Saturday, January 30, 2016

You Have to Wonder about Tennessee Legislators

In Tennessee, the majority whip of the house of representatives got in trouble for sending late-night messages to female staffers. He resigned as whip but, for now anyway, remains in the legislature. The speaker issued a statement saying that he is working on a sexual harassment policy, and meanwhile
As a precautionary measure, I have instructed the Director of the Internship program that interns are not to attend receptions or events related to the legislature, and they are not to give their cell phone numbers to members.
So the speaker doesn't think interns should give their phone numbers to his own members or even go to receptions, a bizarre mix of blaming the victim and showing zero trust in the men who have Tennessee in their care.

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