Misogynists say the darndest things, don’t they? And by “the dardnest things”, we mean “the most rage-inducing things that make you wish you had the crafty Rube Goldberg-esque skills of a young Kevin McCallister and the home address of every He-Man Woman Hater in the world so that you could reap revenge for womynkind while maintaining your manicure.” Oh, this year there was many a white man shaking his jowls over what womankind is up to these days. But who succeeded in saying the most deluded, most ignorant, most misogynistic remark of 2012? Check out our list of the top ten worst sexist remarks of the year.
- Mitt Romney“I went to a number of women’s groups and said: ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”
Okay, so I know the whole Mitt Romney/”binders full of women” joke got old faster than LiLo’s face (gurl, I love you, but you have the face of my Atlantic City-loving aunt) but Romney’s response to gender equality in the workplace was so absurd that it couldn’t be left off this list. The suggestion that Romney struggled so hard to find qualified women to hire that he needed someone to start stuffing resumes and headshots into aTrapper Keeper is sad, but even sadder was that you could tell Romney thought this gesture was really feminist of him. Sorry dude.
- Glenn GrothmanThe perenially red-faced Senator loaned his support to a bill this year that repealed the state’s 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act. According to Grothman, the wage gap that all us feminazis have been bemoaning in between rounds of bra burning and man-hating, doesn’t actually exist:
“Take a hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers but the husband is working 50 or 60 hours a week, going all out, making 200 grand a year. The woman takes time off, raises kids, is not ‘go-go-go.’ Now they’re 50 years old. The husband is making 200 grand a year, the woman is making 40 grand a year. It wasn’t discrimination. There was a different sense of urgency in each person .What you’ve got to look at, and Ann Coulter has looked at this, is you have to break it down by married and unmarried. Once you break it down by married and unmarried, the differential disappears.”
- Rick SantorumA woman in front-line combat “[creates] a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved.”
Sometimes I just feel bad for Rick Santorum; he looks like three kids stacked on each other’s shoulders in a man-suit and says the most ridiculous, out of control things. I have to think this or I’ll get a rage headache.