There are some places a woman should not work. Places that are so offensive, most women would not survive long enough to make the job worthwhile. A Congressman’s office should not be one of those places. Yet, Congressman Farenthold’s office has been very disrespectful toward women. Laurene Greene field her lawsuit against the Congressman in 2014. When she filed her suit against the Mr. Farenthold, she accused him of suggesting she participate in threesome with the Congressman and a female lobbyist. In response to the accusation, Mr. Farenthold simply replied the third person was not a lobbyist. Rep. Farenthold had an explosive temper. he would loudly sweep his arm across his desk when angry.
The office refrigerator was filled with beer. Happy hour would begin at 4:30, “beer-thirty,” said his aides. Male and female aides would discuss strip clubs. The female aides would discuss who had sent them pictures of their genitals that day. Talk about female reporter’s breast sizes were common. The talk was lewd, angry at times or simply rude. Congressman Farenthold lead the way in the discussions. The Congressman would often drink to excess. When he would attend government functions, staff would have to accompany him on “redhead patrol,” to keep him out of trouble. He told another aide that he was having sexual fantasies about Ms. Greene. Lauren Greene was then another aide. She complained and was soon afterward fired. See New York Times report.
Prior to becoming a Congressman in 2010, Rep. Farenthold had been a conservative radio talk show host. He would also buy domain names and re-sell them. In 2014, the same year as Ms. Greene’s lawsuit, he sold a domain that included a sexually explicit act in the name. He was photographed at a party wearing a duck print costume standing next to scantily clad women.
Yes, that is a good example of how not to run professional office, that respects the rights of female workers.