• More misogyny in the Michigan House of Representatives – Rep Frank Foster calls nurses union staffer
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[quote]t’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”. From the [URL="http://www.minurses.org/news-and-events/p/openItem/5318"]MNA press release[/URL]: On Tuesday evening, Foster was visiting a home on Lansing’s south side when he walked up to the fence and asked Michigan Nurses Association staffer Julia Smith-Heck to stop mowing her lawn. They had a conversation about the “Protect Our Jobs” campaign to permanently enshrine collective bargaining rights in the Michigan Constitution, which the Michigan Nurses Association actively supports. Foster became hostile and walked away.He returned shortly afterward, demanding again that she stop mowing, saying it was bothering his autistic son. [Foster does not have children, according to his official bio information.] Smith-Heck declined, needing to finish mowing, but ended a short while later and went across the street to talk to her neighbor. Foster, a woman and a boy of about 3 or 4 came out and walked up to Smith-Heck and her neighbor. Foster said, “I want to introduce you to my son, Chase. I want to introduce you to the person whose night you ruined.” He then walked away, asking Smith-Heck, “Are you going to apologize?” She responded, “For mowing my lawn?” Foster said, “So you’re not going to apologize”? She repeated, “For mowing my lawn?” [B]Foster yelled across the street, “You’re a cunt!”[/B] [B]The MNA is demanding an apology and asking House Speaker Jase Bolger to investigate whether action should be taken against Rep. Foster for this completely unprofessional and sexist behavior. Deb Nault, Assistant Executive Director of Nursing Practice for MNA and longtime nurse said, “Frank Foster should apologize, have his mouth washed out with soap and learn to show some respect for women. I am beyond appalled that anyone, let alone a State Representative, would think it’s OK to use demeaning language like that.”[/B] [B]Smith-Heck put it this way:[/B] [B]I guess Frank Foster thought he could get away with screaming a derogatory term at a woman because the cameras weren’t on him. I hope his supporters and constituents are paying attention to his true character. Disagreements happen, but real adults handle it respectfully, not by using sexist, offensive insults in front of children. I expect better from our elected officials, and I look forward to receiving an apology from both Representative Foster and Speaker Bolger.[/B] [B]I have a neighbor who mows his lawn [I]constantly and it always seems to be right when we’re out enjoying the evening or trying to nap or entertain. But it never occurs to me to go out and call him derogatory names in the middle of the street in front of neighbors. In fact, it never occurs to me to confront him at all. People need to mow their lawns and it’s just a tiny price to pay for living in society: sometimes you will be mildly inconvenienced.[/I][/B] [B][I]But Foster clearly doesn’t have that governor on his throttle. He’s clearly comfortable not only with confrontation to get his way but also with using the most sexist, derogatory put-downs he can think of.[/I][/B] [B][I]Can someone please tell me how people with such poor judgement and self-restraint get elected to our state legislature? Because I. Do. Not. Get. It.[/I][/B][/quote]Fuck my state seriously. Look at this conservative facebook page too for my state, filled with the biggest idiots I've ever seen, look at this ([URL]http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Conservatives-Network/115226298495220[/URL]) here's a quote from one of their statuses [B]"Liberals tell rapists, women don't have the right to be armed against their attacks. A liberal is the best friend of a rapist. Yet it's the conservatives who have a 'war on women'?"[/B]
Sounds like someone needs to be fired asap. What an asshole.
can't wait for the counter-argument about how women can call men dickheads and assholes gonna be fun
[QUOTE=The golden;36383617]Sounds like someone needs to be fired asap. What an asshole.[/QUOTE] The whole fucking Michigan political system is corrupt and honestly I'm not surprised that there's 3,000 people getting ready to protest in my states capitol.
I don't like it when someone calls a girl a cunt. It's just improper. At least tell her she is a bitch, or something. That'd get you in less trouble. But eh, female equality is a son of a bitch that seems poking it's head out an awful lot lately.
I fail to see how the insult 'cunt' is misogynistic, especially when it's used both ways all the fucking time.
[QUOTE=Sanius;36383664]can't wait for the counter-argument that women can call men dickheads and assholes gonna be fun[/QUOTE] quit trying to start shit
[QUOTE=Sanius;36383664]can't wait for the counter-argument that women can call men dickheads and assholes gonna be fun[/QUOTE] The fuck are you talking about? This kind of shit in American politics has been getting more common on the Republican side for the last year or so, we've pretty much all agreed that it's ridiculous.
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;36383700]I fail to see how the insult 'cunt' is misogynistic, especially when it's used both ways all the fucking time.[/QUOTE] i've never heard dudes call each other a cunt in any other form than a joke it's an insult towards women. it is by nature misogynistic
[QUOTE=Protocol7;36383730]i've never heard dudes call each other a cunt in any other form than a joke it's an insult towards women. it is by nature misogynistic[/QUOTE] "but it's not like it's a term for the female anatomy or anything like that!!!" :downs: [I]Frank Foster: Professional Asswipe[/I]
[QUOTE=Sanius;36383664]can't wait for the counter-argument that women can call men dickheads and assholes gonna be fun[/QUOTE] The problem isn't that a derogatory insult was made and people are getting upset for no reason, but rather a politician who represents constituents in a state that has had problems between male and female politicians insulted a woman using said derogatory insult.
[QUOTE=Last or First;36383754]"but it's not like it's a term for the female anatomy or anything like that!!!" :downs: [I]Frank Foster: Professional Asswipe[/I][/QUOTE] oh yeah not to mention it's a derogatory term for vagina kinda like how dick is an insult towards men and it's also a derogatory term for penis
This is sad. A Democrat who used the words Vagina during an abortion debate gets a gag order, but if a Republican calls a woman a cunt walks off without any punishment. Corruption at its finest.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;36383768]oh yeah not to mention it's a derogatory term for vagina kinda like how dick is an insult towards men and it's also a derogatory term for penis[/QUOTE] aw poor men
[QUOTE=Fangz;36383775]This is sad. A Democrat who used the words Vagina during an abortion debate gets a gag order, but if a Republican calls a woman a cunt walks off without any punishment. Corruption at its finest.[/QUOTE] I'm actually going to make the 2 1/2 hour trip to protest. This will be my first protest but damn it this shit needs to stop
[QUOTE=Fangz;36383775]This is sad. A Democrat who used the words Vagina during an abortion debate gets a gag order, but if a Republican calls a woman a cunt walks off without any punishment. Corruption at its finest.[/QUOTE] Republicans at their finest.
[QUOTE=Sanius;36383781]aw poor men[/QUOTE] You cannot yell at Misandry/Misogny and then turn a blind eye to Misogny/Misandry, to be proper you must bash two of them at once instead of turning around and saying "LOL MEN." Otherwise you're not fixing anything.
[QUOTE=Keyblockor;36383927]You cannot yell at Misandry/Misogny and then turn a blind eye to Misogny/Misandry, to be proper you must bash two of them at once instead of turning around and saying "LOL MEN." Otherwise you're not fixing anything.[/QUOTE] misandry needs to exist in order to be fixed it doesn't
FINALLY congress is getting some balls again. Lets go back to the days where congressman would have cold wars with eachother, insulting eachother in hilarious ways. Even getting into fist fights on the congress floor with everybody else placing bets on the winner. I mean its horrible but its also funny as fuck.
what a cunt
The fuck is everyone worked up about? He called some woman a cunt because she wouldn't stop mowing. He was being a fucking asshole on his own time. What is everyone bitching about? "Boo hoo people in the world are being douchebags someone please make them go away!"
[quote]its misogyny[/quote]pretty sure when you call start calling someone a cunt, it's probably not because they're a woman. probably more along the lines of them getting you fired or crashing a car into you or something
[QUOTE=Sanius;36383935]it doesn't[/QUOTE] says who
[QUOTE=Protocol7;36383730]i've never heard dudes call each other a cunt in any other form than a joke it's an insult towards women. it is by nature misogynistic[/QUOTE] What? Men call eachother cunts all the time. Its a fucking general insult, it has the same meaning as "asshole."
[QUOTE=yawmwen;36383968]The fuck is everyone worked up about? He called some woman a cunt because she wouldn't stop mowing. He was being a fucking asshole on his own time. What is everyone bitching about? "Boo hoo people in the world are being douchebags someone please make them go away!"[/QUOTE] so what it's not okay for people to say "well that was undeserved" because you say so you're right. he did call her a cunt because she didn't stop mowing. but, y'know, look at it from her perspective?
[QUOTE=yawmwen;36383968]The fuck is everyone worked up about? He called some woman a cunt because she wouldn't stop mowing. He was being a fucking asshole on his own time. What is everyone bitching about? "Boo hoo people in the world are being douchebags someone please make them go away!"[/QUOTE] Keep up the quality posts.
[QUOTE=Webby2020;36383997]What? Men call eachother cunts all the time. Its a fucking general insult, it has the same meaning as "asshole."[/QUOTE] i've never heard men call each other cunts in a serious argument it's more like getting splashed with water and being like "oh johnny you cunt"
[QUOTE=Sanius;36383935]misandry needs to exist in order to be fixed it doesn't[/QUOTE] That's right dude, down with men! They're the scum of the earth! WOMEN CAN DO NO WRONG!!!
[QUOTE=Sanius;36383935]misandry needs to exist in order to be fixed it doesn't[/QUOTE] Come on, really? Misandry may not be nearly as prevalent as misogyny, but that hardly means it doesn't exist. Both misandry and misogyny are awful and we should be striving to get rid of both, rather than arguing about which is more important than the other.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;36384011]i've never heard men call each other cunts in a serious argument it's more like getting splashed with water and being like "oh johnny you cunt"[/QUOTE] Do you live in America? Because Americans don't say cunt because only people with british accents can say it and not sound awkward. Americans use "asshole" instead.
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