The Mike Shirkey I knew when I served in the Michigan House of Representatives was just as bad as the one we see today. I called him vile in 2012 and that description continues to hold true. Being term-limited has only emboldened him to say terrible and misogynistic things out loud because he knows that he will never be held […]Read more ›
“He assured me it was nothing personal and this is just how he talks to young women.” It’s been quite awhile since a Michigan Republican has made the news for being a disgusting, sexist pig. But State Senator Peter Lucido reset that clock this week with remarks he made to Michigan Advance cub reporter Allison Donahue: I waited outside the […]Read more ›
GOP House Speaker Chatfield’s comment that AG Nessel and Gov. Whitmer are “driven purely by emotion” is TOTALLY NOT SEXIST AT ALL, says Chatfield
INSERT PAINFUL EYEROLL HERE… The Republican Speaker of the House in Michigan’s legislature is Lee Chatfield, a 30-year old father of five and graduate of Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University who attempted to bring a loaded handgun onto a commercial flight last summer. In a recent interview, Chatfield characterized Attorney General Dana Nessel and Governor Gretchen Whitmer as “driven purely by […]Read more ›
UPDATED: Newly released video of Bill Schuette isn’t just “creepy” or “embarrassing”. It’s sexual harassment.
By now you have likely seen or at least heard about a newly released video showing a young Bill Schuette acting totally inappropriately with a photo journalist. The video quickly went viral and has generated headlines like “Schuette tells woman in video: ‘I will do anything you want’” and “Schuette regrets ‘embarrassing’ exchange from 1989” and “‘I Think I Need […]Read more ›
For all their whining, Michigan Republicans are happy to embrace being “deplorable” and to wear it on a shirt
That t-shirt there on the right is available from the Michigan Republican Party website. It’s a clear admission that being deplorable – “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” – is part and parcel of what at least half of Republicans supporting Donald Trump are. They are so proud of their racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamaphobia that they are willing to […]Read more ›
Michigan high school principal: Women should be slut shamed because boys are just sex maniacs, gosh darn it
This right here? This is pure an unadulterated sexist bullshit: 1. Being wired more visual, males are attracted to shape and skin. Yes, a lot of bare skin or tightly covered (Spandex!) skin is a sexual distraction to a male. He will say, the more skin the better…but this leads him to treat women as ‘sex objects’ rather than respect […]Read more ›
Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley’s poetry slam performance “Lost Voices” gives a voice to voiceless women & black men
I don’t like to throw around the phrase “must see!” much but this video, in my opinion, is something everyone should watch. It will only take three minutes of your time but this poetry slam performance by Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley says more about how women and minorities experience our society than any book or movie ever could. Pay […]Read more ›
“With firm Reliance on Divine Providence,” Cindy Gamrat discovers Republicans have different rules for men & women
After I wrote about tea partier Cindy Gamrat being tossed out of the Republican caucus last week, MIRS new service posted a piece that quoted a Republican source saying that Gamrat’s Facebook post wasn’t the only reason she got the boot. “There’s been a whole series of issues with Rep. Gamrat that have got Republican members complaining to leadership and […]Read more ›
Fox News pundits Lou Dobbs, Erick Erickson, and Juan Williams blame working women for … pretty much everything
Gentlemen, the 1950s called and they’d like their chauvinistic worldview back
The dissolution of society around us. The disintegration of marriage. Something going terribly wrong in American society. Minority communities torn apart. American society torn apart. A catastrophic issue. The loss of a generation. The undermining of our social order.
What is it that’s causing this societal conflagration? According to Fox News commentators Lou Dobbs, Juan Williams, Erick Erickson, and Doug Schoen, it’s the fact that, in 40% of American households with children, women are the primary wage earner. Who knew that women earning more than men would have such a corrosive impact on the very fabric of our American society?
Nobody except these sexist swine. Details after the jump.Read more ›
The Snyder re-election campaign hands out campaign swag referring to his female supporters as “chicks”
A campaign from the 1970s???
This past week at the Mackinac Policy Conference, women with Governor Rick Snyder’s re-election campaign greeted folks with “Peeps” labeled “I’m a Rick Chick” and “One of the Gov’s PEEPS!”. They were also handing out “I’m a Rick Chick” stickers.
It’s been awhile since I’ve encountered the use of the demeaning and derogatory word “chicks” to describe women. Most people have come to realize how sexist and insulting it is.
More after the jump.Read more ›
More misogyny in the Michigan House of Representatives – Rep Frank Foster calls nurses union staffer a c**t
Boys will be
It’s just another episode in a long, long string of episodes where some Michigan Republican men can’t get into any sort of back and forth with a woman without whipping out the sexist derogatory slurs. This time, it’s state House Representative Frank Foster.
While visiting the neighborhood of a Michigan Nurses Association staffer, he called her a “cunt”.Read more ›