UGA Dean says a Monica Lewinsky Joke could Encourage Sexual Harassment

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

After an University of Georgia professor accidentally sent a pun-filled and off-color joke about Monica Lewinsky to a student listserv than his colleagues, a dean at the university said it was inappropriate (which he’s probably right about) and said it encourage sexual harassment:

Prof. Thomas Harris intended to send the pun-filled email about Lewinsky not voting for Hillary Clinton – because her experience with “the last Clinton Presidency left a bad taste in my mouth” – to a few colleagues.

Harris quickly sent a followup with an “unprompted apology” to the listserv, and Dean Dale Greene wrote to the entire Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources reminding them that the listserv isn’t the place for political humor.

Greene could have left it there, but he went on to claim that sharing the joke encourages sexual harassment.