From “The Week,” in the current NR:
James Hayes has filed an interesting lawsuit. He is the head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in New York, and his lawsuit is against Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, and the Department of Homeland Security itself. He claims that he and other men have faced a “hostile work environment,” an “atmosphere that is targeted to humiliate and intimidate male employees.” He also maintains that he was passed over for promotion in favor of Napolitano’s female friends, and that he was demoted to make way for one. Hayes’s claims are supported by many of his colleagues. His specific allegations make for nauseating reading. One of the women he has accused, Suzanne Barr, has placed herself on voluntary leave. If Hayes were a Democratic woman, filing suit against Republican male officials, the story would be a big one, nationally. As it is, the story is worth keeping an eye on. Goose, gander.