There seems to be a never-ending supply of sexual harassment scandals in the news these days.
Whether it's Fox News personalities, Uber executives, or Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment seems to be running rampant in the workplace.
So, Medium blogger Anne Victoria Clark devised a "life hack" to help men start "treating women like people" instead of just sex objects put on this planet for their pleasure. The blog, entitled "The Rock Test: A Hack for Men Who Don’t Want To Be Accused of Sexual Harassment," lays out a simple premise: "treat all women like you would treat Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson."
Sounds easy enough, right?
If you're still struggling with the concept, Clark helps out by offering some real world situations, like getting coffee with a female coworker, a one-on-one meeting, or a celebratory outing after work. Rather than focusing or commenting on your female colleagues' body, clothing, or lack of a wedding ring, just visualize them as The Rock, and maybe, just maybe, you'll be on your way to treating them like an impressive and formidable peer instead of a slab of meat.
The only potential downside to this test is if you happen to find The Rock to be just as sexually appealing as your female coworkers, and then you might be a lost cause.
Although, maybe not:
@RobertBicket @TheRock @annevclark What I think you meant is you might be ATTRACTED to him, because no one would be… https://t.co/eG4j0XJrdf— Rachel Krueger (@Rachel Krueger)1507691431.0
After hearing that he is now a test, The Rock gave his stamp of approval on Twitter:
Quite the entertaining & smart test for my dudes to take from @annevclark. Just close your eyes and think of me 👀 https://t.co/0l89HamsSp— Dwayne Johnson (@Dwayne Johnson)1507612534.0
Twitter seems to be on board with the test as well:
This is just everything. https://t.co/SF4n1i4xwz— Emily Best (@Emily Best)1507609597.0
@TheRock @annevclark Also, awesome article.— 1001 Chicago Afternoons (@1001 Chicago Afternoons)1507651662.0
Some people even feel that The Rock Test can go both ways:
The Rock test can work for women, too. Look at him, imagine he's the Rock, shake your head in disappointment, leave the room.— Kate Harding (@Kate Harding)1507682222.0
@KateHarding *looks at self, isn't the Rock, skeleton hops out of skin and leaves the room while whistling a jaunty… https://t.co/6T4Ta6GjTq— Sean (@Sean)1507682343.0
And there you have it. Another successful life hack in the books.
As Clark so eloquently states: "You’ve learned the quick and easy way to interact with women without behaving inappropriately. Simply offer them the same respect, admiration, and healthy dose of fear you’d offer anyone who could completely destroy you should you deserve it."
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