As is well known now, Rep. Katie Hill resigned her congressional seat after, among other things, a romantic relationship with a junior male staffer was revealed. In the still unfolding aftermath of #MeToo, boss/employee couplings are increasingly frowned upon, particularly when men are the pursuers. High profile evidence of the anecdotal variety that involves rich and famous men, points to men in particular using seniority to secure the affections of women. In some instances harassment and much worse than harassment is said to have taken place. Harvey Weinstein is a prominent example here.
Hill is of course a woman, she as mentioned had a relationship with a male in her office, but as Somerset Maugham put it in The Razor's Edge, “what is sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose.” Hill had physical relations with someone junior to her, so it seems she should be treated like males who've lost their jobs for doing the same thing. Fair enough, but is it?