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nationalpost Millennial men and women differ over what is acceptable Metoo

Canadian poll indicates generational differences are more important than just gender differences.

nationalpost Millennial men and women differ over what is acceptable

#MeToo divide: Millennial men and women differ over what is acceptable workplace behaviour nationalpost.com/news/metoos-biggest-divide-millennial-men-and-women-differ-over-what-is-acceptable-workplacebehaviour Sharon Kirkey February 9, 201811:25 AM EST As the #MeToo era brings ever more men down, millennial males appear to be outliers in what they consider appropriate behaviour in the workplace. In a challenge to some of the narrative around the phenomenon that has seen a new awareness of sexual assault and on-the-job harassment, a new poll has found younger men are, in many cases, twice as likely as the rest of the population to believe it’s acceptable to give a colleague an uninvited shoulder rub, make sexual gestures at work, comment on a coworker’s body or display, swap or read materials some might consider “sexually suggestive.” Thirteen per cent said it’s acceptable to read a pornographic magazine at their desk during lunch breaks. Millennial males (those aged 18 to 34) were also almost evenly divided on the notion that “all these new rules about conduct are killing the human element at work,” a view that puts them at odds with females of their generation (almost two-thirds of women that age disagree). 1/5