For people not in the entertainment, political, or communications industries, #MeToo is an enigma. I have had people express all sorts of offensive sentiments, to which I remind them that as they never worked in a hyper-competitive industry, they don’t get the extent of abuse these sectors tolerate, and it’s not the same as other industries.
For one, a higher percentage of those with psychopathic personality disorders gravitate toward these industries where all the money, power, and control happens to be.
Second, these men rose to the top because while other people were normal and civilized, they were not, and rose through the ranks terrorizing people.
It was not their talent or ability. It was becoming a human nightmare.
The ends justified their means.
These men are also adept at charming and being wolf in sheep’s clothing. I saw these games as a journalist, and yes, these industries have serious problems.
And they also impact you in every imaginable way: the lies you believe are shaped by them. The frustrations you face economically are created by them.
They are hyper-competitive: they don’t just want to be the best — the want to be the only ones who have anything.
We have never had any checks and balances built into systems to ensure those with dysfunctional mindsets don’t cause trouble that can impact the lives of billions of people.
Workplace terrorism goes on in every industry, from the lowest-paying jobs to the highest ones. It is not as if women do not get harassed at work — as teachers, cashiers, lawyers, or chefs.
But in hyper-competitive sectors, it is literally over-the-top. And it is the norm. Some people even see it as normal.
Yet it is not. If you are capable, you do not have to resort to those war strategies to gain dominance.
Allowing dysfunctional and incapable brutes to rise to the top creates problems for the whole later on.
It is something that needed to be addressed decades ago, but better late than never.