Sexual harassment

TryingMyBestsquareChris Rock said “It’s only sexual harassment if the guy’s ugly.”

If George Clooney was the Gophers A.D., and was behaving badly like Norwood Teague, would he lose his job or gain some action?

“But officer why am I under arrest?”

“You’re under arrest for being a smart a**.”

“But officer being a smart a** is not against the law.”

“Yes it is, when you joke about sexual harassment that is against the law. You see men are not in charge anymore. But before I handcuff you, I want to shake your hand.”

“But officer, why do you want to shake my hand?”

“Because you are my hero, you are sticking up for us ugly guys. Maybe someday we can all live in a world where ugly guys can get away with the same stuff that a Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Tom Brady can get away with. Maybe someday we will see a handsome movie star looking guy on the front page who is in trouble for sexual harassment .Thank you for sticking up for ugly guys.”

If Teague’s behavior towards Star Tribune writer Amelia Raymo was so horrible, why did she voluntarily choose to spend so much time with him in intimate settings, like bars, restaurants, parties, cars and most importantly his house?


Frank Erickson lives in Minneapolis.