OUR TURN: Havard Bill Stripper Joke

OUR TURN: Havard Bill Stripper Joke

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - We all need some levity in our workplaces, but when your workplace is the state legislature, there are clearly limits to what's appropriate. State Representative Kenny Havard of East Feliciana Parish was way out of line with his so-called joke which he played during consideration of a new law which was designed to help curb human trafficking - the sex slave trade.

Havard resorted to humor at the junior high school level by introducing a formal amendment to the proposed law that would require all Louisiana strippers to be "between twenty-one and twenty-eight years of age and ... no more than one hundred sixty pounds in weight." Predictably, Havard offended several of his female coworkers in the legislature and they called him on it, making the point that his chauvinistic stunt was repulsive, but far from an isolated incident in their workplace.

We concur with them that Havard's insensitive and we'll add that he's also a major time waster in a legislative body that clearly has more important things to do.

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