Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

Chart: Good Cat Calls Vs. Bad Cat Calls

The other day Winona and I were walking back from getting sandwiches (women always be eating sandwiches!) and a guy on the street told me that he liked my tights. It was a mellow cat call, or what I, and other ladies from Philly, like to call a “holler.” Sometimes, guys will straight up ask…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 2, 2012

Goldie Hawn Recalls Sexual Harassment On The Casting Couch

“I go to this big Park Avenue apartment; I’ve never been in so much wealth … He [writer Al Capp] thunders through the door … and he said, ‘Well I’m going to slip into something more comfortable.’ And something went off in my brain like, ‘More comfortable? OK, well I guess that means he’s going…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2012

Dov Charney Describes His Sexual Harassment Charges Thusly: “I Like To Fool Around With Girls”

“It’s getting strange, you know? Things are strange. Like, at our company, we’re all about gay rights–everyone’s sexuality is human. But, there’s still the conservatives, the scared people, just looking for a little enemy, looking for new sexual things to clamp down on. But we don’t want to fall into that trap–only talking about sex–because…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2011

Hands Off! Alleged Subway Groper Gets Shot By Cop

It’s been rough going for men who grope women and girls on public transit. Last month, some creep on the New York City subway got the crap beaten out of him by college student Shayne DeJesus, who filmed the incident with her phone, and was ratted out to the po-po by his brother. And o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 12, 2011

Paulina Porizkova Says Models Thought Sexual Harassment Was “Compliments”

“What people called sexual harassment, we called compliments. When a 16-year-old girl is flattered by a man pulling out his penis, that’s noteworthy.”
This quote from the model Paulina Porizkova from the forthcoming HBO documentary “About Face,” about the modeling industry, saddens me. Sexual harassment is something all women have experienced, but it did…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2011

Herman Cain Suspends Campaign After Affair Accusation

Because being accused of an affair is apparently worse than being accused of sexually harassing a bunch of women, Herman Cain has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Cain told supporters on Saturday he is leaving the race over “the continued distraction.” (Weirdly, the announcement came one day after his campaign launched a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

Ginger White Claims 13-Year-Long Affair With Herman Cain

Ginger White, an Atlanta businesswoman, came forward yesterday to claim she has had a 13-year-long affair with Herman Cain, who is vying to be the GOP’s presidential nominee. Herman Cain denied any  affair and called Ginger White “an acquaintance who I thought was a friend.” He has been married to thus-far loyal wife Gloria Cain

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2011

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
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