Philadelphia Inquirer Describes Alleged Sexual Harassers As “Don Draper Wannabes”
6:51 pm, December 30th | by Amy Tennery
A Philadelphia woman has filed suit against her former employer, CBS Radio, after enduring alleged ongoing sexual harassment, according to All Access Music. Among other things, Shelley Kanther claims that her one-time co-workers would openly pontificate on the bra sizes of the women in her office, slap her rear and call her “cutey” and “baby.” She also says she was fired after reporting all this to her superiors. Classy stuff.
But while stories like this defy explanation, the Philadelphia Inquirer was there to offer up its theory: Her co-workers might have “seen too many episodes of ‘Mad Men.’”
Here’s their almost-helpful account of the events:
If Shelley Kanther’s allegations against CBS Radio Philadelphia are true, its Market Street office has a few Don Draper wannabes who’ve seen one too many episodes of “Mad Men.”
You think redheads are “fiery” in bed? That doesn’t give you the right to slap one on the butt and ask if red’s her “natural” hair color.
You “got a blowjob” on a trip out West? Congratulations. Close the office door before telling your buddy all about it.
Nowhere in this account is any suggestion that Kanther or her attorney personally referred to this as “Mad Man”-esque behavior, so I’d guess the Inquirer came up with that analogy on its own.
In other news, a gun fight broke out on the Jersey Shore after some folks watched too many episodes of “Boardwalk Empire” and a couple of major “Breaking Bad” fans just opened up a meth lab.