After MeToo, 80% men are overly cautious while interacting with women colleagues: Report

The study found that close to 80 percent of the respondents said fear of losing their career, family reputation, social stigma, and scepticism could be some of the reasons for the victims not reporting the cases earlier

Press Trust of India November 29, 2018 16:45:01 IST
After MeToo, 80% men are overly cautious while interacting with women colleagues: Report

Mumbai: In the wake of the #MeToo movement, almost 80 percent of men have become overly cautious in their interactions with women colleagues, according to a report.

The study by market research and analysis company Velocity MR, which had over 2500 respondents across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Chennai, noted that eight out of 10 people said that formal workplace interactions have been highly impacted as a result of the movement.

It found that close to 80 percent of the respondents said fear of losing their career, family reputation, social stigma, and scepticism could be some of the reasons for the victims not reporting the cases earlier.

After MeToo 80 men are overly cautious while interacting with women colleagues Report

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Also, around 70 percent of the respondents agreed that even after reporting the cases, victims still face threats.

The study further observed that close to 50 percent of the respondents disapproved of victims reporting the abuse later, while two in five males supported the victims saying they are right in reporting the abuse later.

About seven in every 10 respondents said that encouraging the affected women to be independent can possibly help them speak up about the abuse.

"Although the majority of cases coming up in #MeToo are from the media-bollywood industry, other industries are not considered safe by close to 77 percent of the
respondents," it said.

The survey also revealed that 83 percent of the respondents believe that there are cases of false allegations in the wake of #MeToo.

"In spite of respondents feeling that there are false allegations, four out of five are hopeful that this would bring about a good change," it reiterated.

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