Oh, my! How fast the changes come! Can we ever keep up? Every woman I know recognizes gender discrimination in the workplace. A smaller number of personal acquaintances recall abuse, ranging from slurs and innuendos to outright physical or sexual assault. Most of the men I know, including all of the men in The New Senior Man, are as shocked and disgusted as the rest of us. What do you make of what’s happening? What has you experience or observation been? And where, do you think, do we go from here? Tell us.


Happy New Year!

This New Year’s greeting is a few days late because somehow 2017 has taken a few extra days to move beyond. Do you feel that way, too? The good news is we’re all here to meet 2018 and wish each other and all people of good will a year of hope and commitment to keeping what is good and making what is not better.

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Wishing you a year of good health and fulfillment!

Work Together by Mohamed

To be honest it doesn’t make sense to me. We’re supposed to be this super advanced species that are going to Mars in the next decade, yet we still discriminate by gender. It just doesn’t add up. I think a change would only come when both sides work together. Women standing up for their rights and man not objectifying women. If they just took a second to stop harassing their coworkers and admired them for the work they do, gender discrimination wouldn’t be what is today.

I am 73 years old and worked for 62 years. I saw abuse and harassment and experienced it. Some of it was from sexual predators who took advantage of their power and some of it was just from assholes. Everything from putdowns to attempted sexual attack. I think this was covered up a lot and accepted either because “boys will be boys” or because women were afraid of being fired. I also saw women use their “feminine wiles” to manipulate men and get ahead. I think all of this behavior in the work place needs to stop. In terms of the current situations, I think where men have abused their power in the work place to abuse women, they should be fired and women should be able to speak out with no consequences. But I am bothered by the claims of “abuse” where there is no power relationship. It’s the difference between Conyers taking advantage of interns and employees and Franken being accused of putting his hand on the butt of someone getting their picture taken or interacting with someone who is his peer. So I think each situation has to be judged on its own merits. The unfortunate thing is that people go from one extreme to another, and can’t deal with nuance. I think it will backfire against women who won’t get promoted or have opportunities to advance on their own merit.