(Associated Press) A South Carolina senator says he was only joking with a female colleague when he referred to women as a "lesser cut of meat" while they dined with others near the statehouse Tuesday. But she says the remarks are sexist and upsetting and that she's frequently asked him to stop.
Katrina Shealy, the state's only female senator, said that Sen. Tom Corbin was referring to rib meat, after saying God made Eve from Adam's rib. Corbin said a rack of ribs had just been brought to their table, and it "reminded me of an old joke."
"We were all joking and laughing," said Corbin, R-Travelers Rest. "We cut up together."
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