A male professor who made a joke in a crowded elevator at an academic conference is now facing disciplinary charges after a female professor who was there filed a formal complaint.
Richard Ned Lebow, professor of international political theory at King’s College in London, was in a jammed elevator when someone asked him what floor he needed to get off on, according to a Washington Post opinion piece.
“Ladies’ lingerie,” he joked.
He was attending the International Studies Association conference in San Francisco at the time. Simona Sharoni, professor or women’s and gender studies at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, also present in the elevator, took offense and several hours after the incident, she filed a complaint with the association, which found that Lebow violated the group’s code of conduct.
Lebow told colleagues this is “a horrifying and chilling example of political correctness” that “encourages others to censor their remarks for fear of retribution.” – READ MORE[give_form id=”79809″] [contentcards url=”http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/08/male-professor-faces-disciplinary-charges-for-joke-in-crowded-elevator-calls-it-chilling-example-political-correctness.html” target=”_blank”]