These jokers aren’t funny: Predatory behavior against women a mark of achievement with the powerful

Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. (PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP)

Is sexual harassment and predatory behavior against women becoming a mark of achievement among the powerful and perverse? What kind of manly man are you if you haven’t attacked at least one woman?

It seems to be becoming a joke — so we had better become aware before we become inured and sexual misconduct becomes a male career move. Again.

When horrible Harvey Weinstein’s behavior first came to light last month, everyone was shocked — shocked! — that Hollywood moguls behaved this way.


Hollywood honchos started to fall, and fake mea culpas followed.

Then the inevitable: D.C. pols started getting outed, yet apologies were as rare as fish with legs. Sexual accusations there are called “witch hunts.”

Make no mistake. These are NOT witch hunts, and any comparison is insulting to women. The women in Salem were innocent and these guys are guilty as, well, original sin.

Sen. Al Franken, a former Hollywood hotshot, took the actor route and issued an apology to Leeann Tweeden for being photographed with his hands “jokingly” placed on her breasts over her bulletproof vest.

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Posted in Columns on November, 2017