#MeToo movement is destroying working women as men ice them out. They call it the ‘Pence Effect.’

When it comes to the left weaponizing the #MeToo movement, men are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Bloomberg is out with a piece Monday about what is being called the “Pence Effect,” which in this case is about men on Wall Street going to whatever length necessary to avoid putting themselves in what may be construed as a compromising position with women, be it having dinner with a female colleague or sitting next to one another on a plane.

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Then again, watching now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh going through a living hell live on national television can have that effect on men who have worked hard for their success.

In effect, instead of creating a more equal society, Bloomberg suggests that the #MeToo movement — in the hands of the feminist left — is creating two separate worlds, with “spooked” men “icing women out.”

But even there, men fall under scrutiny by those who are just as eager to cry discrimination as they are harassment.

More from Bloomberg:

Now, more than a year into the #MeToo movement — with its devastating revelations of harassment and abuse in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond — Wall Street risks becoming more of a boy’s club, rather than less of one. […]

There’s a danger, too, for companies that fail to squash the isolating backlash and don’t take steps to have top managers be open about the issue and make it safe for everyone to discuss it, said Stephen Zweig, an employment attorney with FordHarrison.

“If men avoid working or traveling with women alone, or stop mentoring women for fear of being accused of sexual harassment,” he said, “those men are going to back out of a sexual harassment complaint and right into a sex discrimination complaint.”

 

As for the “Pence Effect,” it appears that Vice President Mike Pence was a man ahead of the times with his personal policy of avoiding dining alone with any woman other than his wife.

But that too seems to assure that men will become a target:

Here’s a sampling of other responses, primarily from men, to what happens when common sense leaves the room:

To the surprise of few, some women seem to have a whole different take on the matter:

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