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We’re finally getting to the point in our society where we can have open, honest, and productive dialogues about sexism in the workplace. And like, TG for that. But this company decided to create a workspace just for men, and people aren’t thrilled for obvious reasons. Those reasons are mostly that, you know, women’s only and other safe spaces stem from the desire to work freely of things like oppression and sexual harassment in the workplace. JUNKEE spoke to founder Monaghan about why this Australian company just had to have a men’s only workspace, and we’re seriously rolling our eyes over here.

Literally the worst part about this? It stems from the idea that we have to keep men happy… so they don’t abuse their wives. HOW IS THIS REAL?!

Monaghan said,

JUNKEE points out that this isn’t how relationship violence works, and that it feels an awful lot like making excuses for abusive men.

But, Monaghan says, it’s about more than just protecting wives from their husbands. It’s also about helping men with their identity issues, because, you know, they miss going to war together. Yep, this is real life.

He continued,

We couldn’t make this up (and, like, wouldn’t) if we tried. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE, friends.