Someone Invented ‘The Rock Test’ for Men Who Don’t Want to Be Accused of Sexual Harassment, and The Rock Approves
In the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged sexual assault coming to light, Medium blogger Anne Victoria Clark wrote a blog called “The Rock Test: A Hack For Men Who Don’t Want to Be Accused of Sexual Harassment” where she suggests that men “treat all women like you would treat Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. She even gives 3 examples of when the The Rock Test may come in handy. Here’s the first situation, to give you a taste:
Situation 1: Getting Coffee
“Karen is a friend of a friend who recently moved to your city and wants to network in her chosen field, one in which you also work. She’s asked you if you’d be willing to get coffee with her, so she can ‘pick your brain’… Oh shoot! She’s pretty! In the face, even. What to do?? I mean, you know it’d be inappropriate to treat the coffee meeting as a date, since her clearly stated intentions were professional. But on the other hand, she’s blonde, and so was your last girlfriend! This is so confusing! What a minefield you are in. But navigating this sticky situation can be made easy by employing The Rock Test. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and when you open them, pretend Karen looks like this:
“Wow! Karen looks pretty tough and strong and sweaty! She looks like a person who is working very hard to achieve her goals, having left behind a situation that clearly wasn’t working, headed for bigger and better things. Maybe ask her about that? But definitely don’t hit on her. It looks like she could kill you with the chair you’re sitting on.”
And there you have it! The Rock even approved of The Rock Test himself…
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 11, 2017
To see the rest of the test, check out Anne Victoria Clark’s full “The Rock Test” on Medium.
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