"If I'm in my office alone with a woman, she might file charges against me."
"I don't dare take a protege out for lunch, she might accuse me."
"Now I can't compliment a woman or shake her hand without being taken to court!"
These are comments we hear when working with managers on closing the leadership gender gap. The comments are especially prevalent when we talk about the importance of mentoring women. And we aren't alone. Articles from the worlds of law, finance and beyond, publicize men's fears and the #MeToo backlash.