Yesterday the House of Representatives voted to mandate sexual harassment training for both members of Congress and their staff.
Good to know we’ve elected a bunch of people who need to be trained not to harass people.
Let me guess. This “mandatory training” will be run by some brittle, third-wave feminist and we taxpayers will end up footing the bill for her service.
Am I right?
How hard is it to tell these guys “Keep your hands to yourself; this isn’t a singles bar.”
Look! I did it in ten words.
I don’t know why our esteemed members of Congress are slapping themselves on the back for this.
It’s shameful that the people’s representatives don’t have a lick of common sense and need to be “trained” not to sexually harass people.
“Today’s bill is an important step in the right direction. But let’s not fool ourselves. It is a baby step,” said Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), who has introduced legislation to overhaul Capitol Hill’s workplace policies.
Well, of course it’s a baby step, Jackie.
Because grown adults know enough to keep their hands to themselves. And you idiots have to be treated like children and told to keep your hands to yourselves.
What more do you want to do – add saltpeter to the men’s morning coffee and fit every female on Capitol Hill with a chastity belt?
Or maybe you can just wire everyone up so any time some handsy legislator decides to cop a feel he or she gets zapped.
The truth is mandatory sexual harassment training isn’t going make a damn bit of difference.
Experience tells me that when Congress tries to limit something, we only end up with more of it.
This “mandatory training” will end up being just as easy to ignore as a flight attendant’s instructions before the plane takes off.
After all, if John Conyers doesn’t mind reading a Playboy on the plane, I’m sure he could just as easily thumb through one during his “mandatory training.”
But hey. With all the scandals erupting, Congress has to look like they’re doing something. Right?
But if they really wanted to change the culture on Capitol Hill, there is no more effective way than enacting term limits.
Because if you don’t get to stay forever — like your Congressional seat is some kind of Earldom — my guess is, the harassment that goes hand-in-hand with the sense of entitlement and job security would shrivel up and die.
And until Congress is willing to do that, I won’t for a single moment think they’re serious about changing the pervy status quo.
Hat tip The Hill.
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