My conversation with Toronto writer, editor and podcaster Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Hi Tara, thanks for another interesting discussion. I've read your book and enjoyed your thought pieces and talks with people. It's nice that you have a wide range of topics so we your readers and listeners don't get bogged down in one area. I'm in my late forties with a semi-traditional family (wife works full time and daughters in school) and work successfully in an institutional governmental bureaucratic setting. As a man in this setting, there is a significant power differential between men and women. If a woman accuses me of basically anything untoward, I have little to no standing to dispute that claim. The result, is that, in a non-obvious way, I simply avoid spending time with female co-workers. It's just not worth the risk. Ironically, it has revived the old boys club. I'm too old and settled to speak to the dating scene. Some young dapper fellow or girl will have to chime in on that one. Cheers.
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