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Mike Pence won't dine alone with women who aren't his wife - sexism or marital preservation?




U.S. President Mike Pence (R) and Taoisech of Ireland Enda Kenny (L) bow their heads during a prayer before breakfast at the Naval Observatory March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.
U.S. President Mike Pence (R) and Taoisech of Ireland Enda Kenny (L) bow their heads during a prayer before breakfast at the Naval Observatory March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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A Washington Post profile about Karen Pence revealed that Vice President Mike Pence won't dine with a woman alone other than his wife.

The VP won’t go to events that serve alcohol without his wife, either.

Originating from evangelical minister Billy Graham, these rules have sparked a slew think pieces on the VP's dining protocols. Detractors slammed Pence's conduct as sexist, arguing that it restricts female staffers' access to him and creates a toxic dichotomy, but women who had worked for Pence have defended the Veep, saying that he is merely doing so to avoid any perception of inappropriateness.

Do you think the "Billy Graham rule" is sexist or a valid strategy to marital longevity? Have you experienced employment barriers because of restricted gender access to your higher-ups? Do you have any similar negotiations within your marriage? 

Call 866-893-5722 to weigh in.