Hello! Nice to hear from you. I have never in my life witnessed that happening in any place that I’ve worked. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t ever occur anywhere, but it is one of the ways that women and their accomplishments continue to be undermined, to jump to the conclusion that they must’ve somehow “slept their way to the top.” If that were actually a common phenomenon, we’d have a whole lot more women in powerful, top-level positions.

All that sleeping toward the top, and yet, still so few women up there at the top. Strange. Perhaps The Top is a lot like K2; many try to summit but few survive.

As the waterfall of #MeToo stories has shown (in case there was any doubt), powerful people are still trying to use their power to obtain sex. They’re also using sex to maintain their power. Men and women do this. But recent history shows us that women who try to weaponize their sexuality are, at best, sleeping their way to being the top’s plus-one to the CAA Oscar party. The men who do it are using their sexuality to negate, erase, bully, intimidate, and ultimately chase women out of their industries.

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