Not the Onion: MA lawmaker says tribute to Civil War Gen. Hooker is offense to women

Not the Onion: MA lawmaker says tribute to Civil War Gen. Hooker is offense to women
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[Ed. – Just when you think we’ve reached Peak Insanity.]

A Massachusetts state lawmaker wants to remove a tribute to Civil War General Joe Hooker, arguing it might be offensive to women.

One of the entrances to the Massachusetts State House is designated the “General Hooker Entrance,” a memorial to the Massachusetts-born Major General who served in the Army of the Potomac under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

But Democratic state Rep. Michelle DuBois wants the name changed, arguing that “Hooker”–also a slang term for a prostitute–is offensive to women. …

In a tweet, she invoked the #MeToo movement empowering victims of rape and sexual harassment.

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