Not all millennials the FT talked to think sexual harassment and gender discrimination are a problem for their generation.
A 21-year-old Russian working in the City said the topic of sexual harassment was “paid too much attention”. A French woman working as an economic consultant in London said that while she had “heard more complaints” from her peers “I personally did not think those were an issue”.
She believes that millennials are too sensitive about gender issues. “Although millennials aim to create equality, I think they are instead widening the divide. Personally I think that the whole #metoo movement has taken things too far.”
A 21-year-old financial services recruiter working in the UK said people “seem to take offence too easily these days just because of the big hype around gender diversity where there is no need and no harm is being caused”.
“Of course, I believe that there should be gender equality and it’s amazing how far women’s rights especially, have come,” she added. “But sometimes there is too much pressure on ‘what is right to say’.”
A millennial man working at an asset management company in London said that the work environment he had experienced in Singapore and London had been “professional and not inappropriate at all”.
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