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Mike Pence has a point about men and women in the workplace—but not for the reason he thinks

A majority of women think it's 'inappropriate' to dine alone with a man. Given what we know about workplace harassment, can we really blame them?

By Barbara Speed  

In Girls, Lena Dunham turns the workplace dynamic on its head. Photo: Girls screenshot

I’ll start by saying I think Mike Pence has a point.

When it emerged in March that the US Vice President won’t go for dinner or an event alone with a woman who isn’t his wife, especially if alcohol was involved, the hot takes were unstoppable. This, we declared, was the problem with right-wing men. They wouldn’t include women at work events, because they couldn’t trust themselves to be alone with them. And women’s…

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