Topic: Herman Cain

Alleged Herman Cain Mistress Plans Tell-All Book: ‘In Your Face, America’

Alleged Herman Cain Mistress Plans Tell-All Book: 'In Your Face, America'

There’s a rumor going around this morning that Donald Trump is about to reveal divorce papers filed (and obviously retracted) by Barack and Michelle Obama sometime over the course of their two-decade marriage. If so, this will mark a real low point in this presidential campaign. But it will won’t be the sleaziest bit of news to emerge over the course of this long election. Top honors still belongs to Republican primary candidate Herman Cain, hounded out of the campaign after a string of revelations about past accusations of sexual harassment, and an affair that was said to last 13 years. Now, Ginger White, the woman who says she was Cain’s long-term mistress, is coming forward — and she sounds pissed. “In your face, America,” she says, using a phrase that would be a pretty awesome book title. “Because you put me through hell.” More »

Video: Former Top Candidate Says Men Are Better Informed Than Women

Video: Former Top Candidate Says Men Are Better Informed Than Women

Appalling misogynist Delightful curmudgeon Herman Cain is at it again! The pizza mogul turned Republican presidential candidate appeared on Fox News yesterday to explain why Republicans seem to be losing support among women. “Yes, President Obama is very likable to most people, if you just look at him and his family,” he said. “But if you look at his policies, which is what most people disagree with, it’s a different story. And I think many men are much more familiar with the failed policies than a lot of other people.” This is the guy whose most notable foreign policy moment during the campaign was when he proudly said he was never going to know the who the “president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” is. More »

Sexual Harassers Aren’t “Don Draper Wannabes,” They’re 21st-Century Guys

Sexual Harassers Aren't "Don Draper Wannabes," They're 21st-Century Guys

Are men who sexually harass women throwbacks to the 1960s? Before we say hello to 2012, let’s say good riddance to what’s probably the last sexual harassment accusation of 2011. Shelley Kanther, the former director of marketing communications for CBS Radio in Philadelphia, has accused her employer of fostering an environment in which men commanded her to wear skirts more often, slapped her ass, loudly guessed her bra size, and then fired her when she spoke up for herself. Is this a bit of “Mad Men” nostalgia, or just another day in 2011?
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Sexual Harassment Charges Didn’t Phase Herman Cain, But An Affair Is Another Story

Sexual Harassment Charges Didn't Phase Herman Cain, But An Affair Is Another Story

Is Herman Cain getting set to drop out of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential candidacy today? Yesterday, a woman named Ginger White (seen here) told an Atlanta news channel that she carried on a 13-year affair with Cain that ended earlier this year. In response, the former CEO told his senior staff this morning the he was “reassessing” whether to continue his campaign. No surprise there: Cain’s poll numbers have been dropping and he’s never seemed truly serious about being president anyway. But it will be disappointing if it turns out to be a legal, consensual affair that does him in, rather than multiple credible reports of sexual harassment. More »

The Morning Grind: Digital Apps For The Holidays

The Morning Grind: Digital Apps For The Holidays

• Rules for snacking. (YouBeauty)

• Job skills learned from driving stick. (Daily Muse)

Herman Cain’s sexual harassment PSA. (TheFrisky)

• The best stem cell serums. (Truth In Aging)

• Why Elizabeth Warren isn’t our savior. (Double X)

• Digital apps to keep you sane this season. (HuffPost Women)

• What not to do on Twitter. (The Stir)

• Tips to enjoy life while running a business. (Women 2.0)

• Comebacks to inappropriate questions. (Divine Caroline)

• Frustrating breakups, jobs and hairstyles. (The Hairpin)

• How falling in love is like real estate. (YourTango)



Sexual Harassment Allegations Are Not A Political Issue, They’re A Serious Problem

Sexual Harassment Allegations Are Not A Political Issue, They're A Serious Problem

When women leave college and enter the business world, sexual harassment is just another history lesson. It’s this horribly tacky, over-the-top cartoon that couldn’t possibly happen in real life. As young women, the thought of an older boss bargaining your job for sex in almost laughable, it seems so unrealistic. The idea that workplaces would be allowed to act like frat houses, with sexually explicit language and lewd behavior, is completely unbelievable. After all, we’re entering the professional world. It’s supposed to be a grown-up world. And where is there room for something as ridiculously immature as sexual harassment?

Unfortunately, sexual harassment is real and it still occurs. And it doesn’t deserve to be treated like a political issue. Harassment is a serious problem that everyone should be concerned about. More »

Afternoon Grind: Women In Technology And Female Veterans

Afternoon Grind: Women In Technology And Female Veterans

• How to have an amazing road trip. (The Hairpin)

• Meet Herman Cain’s lawyer. (Double X)

• Addressing the shortage of women in tech. (Women 2.0)

• Time saving services worth your money. (Divine Caroline)

• Essential beauty products to get you through the cold. (The Frisky)

• Do you enable bad behavior? (YourTango)

• How to honor female veterans. (HuffPost Women)

• You’re more beautiful than you think. (YouBeauty)

Gabrielle Giffords’ message goes beyond politics. (The Stir)

• Follow these foreign policy women on Twitter. (Daily Muse)

The Morning Grind: Co-Founders And Startups That Matter

The Morning Grind: Co-Founders And Startups That Matter

How women have grown in the past decade. (YouBeauty)

Works biggest cost. (HuffPost Women)

Dealing with a co-founder of the opposite sex. (Daily Muse)

Is plastic surgery right for you? (Third Age)

What kind of first impression do you make? (YourTango)

Herman Cain inspired ice cream. (The Frisky)

Make your own blouse. (The Hairpin)

How people are treated on Facebook. (Double X)

Creating startups that matter. (Women 2.0)

Amanda Knox about to make a great decision. (The Stir)

The most hilarious women right now. (Divine Caroline)

Two Career Lessons From Herman Cain’s Disastrous Press Conference

Two Career Lessons From Herman Cain's Disastrous Press Conference

It has been a really, really rough month for Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, poor guy. News reports revealed story after story after story about his sexual harassment of employees and potential employees during his time as head of the National Restaurant Association. At first, the accusations were reassuringly vague, and the women remained anonymous because they had signed confidentiality agreements. Then Chicago woman Sharon Bialek gave a major news conference in which she explicitly detailed how Cain had tried to get her trade sexual favors for a job. Yesterday, Cain gave his own press conference, one of the least convincing in recent political history. What can we learn from this PR meltdown? More »

Everything You Need To Know About Confidentiality Agreements But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Need To Know About Confidentiality Agreements But Were Afraid To Ask

Yesterday, former National Restaurant Association employee Sharon Bialek became the first woman to publicly and explicitly accuse presidential candidate Herman Cain of an inappropriate sexual advance. But in the week or so before Bialek’s bombshell press conference, news reports emerged of several former Cain employees who had made formal complaints at the time of their alleged harassment. Unlike Bialek, those women — whose names we still don’t know — signed confidentiality agreements that bound them to silence. That got me wondering: Should you always sign a confidentiality agreement if your employer presents you with one? What’s the worst that could happen if you break it? To find out, I talked with a lawyer about the brass tacks of these documents — including what you need to ask yourself before you sign. More »

“You Want A Job, Right?”: Sharon Bialek Accuses Herman Cain Of Sexual Harassment

"You Want A Job, Right?": Sharon Bialek Accuses Herman Cain Of Sexual Harassment

Another day, another woman accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment. Today’s accuser, unlike the others, is going public in a big way with her story. Sharon Bialek, a Chicago single mother who worked for an education foundation the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, appeared with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred at a press conference this afternoon. In a clear, strong voice, she told her story of being sexually propositioned by Cain in a car, where he groped her and said, “You want a job, right?” Her allegations are explosive, specific, lurid and, if they prove true, extremely damning. More »

What Does Herman Cain’s Record Fundraising This Week Say To Women?

What Does Herman Cain's Record Fundraising This Week Say To Women?

On the surface, it seems like the news for Herman Cain seems to be getting worse by the day. Yesterday, reports of a third woman who says the Republican presidential candidate sexually harassed her in the 1990s emerged. But in another way, this has been a spectacular week for Cain. But within 24 hours after the first Politico story about Cain’s alleged harassment broke, Cain had his biggest fundraising day ever. The next day, he topped it, bringing in $400,000 — more than double his usual daily average. What does this kind of fundraising surge say to women who have been victims of sexual harassment? More »