Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it. pic.twitter.com/Ya2mf5ODts
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 3, 2019
Biden comes on stage and hugs IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson.
"I just want you to know I had permission to hug Lonnie," Biden says, to uproarious applause from the (mostly male) crowd.
— Nidhi Prakash (@nidhiprakash) April 5, 2019
That this was at a union event filled with union men laughing at it says so, so much about both Biden and how some–though by no means all–union cultures operate. Sexism is comedy to them.
….I see that Paul touched upon this earlier and that there is robust comment thread about the issue already. But I will leave this up, just for the comment about male union culture.