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Dec 02 2011

Women for Herman Cain

To offset the increasing number of women who are accusing him of sexual harassment and/or affairs, Herman Cain has launched a new website: Women for Herman Cain. Female supporters can share their insights as to why they support Cain, such as:

Dear Mrs. Cain, don’t pay attention to these pathetic husbandless women who are jealous of women like you in happy long-term marriages. These vindictive women can’t find a husband or keep one. They are like stalkers who try to latch on to any man who shows a bit of kindness or attention to them. When these unstable women come out of the woodwork to make accusations about Herman just say, ‘Honey, get a life, I believe my husband.’ We want you to be our First Lady Mrs. Cain!

And

Now because of scheming women that can be swayed by money, attention or whatever else the reason may be, your reputation is at stake – not theirs as it should be. I do not believe these women are victims…I believe you are.

And

Don’t let Satan and his demons win. Stay true to the Lord’s will and stay in this race. Remember Philippians 4:13! CAIN TRAIN is chugging!

I have to wonder how many of these submissions are actually from women and not MRAs. Non-Americans, aren’t you glad you’re not a part of this political nonsense?

The cherry on top  is that the banner for his site is women from a German stock photo website. Finding real supporters was apparently too difficult.

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  1. 1
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    …all three of them.

  2. 2
    steve

    The Cain Train is chugging something, that’s for sure.

  3. 3
    Greg

    Heh. Did you notice the women in the title bar are not really hermanites? It is from istockphoto.
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39532_You_Wont_Believe_This-_Women_For_Herman_Cain

  4. 4
    Greg

    Doh, you did know that. It’s right there at the bottom of your post.

  5. 5
    jpeg

    MRAs?

  6. 6
    Izzy Leonard

    It stands for “Men’s Rights Activist” but it means misogynist prick.

  7. 7
    Tabby Lavalamp

    They spend less time doing activist work for men’s rights than they do bitterly attacking women. Most do no work for men’s rights. Manboobz.com is a great resource for following the mindset.

  8. 8
    Improbable Joe, bearer of the Official SpokesGuitar

    Of course they used a stock photo… do you think his handlers are going to get women together in one place where Cain might find out about it?

  9. 9
    carolw

    Wow. De Nile is not just a river in Egypt, apparently.
    Is anyone else as bugged by how Herman Cain refers to himself as “Herman Cain” as I am? That’s a pet peeve of mine. Pronouns are our friends!

  10. 10
    jpeg

    Ah, thanks. I got as far as assuming the M stood for Men, but couldn’t come up with anything for the others. Not even anything clever. FAB. Friday Afternoon Blues.

  11. 11
    Mocha

    Because women who happen to be married or in a relationship are never harassed or assaulted. It’s just those single ladies.

    Oh…wait…

  12. 12
    Lagerbaer

    @Mocha
    Well, to keep in line with Biblical Morals™, assaulting a married woman probably counts as property damage or vandalism, with the husband as victim.

  13. 13
    Nentuaby

    “Men’s Rights Activists.” Ostensibly, those who fight “reverse sexism” or injustices against men caused by the failings of a gender-asymmetrical legal system. In practice, a paper-thin euphemism on par with all those homophobic coservative groups called Family something. The three-letterism is associated with the worst kinds of anti-Feminist reactionaries and misogynist troglodytes.

    Needless to say, the term is considered poisoned for those of us who are ACTUALLY concerned with the corrosive effects patriarchy has on men as well as women.

  14. 14
    Phillip Helbig

    Remember Gary Hart? When asked whether such issues (i.e. extramarital sex) would play a role in European political campaigns, then Chancellor Helmut Kohl, in one of his rare instants of wit, replied that in Germany no-one would care and in France it’s probably a prerequisite to being taken seriously as a candidate!

  15. 15
    Illuminata, Genie in the Beer Bottle

    Not to mention that Cain has just admitted to having a 13 year long affair.

    So this “women” supporting Cain by lambasting his accusers with charges of being unable to keep a husband . . . . want a woman who’s husband has been cheating on her for over a decade to be the First Lady. Even if you don’t believe the sexual harassment allegations, he himself has admitted to the affair.

    Does that not compute to anyone else? Or is there some facet of wingnut logic I’m missing?

  16. 16
    TomZ, a miasma of incandescent plasma

    Hahaha Ph 4:13, good ole “Christians are superhuman” verse, so, um, how about you deliver conclusive proof that Cain is innocent of all sexual allegations, make Cain become POTUS, and then cure cancer. I mean, if you have Christ, all of those are possible, it says so in your damned holy book, how can it not be true?!?!

  17. 17
    Joel Grant

    I am not sure why Ted Bundy gets such a bad rap when you consider how many billions of women he did not murder.

  18. 18
    Chris Lawson

    see also: Men’s Rape Apologists

  19. 19
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    “Men’s Rights Advocate” is a self-description from a semi-community of men who have coalesced around some combination of the following as a common cause:

    -the awareness that feminism is chipping away at the privileged status of men, which they resent partly due to having confused those privileges with “rights” due to habituation, and partly because of a mindset that’s so wrapped up in domination that they literally cannot conceive of a movement seeking to promote equality and therefore assume that feminists are looking to make men an underclass
    -the awareness that many manifestations of patriarchal culture hurt men, and some even benefit women (like sexist attitudes about child custody). Generally they (check all that apply) blame feminism for the existence of these aspects of sexism, assume that feminists don’t care about resolving them, or assume that these are MUCH more important than women’s concerns and resent feminists for ever focusing on anything else.
    -more generally, they’re badly dissatisfied with various aspects of their own lives and are projecting that anger onto women as a whole. In the most favorable case this is due to overgeneralizing from the actions of specific individual women; far more commonly, the things they resent are either their own damn fault or the other edge of a sword that’s already cutting women deeply, so to speak.

    Like 90% of the uses of “Family” in organizational titles and the general label of “pro-life” for organizations opposed to women’s reproductive equality and women’s rights generally, “men’s rights advocate” is such a misnomer as to be borderline fraudulent. Several people in the blogging community are trying to get some momentum behind the term “male supremacist,” which is far more accurate.

  20. 20
    Chris Lawson

    Pure gold, Joel. I’ll remember this next time I hear someone use that pseudo-defence.

  21. 21
    Nentuaby

    Male Supremacist is okay, but didn’t we already have a three-letterism for that set? MCP works pretty well.

  22. 22
    miller

    They could be women *and* MRAs, couldn’t they?

  23. 23
    DaveDodo007

    Frauen for Cain:-)

  24. 24
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    That one might have too much baggage.

  25. 25
    MLR

    Wow… I read a few of those posts and it forced me to remember just how insanely committed some people are to their religious delusions. The idea that there is a god who saved Cain from cancer so he could run for President, but is totally okay with letting millions of children starve to death is disturbing, yet several posters there are convinced this is the case. One even said it was Divine Providence. These people frighten me.

  26. 26
    Jurjen S.

    Let’s not forget that it was non-Americans who voted Silvio Berlusconi into office. (Sorry, as a naturalized U.S. citizen I tend to bristle a bit when people view the world outside the U.S. through overly rose-tinted glasses.)

    And while it’s true non-Americans have long been less hung up about political candidates’ marital fidelity–though the current ascendancy of Newt Gingrich (now on the second of his three marriages with a woman he was fucking behind his previous wife’s back, and if past behavior is any guide to future behavior, he’s already fucking Mrs. Gingrich Mk.IV behind the current one’s back) indicates that that is on the wane–a candidate turning out to have engaged in sexual harassment and/or assault is a different story.

  27. 27
    StarStuff, a soulless cunt

    You’re not alone. I think it’s pretty creepy.

  28. 28
    MrArboc

    Yes, I am glad I’m not a part of this, BUT I’m not sure Sweden is much better in cases like this. Just look at the rape charges against Julian Assange of Wikileaks and how his supporters have treated the women. They are feminists you see, and therefore they must be lying to hurt the Alfamale….

  29. 29
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    What does MCP stand for?

  30. 30
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    My… my head hurts just trying to understand the mindset of women supporting a skeevy old man accused of multiple affairs.

  31. 31
    Chris Lawson

    There were some bloody awful defences of Assange from some of his supporters, but this was by no means universal.

    The scandal is incredibly hard to unpack — for instance my position on it is that I admire WikiLeaks and think it has provided an incalculable service to democratic discourse BUT it has also made unforgiveable mistakes that have put lives at risk. I admire Assange for his dedication to the program BUT I can see that he is a preening narcissist who has allowed his personal political agenda to lead him to those mistakes. I abhor the sexual assaults described by the women who talked to the police and I have no reason to doubt their veracity BUT I also abhor the way the Swedish police and judiciary have handled the case shows clear signs of a covert political agenda. I despise those who have sought to demonise the women who made the complaint to police BUT I also despise those enemies of WikiLeaks who have demonised Assange on what remains at this time an unprosecuted accusation that’s completely irrelevant to the mission of WikiLeaks.

  32. 32
    julian

    Sorry but I’m no longer so optimistic s to believe there’s any shortage of women willing to defend someone like Herman Cain from the evil husbandless feminists out there.

    I was (against my better judgment) sitting down at the Chow Hall by the TV always set to FOX news. Guess what O’Babble thinks is relevant to know about one of the women who’s made allegations against Mr. Cain? She’s getting evicted from her home. O scandal! obviously she’s making the whole thing up so she can play up some sob story and not have to pay rent.

    Fuck the GOP.

  33. 33
    Marcus Ranum

    “MCP” is from the 70s – Male Chauvinist Pig.

  34. 34
    Retired Prodigy Bill

    “The cherry on top is that the banner for his site is women from a German stock photo website. Finding real supporters was apparently too difficult.”

    Not much of a cherry, here, I’ll give the campaign a pass on this one. The corporate mentality is to avoid risk, using images whose provenance you aren’t certain of is a ‘bad thing.’ Almost certainly somebody in the development process said, “Go find a photo of cheerful women to stick in there.”

  35. 35
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    Unfortunately, feminism as of the 70s (and 80s) is probably forever tarred with the anti-sex idiocy that flourished to varying degrees but dominated public perceptions, to the movement’s massive detriment. Exhuming it won’t go well.

  36. 36
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    for instance my position on it is that I admire WikiLeaks and think it has provided an incalculable service to democratic discourse BUT it has also made unforgiveable mistakes that have put lives at risk.

    It would be interesting to see the claim that Wikileaks ever ACTUALLY endangered anyone substantiated because all I can see is that it’s being used as a bogeyman, the same way as that “liquids on a plane” bullshit.

  37. 37
    Nentuaby

    I suppose so. I’ve just always liked the ring of that phrase, though. Shame to lose it.

  38. 38
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    Also, “supremacists” sounds more threatening and better conveys that they’re pushing for damaging policies (albeit inefficiently), not just holding arrogant opinions.

  39. 39
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    I don’t know why. I mean, we already know that women who don’t think rape is a big deal, at least some of the time, exist; how much of a stretch is it from there?

  40. 40
    Tom Singer

    And almost certainly, it’s common practice among political campaigns (which are, after all, just marketing organizations). Further, I’m not sure why it matters if the photo is German*; once you go get a stock photo, you’ve already eliminated any sort of connection between the marketer and the model, and probably the photographer and the website, as well. Unless Jen was implying that the use of German stock photos is putting Americans out of work.

    *Despite Jen’s characterization of the website as “German”, the website is apparently based in NYC, at least from what I gather from their terms of service contract; the photographer appears to be German, and it seems reasonable that the models are German as well.

  41. 41
    zagrobelny8

    Has anyone mentioned http://menforcain.com/ yet?

  42. 42
    wasd

    [there are] husbandless women who are jealous of women [..] in happy long-term marriages. [..] They are like stalkers[*] who try to latch on to any man who shows a bit of kindness or attention to them.

    Hanging out with men who are kind sounds like both a good thing for all involved and a sensible first step toward no longer being “husbandless” for those so inclined.

    For a while I was genuinely puzzled how woman would get married without hanging out with/”latching on to” men who are kind to them. It really took some time before I realised that marrying off children and keeping woman segregated in burkas would be the current most popular way to prevent any scenarios involving grown woman latching onto men who are kind to them. That’s probably not the alternative the author was thinking of, right?

    I also think Herman Cain is an odd choice for an example of a man whose kindness attracts woman. I don’t personally know mr Cain but I do know he chose to base his campaign on the premise that he was the least kind person of the candidates. You can say about that what you want but it did at one point attract quite a few voters.

    *) For those who think the author is thinking exclusively about a select group of extra “stalkerish” woman, clearly “stalker” is used metaphorically here. We are talking about a situation in which the hypothetical stalkee shows kindness. If one had to define literal stalking one could do worse than “hanging out with/latching on to people despite them not wanting to show kindness or give attention.” Stalker is used as a further insult rather than a qualification narrowing down the argument.

    Non-Americans, aren’t you glad you’re not a part of this political nonsense?

    Where did you get the ridiculous idea US politics doesn’t effect us?

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