While promoting her new book, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told People magazine about incidents in which older, male colleagues commented on her weight.
In the congressional gym, she said a male lawmaker told her, “Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!”
On another occasion, after she lost about 50 pounds, she said a male senator squeezed her stomach and remarked: “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”
What kind of misogynist neanderthal still thinks it is okay to make remarks like this, much less actually TOUCH … even worse SQUEEZE … a colleague’s body … or call a female colleague “my girl”? These remarks and behaviors would be out of line if the woman was a lowly intern. Gillibrand is a United States SENATOR, for crying out loud! [Where’s Barbara “don’t call me ma’am” Boxer when you need her?]
When pressed to identify the perpetrators of such inappropriate behavior, Gillibrand demurred, claiming it didn’t matter, because the incidents “didn’t affect me.” Oh puh-leeze. There isn’t a woman on the planet who wouldn’t have been pissed off! Plus, you know, YOU BROUGHT THEM UP, Kirsten!
Let me just GUESS … the REAL reason that the identities of these knuckle-draggers is a Big Secret is that they are DEMOCRATS, hmmm? I’m right, aren’t I, girlfriend. Cuz you know as well as I do that if a Republican had done anything remotely as offensive, you would’ve held a presser five minutes later to divulge his name and breathlessly report every nuanced detail of the latest assault in the GOP War on Women.