Here’s some news you can use if your boss is a cisgender male and you’re considering taking Wednesday off for the “Day Without a Woman.”
If the handy form letter the organizers provided on their website isn’t enough to convince management that a just and fair society depends on your absence, be prepared for some tough negotiations — a new study revealed some “extremely stark” differences in men’s negotiating styles after Donald Trump’s election.
Men’s negotiating styles toward women grew more aggressive after Trump’s election, study shows https://t.co/znOMkuY6Yt
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 6, 2017
@washingtonpost I call total and absolute baloney on this claim.
— Colonel (@laurakfillault) March 6, 2017
Huh, how'd I miss that? And I work with almost all men. https://t.co/n9vVxRaAwD
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) March 6, 2017
Good thing the Washington Post reported on the study, then.
And when they say “after Trump’s election,” they really mean it; those stark differences were apparent just one week after Election Day, when men and women participated in a simple game that required them to split $20 two ways. What? Who earned the $20? It was given to the participants as part of the study, which will be published under the title, “Trumping Norms” … get it?
Though the researchers said “the data was screaming at us,” further study is necessary to account fully for the more aggressive negotiating behaviors shown by men in November:
[Wharton assistant professor Corinne] Low acknowledges that the study was new in October, so she doesn’t have data going back to compare her results to say, last year; nor does she have data that illustrate whether the change reflects a long-term trend.
“Was this just immediately after the election, people were sort of worked up and it’s going to go away?” she said. “Or is it something that’s shifted and is going to last the entire presidency? Those are new questions we don’t have answers to.”
@washingtonpost in 30 days or so 1: "men" (collectively) negotiate w/ "women" more aggressively and 2: someone determined this via "study"
— Justin Smith (@JSmithAD41) March 6, 2017
@SalenaZito Isn't there a huge replication issue here? Might as well change the tag line to "Studies proving confirmation bias are awesome"
— Shipmate (@ThisManJokesBad) March 6, 2017
Sounds legit, right?
@SalenaZito It is always eye-opening to be told how much I am discriminated against. I would never have known!
— Amanda M (@amanda384) March 6, 2017
@SalenaZito I missed it too- actually I've come out on the better side as of late. Must just be NY & LA again.
— Grateful Mom (@jenladkins) March 6, 2017
@washingtonpost so they treated them like men? Aka equal?
— CheckerBoardMafia (@CheckerBDMafia) March 7, 2017
@washingtonpost It is called gender equality. It is what you asked for.
— ZippityDooDa (@Zippittt) March 6, 2017
@washingtonpost LOL well when people are making shit up like "microaggressions" who knows. They think everything is a hate crime.
— Fuufs???? (@fufabunny) March 6, 2017
So Trump’s election has made men more aggressive negotiators practically overnight? Is there anything his victory in November hasn’t affected?
@SalenaZito …he'll make you gain weight too. Heads up!! 🙂
— ted keaton (@tedkeaton) March 6, 2017
Oh man, that’s right. Has anyone checked on Barbra Streisand today?
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) March 7, 2017