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09/09/2014

Sexist dinosaurs in Capitol Hill with Jurassic attitudes to women

Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior Democratic senator from New York, sparked a flurry of watercooler chatter, talkshow outrage and online indignation in the United States this week with snippets from her new book, Off the Sidelines. In interviews publicising the book she revealed that she was the victim of sexual harassment at the hands (literally) of male colleagues in Congress.

Strangely, the backlash was not directed at the unnamed sexist members of Congress but at Gillibrand for not identifying them.

Read the full article on the Irish Times website


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