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From National Review's John Derbyshire:


Is there anyone who thinks sexual harassment is a real thing? Is there anyone who doesn't know it's all a lawyers' ramp, like "racial discrimination"? You pay a girl a compliment nowadays, she runs off and gets lawyered up. Is this any way to live?

Yeah dude, I know exactly what you mean.  

Like the last time I went into the office, I told an intern, "You totally look hot when you're researching my stories." She didn't respond, so to show how much appreciated her hotness, I gave her a love-tap on her fanny when she walked past.

Now she's all screaming "Sexual Harassment!" And dude in HR is all like, "This is a serious issue, Mr. Coates." And and I'm all like, "Bros Before Hos!" And they're all like, "Hostile Work Environment." And I'm all like, "Awesome Work Environment!" And my editors are all like, "Fireable Offense." And I'm all like, "Men get harassed, too!"  She tells me "Nice suit" and it's fine. I tell her "Nice rack" and everyone gets all law-suity.

Anyway dude, it looks like this is my last post here at The Atlantic

Totally not cool, bro. That chick was harassing me. With her hotness.
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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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