Actually Julia, the only power these men possessed was that they had connections the women wanted. The primary example didn’t even work for the same company. I do agree, however, that the men’s desire for a personal relationship and their possible vindictiveness at being rejected is a legitimate issue. If he badmouths her, she has little recourse. If she bitches, she’s labeled as a “difficult feminist. It’s a lose lose through no fault of her own.
I do have one question. Why are so many men actually treating women worse than they did forty years ago? Why does it feel like sexism is more rampant and unapologetic?