Friday, May 15, 2015

Maybe Just Don't Invite Them To Your Hotel Room?

This is absurd for a lot of reasons, but a big one is that the bar for the press reporting on a congressional "sex scandal" is, as far as I can tell, pretty high. If you're really that paranoid just leave the damn office doors open.
It's no secret that Congress is dominated by men, but as women work to make inroads in the congressional boys club, some female staffers face a huge impediment to moving up: They're not allowed to spend one-on-one time with their male bosses.

In an anonymous survey of female staffers conducted by National Journal in order to gather information on the difficulties they face in a male-dominated industry, several female aides reported that they have been barred from staffing their male bosses at evening events, driving alone with their congressman or senator, or even sitting down one-on-one in his office for fear that others would get the wrong impression.

Menz is weird. And horrible.