Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

Herman Cain Sexual Harassment PSA

The best moment of the 2012 campaign so far happened when Herman Cain assured American voters that for all the women who have claimed he sexually harassed them, there are thousands who have not. See? He might have been accused of sexually harassing some women, but come on, people, he hasn’t sexually harassed all women.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Herman Cain’s Wife Gloria Cain Stands By Her Man

Gloria Cain, wife of GOP presidential nominee wannabe Herman Cain, is standing by her man in the face of sexual harassment accusations by numerous women. [The Daily Beast]
Chelsea Clinton has been hired as a special correspondent for NBC doing segments for “Making A Difference” about people who do good in the world.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2011

Katie Roiphe’s NYT Op-Ed Dismissive That Sexual Harassment Actually Exists

As my 68-year-old, Fox News-watching, Republican-voting father tells it, once upon a time you could compliment a woman in the workplace. You were allowed say “nice dress” or “you look nice today” and it was not a big deal. Everyone would smile pleasantly and go back to clacking on their typewriters. Then the ’70s came along. Hairy-pitted…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2011

Herman Cain Jokes About Anita Hill, Because That’s Appropriate

Poor Herman Cain just can’t catch a break, can he? Why, he can’t even make a joke about Anita Hill without those screeching harpies telling him it’s inappropriate to joke about sexual harassment when you’ve been publicly accused of sexual harassment yourself! Just because at least five women have accused the wannabe GOP presidential candidate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2011

Herman Cain Group Calls Accuser Karen Kraushaar An “Ugly Bitch”

Yesterday we learned, courtesy of a New York Post columnist, that Herman Cain‘s sexual harassment accuser Sharon Bialek is too pretty to be credible as a victim because she must have been “asking for it.” I mean, she was wearing lipstick at her press conference, the hussy!

Today we learn, courtesy of a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2011

Herman Cain Wants To Lick This Ice Cream Off Your Supple Body

HarassMint Chocolate Chip with Fondled Fudge Chunks and Assaulted Peanuts? Oh, Herman Cain, you had this coming. Even if it is a spoof. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2011

Fifth Woman, Donna Donella, Accuses Herman Cain Of Sexual Harassment

A fifth woman has accused Herman Cain, that charming roué, of sexual harassment. Donna Donella, 40, of Arlington, Virginia, said Cain tried to get her to set him up with an Egyptian businesswoman and when she refused, he asked her out to dinner. She refused that, too. (I mean, who wants to be a guy’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2011

Alleged NYC Subway Groper Caught (And Was Turned In By His Brother!)

Last week, we were kvelling about Shyane DeJesus, a 22-year-old college student in New York City who fought back when she was groped by a man while waiting for a subway. And she didn’t let the guy who lifted up her dress and slid his hand under her skirt get away when a train arrived:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2011

Sharon Bialek, Herman Cain’s Fourth Sexual Harassment Accuser, Comes Forward

This afternoon, Sharon Bialek, the fourth woman accusing GOP presidential nomination wannabe Herman Cain of sexual harassment, held a press conference in New York to describe how she met with him about getting a job and he reached his hand under her skirt. Bialek said in July 1997, she met with Cain, then the president…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2011

The Woman Who Beat Up Her Subway Groper Gets Animation Treatment

We get some weird email here at The Frisky and the weirdest one I’ve received today is definitely the main item from yesterday’s Today’s Lady News column … animated. Yes, someone animated the news item about 22-year-old Shyane DeJesus, the woman who beat the crap out of a man who groped her on the New…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Woman Opens A Can Of Whoop-Ass On Subway Pervert

Shyane DeJesus, 22, a senior at City College in New York City, was waiting for the subway when she felt a man grope  her on the thigh and then shove his hand under her skirt. So Shyane started beating him about the head; when the subway arrived, the man jumped on it, and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2011

Herman Cain’s Sexual Harassment Accuser Wants To Speak Out

Over the weekend, the politics blog Politico dropped the bomb that Herman Cain, a Republican frontrunner for the presidential nomination, was accused of sexual harassment twice by women who later took pay-outs not to discuss the incidents. Politico claimed that when Cain headed the National Restaurant Association during the 1990s, two women complained to superiors about…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2011

Herman Cain Accused Of Sexual Harassment

The political news website Politico has dropped the bombshell news that Herman Cain, a Republican frontrunner for the presidential nomination and kooky numerologist, was accused of sexual harassment twice by women who later took pay-outs not to talk about the incidents.

Based on the reports of a half-dozen sources, Politico claims that whe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2011

Creepy Perv Made 5,000+ Calls About Pantyhose

Someone’s got a fetish and hasn’t found an appropriate outlet for it yet! Over the course of a 53-day period in 2010, a gentleman named Rip Alan Swartz made 6,575 calls — maxing out at 432 on one particular September day — trying to get women to chat about pantyhose. His failproof tactic? Swartz would…

By: Rachel Krause / October 27, 2011

Minka Kelly Sexually Harassed On The Set Of “Charlie’s Angels”?

Note to the cast and crew of the new “Charlie’s Angels“: it probably isn’t a good idea to slap the butt of the show’s leading actress. Star magazine is reporting that Minka Kelly was sexually harassed on the set of the show in late August and was, understandably, very upset about the incident. Here’s what…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 21, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Sticks Up For Dominique Strauss-Kahn

“I love DSK [the former head of the IMF who was accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid]. I love his wife. They are great people and when they came back to Paris I sent them flowers. But you know, for people in politics, it’s very embarrassing. On the left they had…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2011

Come On Down … You’re The Next Sexual Harassment Victim On “The Price Is Right”!

We hoped that the sexual harassment accusations would be over when Bob Barker retired as the host of “The Price Is Right.” All we wanted was to enjoy a good round of Plinko without worrying who may be “plinking” backstage. But unfortunately, the accusations are continuing into the Drew Carey era. Another one of the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 8, 2011

Would You Want Women-Only Subway Cars To Stop Sexual Harassment?

I had a particularly delightful experience this morning while bounding down the subway steps into the station. A young man, probably about 20, was sitting on the bottom steps next to the handrail in the middle. As I clip-clopped down the stairs past him, he purposefully tilted his head around, focusing on my bare legs,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Afghan Women Protest Street Harassment In High Heels & Head Scarves

Afghan women held a protest in high heels and head scarves in Kabul today to protest street harassment. “The idea behind street harassment is that women should not be out of their houses,” organizer Noor Jahan Akbar, 19, told Reuters. [Reuters]
The actress Geena Davis was in D.C. yesterday lobbying for the Healthy Media…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2011

Jennifer Aniston Is A “Sex Crazed Maneater” On The “Horrible Bosses” Poster

Behold, the new poster for “Horrible Bosses,” the movie where Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day conspire to kill their toxic superiors. Jennifer Aniston plays Charlie’s boss, a sadistic dentist. Now, I know many people will object to the use of the words “sex crazed” and “maneater” here alongside the image of the cowering…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 20, 2011
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