It’s been about five months since Harvey Weinstein was outed as a serial abuser and harasser of women. Nearly every day since that story broke, more men in more professions have been accused of, admitted to, or denied shocking acts of aggression, exploitation, harassment, and prejudice toward women in the workplace.
No company is immune — including VICE. It has affected our workplace too.
Here and everywhere, people are doing what they always do to make sense of things: talking. To capture the kinds of conversations happening in America’s workplaces, we gathered lawyers, actors, technologists, construction workers, and hospitality workers, and asked them about the new reality of #MeToo: Women, Men, and Work.
The #MeToo phenomenon has swept workplaces throughout the country, shaking the worlds of entertainment, media, and politics. But has it had an effect in construction, one of the most blue-collar fields?
Construction workers in Houston said they've witnessed changes on their job sites in recent months. But they also describe an industry that has a long way to go. Construction is still a male-dominated field, and stereotypes of the job and its workers are slow to change.