GOP pollster: Men aren’t rethinking how they should act after #MeToo because ‘most men behave correctly’

Conservative pollster Jim McLaughlin said Thursday that most men are not rethinking how they should behave in the workplace in the wake of the “Me Too” movement because “most men behave correctly.”

“I think that’s because most men behave correctly,” McLaughlin told The Hill’s Bob Cusack on “What America’s Thinking.”

Cusack was referring to a WNYC/FiveThirtyEight poll conducted with Survey Monkey, which asked men to reflect on their ideas of masculinity since the rise of the “Me Too” movement. 

According to the poll, which surveyed more than 1,600 adult men, a majority of men in the workplace said they have not reevaluated their workplace behavior since “Me Too” gained traction. More than half said they felt it was very important or somewhat important that others view them as masculine.

“We were taught by our dads, and by our grandfathers, and by our coaches, and our teachers how you’re supposed to act,” McLaughlin continued. “And I think where we saw a lot of the problems, to be quite honest, it was in politics, it was in government, and it was in Hollywood. And I don’t think a lot of people are surprised by that.” 

The “Me Too” movement began last year following a series of sexual harassment and assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein’s scandal triggered a deluge of accusations and reports against high-profile men in politics and media, as well as everyday women sharing their own experiences of harassment.

— Julia Manchester

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