Both Google and Facebook have enacted a rule stating that employees may only ask a co-worker out once. If they are turned down, even with a simple “I’m busy that night,” they may not ask again without risking disciplinary action.
Romantic relationships between co-workers have always been a contentious subject that companies have attempted to address.
Historically, the issue has been tackled with restrictions on relationships between managers and subordinates, which is generally seen as a reasonable rule. But in the modern age, with radical feminists at the helm of HR Departments in large companies, the restrictions have become much more insidious, with a clear bias against men.
This is especially prevalent in the aftermath of recent high profile sexual harassment cases coming out of Hollywood, which led towards the creation of the #MeToo movement.
Doug Smith, managing principal of the law firm Jackson Lewis has attested to that trend, stating that he has seen a massive increase in employer clients calling about sexual-harassment policies since September, which is when the #MeToo movement began in response to sexual assault allegations against disgraced film produced Harvey Weinstein.
These sexual harassment policies include mandatory relationship reporting and “love contracts,” which have become more and more common in workplaces across the country; and some companies, largely in the tech industry, have taken their policies a step further.
This policy is clearly geared towards discouraging men from pursuing romantic interests in the workplace. It replaces the fear of rejection with a fear of retaliation from weaponized HR Departments led by radical feminists.
This policy also creates a gray area so vast that it even confuses feminist women.
Anna Wood, a former Google employee, and current CEO of Brains Over Blonde, a feminist lifestyle platform, stated that she often can’t make out the difference between being asked out on a date, and being invited to a standard social event, such as happy hour.
This means that the simple act of a man inviting a women co-worker to happy hour could result in disciplinary action.
The policy also advances the widely promoted feminist idea that men are dangerous sexual-harassers, and that the simple act of asking a women on a date is comparable to sexual harassment.
It is clear that these policies are on the rise, and are not slowing down anytime soon, at least as long as radical feminists keep their stronghold on the tech industry.