveyMonkey reveal that, since the media reports of sexual harassment first emerged last fall, male managers are three times as likely to say they are uncomfortable mentoring women and twice as uncomfortable working alone with a woman. The hesitation to meet with women outside of work is even more pronounced: Senior men were 3.5 times more likely to hesitate having a work dinner with a junior female colleague than...
  • Facebook, Google Restrict Employee Relationships with Dystopian Company ‘Dating Policies’

    02/07/2018 5:16:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 6, 2018 | Charlie Nash
    Facebook, Google, and other Silicon Valley companies are reportedly restricting employee relationships and dating practices with company dating policies. Employees at Facebook and Google are only allowed to ask out colleagues on a date once, and if they decline or simply reply that they’re busy, asking another time can open them up to sexual harassment allegations and disciplinary action.
  • Whole Foods New Employee Regime is Making Workers 'Cry': Store Implements Random Quizzing [Trunc]

    02/02/2018 11:49:41 AM PST · by Cecily · 67 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 2, 2018 | Abigail Miller
    Whole Foods has implemented a strict new inventory management system that includes bi-weekly walk-throughs and random quizzing of employees, and has left many workers feeling stressed out and punished. The new system is called order-to-shelf (OTS) and has a strict set of procedures for purchasing, displaying and storing products on store shelves and in back rooms that is supposed to make stores more efficient and cut down on waste. And to make sure stores are following the new procedures - stores are required to use 'scorecards' to evaluate each employees performance, according to Business Insider.
  • What Is the Real Message of #MeToo?

    01/18/2018 7:20:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | January 18, 2018 | Mona Charen
    The feminist website Babe published an account of a date gone bad. The pushback has been swift and sharp. I share some of the concerns of the critics, but I also think young women are sending a message that is being missed. The account by the anonymous "Grace" about a bad date with comedian Aziz Ansari was, if not "3,000 words of revenge porn" (Caitlin Flanagan's phrase), certainly a low journalistic blow. To permit an anonymous accuser to assassinate the character of a famous man is a sucker punch. He may have behaved badly, but even assuming that her entire...
  • James Damore sues Google, alleging intolerance of white male conservatives

    01/09/2018 2:03:20 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 08, 2018 | Julia Carrie Wong
    Google is facing renewed controversy over its alleged intolerance toward conservatives at the company, after a class action lawsuit filed by former engineer James Damore disclosed almost 100 pages of screen shots of internal communications in which employees discuss sensitive political issues. The evidence appended to the lawsuit, which was filed on Monday, includes a message from Rachel Whetstone, who worked as a senior Google executive after a career in the UK Conservative party, bemoaning “prejudiced and antagonistic” political discourse at the company. Damore, who was fired in 2017 after writing a controversial memo about gender and technology, alleges in...
  • How office snooping boosts the bottom line

    12/28/2017 6:14:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Today Online ^ | 03 December, 2017 | Pilita Clark
    How office snooping boosts the bottom line I had breakfast the other day at a swanky London brasserie with a man I recently met at a conference. I sauntered into the office some time after 10am, stuffed with eggs benedict, and switched on my computer. Having checked a few emails and scrolled through Twitter, I headed to the office kitchen for a cup of tea, where I bumped into a colleague who agreed it was good to see that the moody hot water boiler was not on the blink. Then I started chatting with another colleague about a film we...
  • The #MeToo Tipping Point

    12/22/2017 9:36:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American ^ | December 22, 2017 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The cultural and overall societal impact of the deluge of sexual assault and harassment accusations has only just begun to be realized. Already, careful observers – both men and women alike – are noting that the broad and fuzzy definition of "harassment" can encompass behaviors previously considered routine flirtation and will obliterate the good manners of gentlemen who compliment women. This new spate of redefining acceptable behavior continues to complicate relationships between men and women during an era when the uncertainties and overturning of tradition have already made male-female interactions not just problematic, but precarious. Dating is increasingly rare –...
  • Do You Remember?

    12/14/2017 9:30:03 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 59 replies
    Dec. 14, 2017 | Me Vanity Post
    In the 1970's something occurred, an event occurred in the U.S. that ultimately caused businesses, government, etc. to perform mandatory sexual harassment classes. I can't remember what it was at the time in I believe the latter 1970's that caused the glorious waste of time (IMO) that to this day is a requirement in most workplaces. Was it something similar to what is inundating the headlines today? Is what we are subjected to daily now simply deja vu?
  • Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women

    12/11/2017 7:10:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 11, 2017 | Abid Rahman
    Four women made sexual misconduct allegations against 'The Chew' host. Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. In an Eater New York exposé published Monday, four women accused the chef of "inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades." On Sunday, without naming Batali directly, Anthony Bourdain tweeted that he knew who the chef was. Bourdain tweeted that "Monday is really gonna suck," and added in a follow-up tweet that "it’s where you stand when the people you care about and admire do awful things that matters. Keeping head...
  • As FBI Directors, Mueller and Comey Ignored Dozens of Female Agents Who Were Sexually Abused

    12/07/2017 6:17:37 AM PST · by b4its2late · 37 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 12/6/2017 | by Investigative Bureau
    Spanning more than a decade, former FBI directors Robert Mueller and his successor and protégé James Comey relied on their inner circles to help cover up a surging and troubling amount of sexual misconduct complaints filed by physically violated and emotionally battered female FBI agents. There is a culture of corruption in the FBI. Or the FBI is a culture of corruption. “They (Mueller and Comey) didn’t care as long as they were insulated politically,” one female FBI insider said. “It’s rampant. People wouldn’t believe it. Agents are being sexually assaulted and they are terrified to speak out.” While similar...
  • How not to sexually harass your underlings

    12/06/2017 3:35:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2017 | Karol Markowicz
    As the avalanche of sexual harassment and assault accusations continues unabated, men who are almost certain that they’ve never shown any woman their penis at work are wondering if they’ve nonetheless crossed boundaries. Perhaps they’ve made a comment or touched a woman inappropriately without realizing it? An Associated Press piece from Monday, titled “In Wake Of Weinstein, Men Wonder If Hugging Women Still OK,” is a perfect example of the sudden confusion plaguing non-predatory men.
  • Bag the mistletoe, cut the booze: Office parties sober up

    12/04/2017 1:29:07 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    AP ^ | December 4, 2017 | Marley Jay
    ’Tis the season to keep that office holiday party from adding to the list of workplace sexual misconduct scandals. With the names of Weinstein, Spacey and Lauer likely getting more mentions this year than Dancer, Prancer and Blitzen, employers are making sure their year-end staff merrymaking doesn’t generate more inappropriate conduct. There will be less booze at many. An independent business organization has renewed its annual warning not to hang mistletoe. And some will have party monitors, keeping an eye out for inappropriate behavior.