Laura Ingraham is worried that calling out sexual harassment will prevent men from enjoying their jobs
Ingraham: "We have to look at the other side here as well and not make it so sterile and antiseptic a workplace that no one even enjoys the job"
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From the November 14 edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle:
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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): What is really going on here though? Is it just the usual stuff where you get into a position of power, maybe you were kind of a geeky guy in high school or college. You didn’t really have a lot of chicks and then you get to Capitol Hill, it’s all these 22 year old gals running around. And this is nothing new. I mean, I remember being in the White House elevator during the Reagan administration and Strom Thurmond made a few interesting comments to me and I was 22 years old. I just was like laughing, it’s not a big deal. But you also don’t want -- you don’t want to chill the workplace either. That’s another thing I am a little bit worried about here, where you can’t even say to somone, “Oh, you look great, nice dress.” People are afraid, I know now men who are afraid to have any interaction at any time with a woman alone because 10 years later, even if you didn’t do anything you can be accused, and then where do you go to defend yourself? You can't defend yourself. So we have to look at the other side here as well and not make it so sterile and antiseptic a workplace that no one even enjoys the job. You’re so afraid of saying anything.