SHE'S ALWAYS A WOMAN TO ME  5:24 pm December 19, 2012

It Is Like This Chick Suing The Family Research Council Thinks She Shouldn’t Have To Be Harrassed On The Job

by Taylor Huffman

Sure, there’s a war on women (but it’s more like a no-fly zone on women, no?), but why isn’t anyone paying attention to that other catastrophic American culture war -the war by women. It’s bad enough that young boys suffer as casualties when women of all ages insist on assaulting traditional American gender roles, but how will our once wholesome culture fare when even it’s finest institutions lose immunity against your Jezebel types? What if the field of combatants widens, and it isn’t just Jezebel types getting all uppity, and you’re even at risk of attack at your awesome Conservative Advocacy Group by the same woman you employed to silence all the sausage-fest jokes? WHAT IF THIS ISN’T A WHAT IF!?!?!?!?!?

“According to court documents first obtained and reported by journalist Evan Gahr, former FRC employee Moira Gaul, 42, filed a complaint in 2009 with the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission in which she accused her supervisor of gender discrimination. She claimed that her boss, the director of the Center for Human Life and Bioethics at the time, referred to the use of birth control pills as “whoring around,” addressed emails to her with the words “hi cutie,” pressured her to attend parties, and referred to her as a “young, attractive woman.”

One day you’re on top of the world, loving your life running the Center for Human Life and Bioethics for the Family Research Council (great pay and it isn’t research intensive AT ALL), and then you show up at work the next morning to an ugly complaint thrust in your face just because you were trying to get a cutie to do her best work. As if the complaint wasn’t enough, you find you’re facing a sexual harassment lawsuit. And the worst part is YOU GAVE HER A JOB AFTER ALL, even though it’s basically a made up position because, come on, Director of Women’s and Reproductive Health at the Family Research Council? Still, you’d expect a little more respect. Sadly, our cultural landscape has changed, probably for the worse if men are no longer allowed to warn a cutie now and then of how dangerous her “whore pills” can be without getting accused of sexual harassment.

The harassment lawsuit itself was settled in 2009, the same year FRC employee Moira Gaul brought her gender discrimination complaint to the D.C Human Rights Commission. That would make this story old news if it weren’t for frightening new powers obtained by women; now Gaul is suing the FRC because – and Yr. Wonkette was surprised to discover this – apparently you aren’t even allowed to fire a woman anymore when she makes a fuss over….over…what was it they did to her again? It’s hard to focus when there’s cuties out there right this second calling names and cracking skulls. The injustice!

“Gaul and her attorney, Shannon Stokes, are currently suing the FRC for illegally retaliating against her. The suit claims that Gaul had received excellent reviews and no reprimands at the FRC up until she filed the gender discrimination complaint. Then, three months after she was fired, abstinence funding continued to the FRC, and the organization “created a new position with duties substantially similar to those previously performed by Ms. Gaul.”

Yes, the old days are gone. It used to be possible to pat a tush here and there without any consequences, and then you could do it as long as you got rid of the ones who started squawking about it, and now…this. No tush pats. No condescending wink and a smile. No recourse for the troublemakers.

Is America changing? Yes. For the worse? Of course! But Yr. Wonkette suggests you at least get a decent seat on this ship if it’s going to sink. Say something nice to a female coworker today (not about her butt, not about her butt, not about her butt). Offer to rehire the nice gal you let go because she only ever wanted to count inventory whenever you told her you “needed her in the supply room.” And give your son, if you have one, a hug tonight – it doesn’t matter what he’s playing with. If you have a daughter, let her know you’re benevolently cancelling her arranged marriage with your business counterpart in Taiwan. It’s better to watch the end coming from the bow of the ship than wait for it in the brig.

[HuffPo]

 
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hagajim December 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm

So my only question is – was this legitimate harrassment, because Akin to what I've heard, a cutie's body has ways of shutting down illegitimate harrassment.

viennawoods13 December 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Well, agreed that on-the-job harassment is a bad thing. But really, she went to work for that organization and expected to be treated like an equal?

ProgressiveInga December 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Right? It's not like there is a federal law protecting her from that type of….oh, wait….

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Her contract was under God's law, not Man's! Oh wait…

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Who could have predicted that a man who heads a subgroup dedicated to opposing equal rights and bodily autonomy for women of a far-right Christian hate group would behave like a total douchebag towards women in private too?

JohnnyQuick December 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

If she didn't want to harassed, she could've just stayed inside her mom's womb. Hello!

HempDogbane December 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

"Bitch set me up."

snowpointsecret December 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

The most shocking thing to me is that the Family Research Council seems to be surprised that this is a big deal.

malsperanza December 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Rightwing fundies are eternally surprised by everything. Unless it's in that one book they read. Atlas Shrugged no, the other one.

sewollef December 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

Struggling to think of the other book you must mean. The only one that comes to mind is the obvious one: Anne of Green Gables.

It's the only other work of non-fiction I've read. Ever.

not that Dewey December 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I'm surprised they didn't own the judge who heard the case.

Callyson December 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm

They're not used to dealing with uppity women.

Not_So_Much December 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I'm not sure she has a case under the well-established precedent of "Herman Cain says if you really want this job you better start blowing Herman Cain in the front seat of Herman Cain's car!"

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I thought they always liked it when I patted them on the butt.

[/removes last season of Mad Men from Netflix queue]

Barbara_ December 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Well at least her boss didn't send her a memo saying, "Blow jobs are like flowers for men, ya know" on Boss's Day.

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Well, they are.

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

But you know an FRC member dude probably refuses to go down on any woman.

Barbara_ December 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Bitch might have eaten some asparagus, ya never know.

sewollef December 20, 2012 at 9:04 am

Eww….. I hate it when my pee smells all asparagusy.

SuspectedDemocrat December 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Every day is Boss's Day!

Pragmatist2 December 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Does Hallmark have that card yet?

smokefilledroommate December 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I imagine it all in one email:

Hi cutie,
You're a young attractive woman. You don't have to be whoring around. Come to this party with me!

Baconzgood December 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Um…..you are cute….and you don't have to "whore around". You are a sexually liberated woman and can come to my place and drink a box of wine with me if you decide to. I can cook. Then we will make love.

Its all about the phrasing. Us liberals can get in pants quicker because we don't mention the faalful until your already nakid and buzzed.

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

"I was told there would be bacon!"

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

You are saying that doesn't work?

BadKitty904 December 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm

See: Petard, hoisted by own

kittensdontlie December 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Please proceed, Director.

corthylio December 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I am woman- hear me whore (around)!

MaxNeanderthal December 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

If I get a vasectomy, does that make me a male whore?

starfanglednut December 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Depends. Come to my party and we'll find out, cutie.

Callyson December 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

And now I have a new mantra.

corthylio December 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Or is that a womantra?

(Ba-dum ching!)

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Pics or GTFO!

Geminisunmars December 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

In numbers too big to ignore
….

You know – the lyrics to the rest of this don't even have to be changed to make it fit.

TootsStansbury December 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Ha! When I was a bratty adolescent we sang "I'm a woman I'm a whore, sell my body door to door".

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

There's a little Weird Al in all of us, I think. Only it tends to be a lot more R-rated than Al could ever go on his public releases. (Though I bet he's got a whole vault of absolutely filthy song parodies squirreled away somewhere.)

Gratuitous World December 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

i blame gays and video games

corthylio December 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Yes, and also Obama, too.

SuspectedDemocrat December 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

It's because she wasn't carrying a gun.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Don't forget the fact that she made poor choices. A women working for the Family Research Council. Ha!

TribecaMike December 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Ixnay on the cosplayay.

SnarkOff December 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I blame the systematic removal of prayer from our public schools.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 20, 2012 at 1:11 am

It's the gay video games that got me.

Negropolis December 20, 2012 at 3:00 am

Well, I blame Canada.

Botlrokit December 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Was her paid job to make sammiches? Then shut up, woman, and make some damn sammiches.

zippy_w_pinhead December 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

and bring me my coffee, sweetcheeks…

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 20, 2012 at 1:14 am

You don't have to pay them for that, they should do it naturally . . . Or to the moon, Alice!

snowpointsecret December 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Next thing you know, women won't even be expected to wear high heels in some places! Our gender norms are completely disappearing!

corthylio December 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

To be fair, bare feet have always been appropriate for the kitchen…

Geminisunmars December 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I thought that was how you got pregnant.

Callyson December 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Naw, you're OK as long as you keep an aspirin between your toes.

Geminisunmars December 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I wish I'd known.

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

How is babby formed?

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 20, 2012 at 1:20 am

When a Mommy and a Daddy love each other very much, God reaches down and places his finger in the Mommy's stomach. The Daddy then puts his penis in the Mommy, and God is so horrified he jerks out, leaving part of his finger nail in the Mommy, which through its godly power changes into a baby.

Mahousu December 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

"her boss, the director of the Center for Human Life and Bioethics"

See, that's the thing. He was so busy with bioethics that he had no time for ordinary ones. (Though he was pretty bad at bioethics, too. And even worse on human life.)

Crank_Tango December 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

If there is one thing I have learned, it's never tell a woman she is young and attractive. A whorey whore on the pill, fine, but never young and attractive.

Tequila Mockingbird December 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

What, you don't remember that part in the New Testament when Jesus referred to Mary Magdalene as "Sugar Tits"?

SuspectedDemocrat December 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

"And lo, Abraham did place his visage betwixt her funbags and sayeth unto them, BLUBLUBLUBLUB — and verily the Lord looked upon the motorboating and saw that it was good."

Crank_Tango December 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Ya know, I thought I dreamt that.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 9:19 am

Unless she's over forty and you're over fifty. Then it's mandatory.

Of course, you're not supposed to know she's over forty, so you may end up with egg on your face anyway.

Crank_Tango December 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Moooooiiiiiraaaaa…..you don't have to put on the red light…

docterry6973 December 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Well, how cute is she?

Blueb4sinrise December 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Seen worse.
Doesn't matter.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

Precisely! Hey, Taylor! Pics or GTFO!

And you can post your own, while you're at it.

Tequila Mockingbird December 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

The Family Research Council was founded by George Alan Rekers. They have LOADS of credibility!

Also, I haz a sad that Wonkette referenced both HuffPo and Jezebel in one post. I– I thought this was a safe place.

smokefilledroommate December 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Family Rentboy Council

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Now, now. There's nothing wrong with HuffPo and Jezzie. Except their commenters. And most of their writers.

DemmeFatale December 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Years ago, when I was an internet newbie, I thought all comment sections were like Wonkette, (cause it was my first).
Boy, did HuffPo prove me wrong!

PubOption December 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

No only means no in the context of policy positions e.g. No Abortions! No Slut Pills!

RedneckMuslin December 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Dames. You can't live with em and you can't live without em.

gullywompr December 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

And you can't get them to dress up in those sexy Nazi uniforms and beat you with a warm squash or something.

glasspusher December 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Now I can see how I could come to like zucchini.

DahBoner December 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

"No condescending wink and a smile."

But how will the office babes put "Grandpa" in his place then???

corthylio December 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Are you suggesting that this is good news for John McCain?

Doktor Zoom December 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Looks like somepony isn't going to get her Cutie Mark…

gullywompr December 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Careful Dok, you're starting to move past just being a "casual observer" of this meme…

Doktor Zoom December 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I don't have a problem! I'm being ironic! I can stop anytime I want to!

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm

So the ponies have to perform some kind of adorable feats in order to get branded on their asses? I'm just asking for a friend.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

Or you can pay them the $50, Chet

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

A Cutie Mark on a human woman would be an ass tattoo, which sounds a little more trashy and less cute.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Wait, in the MLP world, they are not known as Tramp Stamps?

smokefilledroommate December 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Pinkie Pie sounds like a pole-ready name if I've ever heard one..

MissTaken December 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

And she does often ask people if they want to party. Hmm.

MaxNeanderthal December 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

"She totally shoud've expected her boss to behave like this, 'cos we are the FRC after all, guddammit" So she shouldn't sue their asses off, because, hey it's the FRC. The circular logic will disappear up it's own fundamental orifice here…

SnarkOff December 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

If she'd been armed, this wouldn't have happened.

corthylio December 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Especially if she had arms like Michelle Obama…

SuspectedDemocrat December 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I support her constitutional right to bare arms.

kittensdontlie December 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Some think it silly that I want to arm bears. Don't laugh, I do.

OneYieldRegular December 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm

This sounds like the kind of job and workplace where one could succeed in filing a discrimination suit even before submitting an application.

Tequila Mockingbird December 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm

So, a misogynist group that advocates treating women like chattel turns out to contain people who treat women like chattel? Color me shocked.

I<3Radio December 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Could be a Gaul blabber problem.

gullywompr December 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Golf clap.

Baconzgood December 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Director of Reproductive Health? More like Director of After You're Done Fixin' My Bacon Sandwich Fetch Me a Beer and Come and Slob My Knob. Am I right fellas or am I right?

Joshua Norton December 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

referred to the use of birth control pills as “whoring around,” addressed emails to her with the words “hi cutie,” pressured her to attend parties, and referred to her as a “young, attractive woman".

Hmmm. Sociopathic movement hack is sociopathic. Whooda thunk it?

Tundra Grifter December 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

"It’s better to watch the end coming from the bow of the ship than wait for it in the brig."

Words to live by, right there! You betcha!

CrunchyKnee December 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I can really do some damage to some cuties. What? I'm talking about those little citrus fruit orangey things.

Doktor Zoom December 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Wake me when the Log Cabin Republicans get sued for discriminating against gays…and has the suit tossed because sexual preference is not protected in that jurisdiction.

weejee December 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

5:4 perhaps? Could go the other way if the Log Cabiners could get Candy Girl Connie Fleming to take a run at one of the conservetarded five. Which one?

SayItWithWookies December 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

And her boss was like, "But we do this to the altar boys all the time and they never complain."

mrpuma2u December 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

So wrong I upfisted it.

Sharkey December 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Welcome to Wookies' World.

docterry6973 December 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

The Center for Human Life and Bioethics at the Family Research Council? What do they do? It's not like the FRC has an evolving ethical position on anything. They haven't had a new idea since the Thirty Year's War.

elviouslyqueer December 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Say something nice to a female coworker today (not about her butt, not about her butt, not about her butt).

Oh please. As a gay, I am totally allowed (nay, commanded) to talk about female coworkers nether regions. And their shoes. And their accessories. And their hair.

It's what we in the trade call "Other duties as assigned."

ProgressiveInga December 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

And as a tall lesbo, it's written in my job description to move heavy boxes from the top shelf and put furniture together.

Geminisunmars December 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hey, you busy tonight?

edgydrifter December 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

"Whore pills" = she declined his invitation to nookie time in the stairwell.

zippy_w_pinhead December 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

which also serves as de facto proof that she is a lesbian…

Rotundo_ December 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Well here is to hoping she pastes these idiots back and then some. The conservative movement in general needs a good lesson in manners and professional conduct, and the only way to administer it effectively seems to be a choice of making them pay large amounts of money for being assholes, or smacking them deftly with a Louisville Slugger in the forehead. Money hurts them more than the bat incidentally…

Dashboard Buddha December 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

OT, but I am not making this up. One of my friends on FB…a dude whose dad was one of my English teachers back in the day ( great guy btw) said

"By your same rational…if the mere possessing of a gun makes you a killer…what does that make a woman with a vagina?"

To which I asked, "wtf?" To which he replied:

"f mere possession of a gun makes a man a killer, the same rational of a woman with a vagina would make her a prostitute."

I wish I was making this up.

Callyson December 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I hope you replied with "Oh, for fuck's sake."

Geminisunmars December 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

And you said "Just like the mere possession of a dick, makes you a dick," right?

Dashboard Buddha December 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I bet he gets tricked by his girlfriend into buying a box of Summer's Eve.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I thought that possession of a vagina made you a women, just as possession of a gun made you a guy with a small dick.

Dashboard Buddha December 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Hindsight is 20/20…

"what does that make a woman with a vagina?"

The thing you only got to see once in your life. You should call your mother and thank her.

viennawoods13 December 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

You would think that if his dad was an English teacher he could spell "rationale" correctly.

Wait… I'm an English teacher and I bet that neither of my sons can.

Never mind.

Dashboard Buddha December 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Or "Sogenitzen" for Solzhenitsyn. Granted, I don't think anyone outside of Alex's immediate family knows how to spell the name, but dammit…that's what the Internet if for.

AlterNewt December 19, 2012 at 11:45 pm

…that's what the Internet is for

uh-oh.

sewollef December 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

….that's what the Internet is for.

I thought it was for porn. And Wikipedia, where all truth is.

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Did the son take English as a Second Language?

SayItWithWookies December 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Really — why can just any woman have a vagina? They ought to be given out only to those who've proved they can use them responsibly.

Of course, under a system like that he probably wouldn't be getting his dick anytime soon either.

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 9:27 am

This is one of the many reasons why I don't do Facebook anymore.

Wilcoxyz December 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

In the FRC's defense, what was this woman wearing to work?

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

And what was she doing going to work instead of pumping out babies and making her husband sammiches like a good Christian doormat woman?

Botlrokit December 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Moira, don't shit where you eat. Even if it gets cleaned up, another animal will pee there later, anyway.

I am not saying that she should have endured it. I am saying that the F. R. C. was a hypocritical group that proved they would walk over her. What's the point of remaining with a group as hateful as that, anyway?

Let some poor Xtian woman who agrees with that shit do their dirty work. Take your integrity and dignity, and get the fuck out.

barto December 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

No more bellybutton shots either, I'm guessing.

ProgressiveInga December 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Pics or GTFO!

Joshua Norton December 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Center for Human Life and Bioethics

Obviously a made up title so her boss could write off his "Girls Gone Wild" videos that he reviews every night for “research”.

mrpuma2u December 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Hey, she was asking for it? Nah, jury won't buy that. She's a trouble maker, yeah that's it. She uh, wasn't any good at her job, tried to get by on her looks, yeah that's the ticket.

Troubledog December 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

FRC Director of Bioethics is like KFC Director of Prime Rib

Baconzgood December 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I don't know what's that photograph is, why its being done, or the context in which it was taken but for some reason I know that every male wonker's knees flinched together when they saw it.

(This comment is 100% free)

zippy_w_pinhead December 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I'm thinking if she swings that sledge hammer hard enough his head pops off, rings a bell 10 feet over their heads and she wins a stuffed animal of her choice…

starfanglednut December 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

My knees flinched together to, and I'm a girl.

not that Dewey December 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Hey — it won't let me reply on your other comment, so congratulations! I got my bachelor's at the age of 37. It's not easy being a "non-traditional student".

Blueb4sinrise December 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Nice ass on her though.

SayItWithWookies December 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I just want to shake the woman's hand for making the lives of generations yet unborn a lot more pleasant.

imissopus December 20, 2012 at 2:55 am

You mean I've been paying to read all these other comments like a sucker?

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

You've clearly misinterpreted the photo. She's merely assisting that nice fellow in fucking the cinder block.

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

Yeah, I thought it was some kind of karate demonstration, like when the guy breaks a board or somethin'.

orygoon December 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I wonder if she stayed with them long enough to know who was bonking whom, who got his g/f an abortion because "our situation is special, not like all those slutty girls", and who's in the closet. I'd be her BFF if she'd tell me. (Or better yet, the press.)

zippy_w_pinhead December 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm

the Center for Human Life and Bioethics at the FRC?

sounds about as useful as the Center for Vegan Culinary techniques at Tony Roma's

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Or the Bush Center for Intelligence.

rickmaci December 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I know I should be more empathetic but I am having a hard time with her working for that bunch of Neanderthals and then her being surprised she ended up as Chick-feel-Up at lunchtime.

starfanglednut December 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Completely OT, but as of tonight, starfanglednut is a college graduate!

Due to various circumstances, it took her 32 years to get this degree, so she is very excited!

Doktor Zoom December 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Congratulations! Enjoy being an elitist, ya snob!

bobbert December 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Congratulations, indeed. Did you ace the mandatory Humility course?

Really, that's great. You deserve to be proud.

starfanglednut December 20, 2012 at 1:32 am

Are you kidding?! I crushed that humility course. I was the humblest personin the room!

Tommmcatt_Again December 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Lotsa feline love and many congrats, my dear!

corthylio December 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Mazel tov, SFN!

Geminisunmars December 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Congratulations! Are you feeling smarter? Can I ask – what did you get your degree in?

starfanglednut December 20, 2012 at 1:30 am

Environmental Sciences and creative writing.I know, typical fucking liberal.

Geminisunmars December 20, 2012 at 1:35 am

Good on you! Hope you can help guide us out of this environmental mess. We need fucking liberals just like you. And writers.Sent from my iPad

chascates December 20, 2012 at 8:18 am

Troll repost: Far left oldster studies fiction writing to further climatist hoax.

starfanglednut December 20, 2012 at 10:13 am

Hahaha, perfect!

gullywompr December 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Yay, now you can start a career in getting patted on the tushie and called "cutie". But snark off – Congratulations.

Callyson December 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Welcome to the group that Rick Santorum loves to hate…and congratulations!

Chichikovovich December 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Congratulations! It's a great accomplishment, and you can take pride in it.

smokefilledroommate December 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

WTG! (even I can't say as much.) Be very proud, you've earned it.

SayItWithWookies December 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Congratulations! And remember, the truly educated never really graduate. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

And we can assume that you will partake in the Wonkette Tradition of posting Nude Graduation Photos?

Congrats!

Maman December 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Yeah!

Dudleydidwrong December 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Wonderful. Welcome to the elite club of unemployed people with initials after their last names. (Hopefully that won't be the case for you. And keep on learnin'!)

kittensdontlie December 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Now take that art degree and go conquer paint the world town blue!!!!

Dashboard Buddha December 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Rock on!

Blueb4sinrise December 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm

HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!

ProgressiveInga December 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Congrats on that edumakayshun! Are you going to the beer blast at the student union to celebrate? Me neither, but great job!

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Good for you, star! Congrats!

Sharkey December 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

32? That's nuthin'!

GeorgiaBurning December 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Congratulations! The letters after the name don't mean you're smart, but they give you a better chance to prove it!

trampndirtdown December 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Woot Woot my fine feathered friend.

AlterNewt December 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Félicitations!

Avez-vous reçu votre diplôme en français? Moi non plus.

ifthethunderdontgetya December 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Way to go, college lady!
~

LibertyLover December 20, 2012 at 1:50 am

Sometimes the longest road to a destination is the best. Congratulations on an excellent adventure and a brand new beginning!

chascates December 20, 2012 at 8:19 am

College is wasted on the young. Congratulations!!!!

sewollef December 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

Damn, that's so true.

LibertyLover December 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Amen!

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

No time like the present to get started on your master's degree.

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 20, 2012 at 9:00 am

Congrats! I hope your not expecting a job or anything.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

You've officially joined the ranks of the liberal elite. Let's fuck to celebrate!

starfanglednut December 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Come on over. I get to make you a sammich after, right?

Tangled sin tax December 20, 2012 at 9:19 am

Good for you! I hope you don't have this dream for as many decades as I did: http://xkcd.com/557/

BadKitty904 December 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

VIVA!!!! You are now, officially, Smart!

Joshing aside, heartiest congrats!!! I hope to be a college grad when I grow up, so this is very inspiring. Again, well done, mam!!!

I<3Radio December 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I imagine the same thing goes down with K-Lo at the NRO.

bobbert December 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Gah. My brain.

Geminisunmars December 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

She would sue if it didn't.

not that Dewey December 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

"He failed to call me cute. For 27 years."

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

It is hard to know, as I'm sure that everyone at NRO shows up to work wearing Gimp masks.

calliecallie December 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

There is an important career lesson here. Just because a job has an interesting title, doesn't make it a good job. Use it for that part of the interview when they want you to ask a few meaningless questions at the end to show them that you're really interested:

So…in this position, I would be the Director of Reproductive Health. Whose reproductive health would that be, exactly?

fatbob54 December 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

And what is your position on ass patting?

Callyson December 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Gaul "has sought work with numerous conservative organizations since her dismissal, but remains unemployed despite an impressive resume."

Shocking…,just shocking: a woman stands up for herself and the wingnuts turn on her. Who knew?

zippy_w_pinhead December 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

No one expects the misogynist inquisition

sewollef December 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

Still — after all these years — one of the funniest opening comedic scenes in television.

corthylio December 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm

She'll eventually get a job with the Society for the Preservation of Political Incorrectness just because they'll get tired of turning her down week after week…

ManchuCandidate December 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Who knew she'd have the gaul to sue?

corthylio December 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Omnia Gallia, Katie?

gullywompr December 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

It's unmitigated.

Sharkey December 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Unmoiragated, even.

chascates December 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Anyone who takes a job with the Family Research Council can expect to get fucked one way or another.

GhostBuggy December 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I, for one, am shocked and appalled at the behavior of the FRC. I mean, the woman was neither a prostitute nor a man! Aren't the sex scandals usually in one of those two categories for this crowd?

poorgradstudent December 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

True story: when I was desperately poor and unemployed, I almost took a job at Liberty University. Needless to say, as a gay man this would not have been optimal. Also getting fired out of hand would have actually been the best thing to happen, if half the rumors of all the "men of the closet" working at Liberty I've heard are true.

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Fired out of hand.

gullywompr December 20, 2012 at 12:02 am

Tell me what you think of this: Patrick Henry College Has No Gay Students Says Chancellor And Founder Michael Farris.

I live about three miles from this place.

mormos December 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

"If you have a daughter, let her know you’re benevolently cancelling her arranged marriage with your business counterpart in Taiwan."

But the Mormos/Xiangzhe merger will increase fourth quarter profits and nearly double earning potential!

feminazipenishrinker December 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Given my current display name, I am obligated to post in this thread.

pew. pew. pew. pew. pew, fuckers.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Just to make sure I'm clear, based upon this story, it is still OK to whip my penis out at work for the ladies? They don't get sensitive about that, do they?

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Of course it is, Justice Thomas.

orygoon December 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Send pics of the rest of yourself, and I'll give you the answer.

fatbob54 December 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Do they notice?

ttommyunger December 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Serves her right, coming to work with tits, vaggie and all. You just know she brought it all with her day in and day out.

BlueStateLibel December 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Merry Christmas, Family Research Council, enjoy your lawsuit!

Maman December 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Sounds like Moira Gaul's supervisor was just exercising good old-fashioned American family values, if you ask me.

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Geminisunmars December 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Obligatory FFS

weejee December 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Has Dashboard Buddha seen this yet?

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Oh dear God no. I read the headline and killed the tab — I just can't take anymore!!

Negropolis December 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

This sounds like that fatwa put out by a top cleric in Malaysia against yoga…

Callyson December 20, 2012 at 12:13 am

This one is worth spelling it out…

Oh, for fuck's sake.

mbobier December 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I am woman! Fear me, male Wingnuts!!! Rarrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!

rocktonsam December 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

there is a war on women at the same time there is a war on Xmas?
Virgin MARY LIBELS!

Jukesgrrl December 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Youse guys are missing the best part of the story. The FRC laidee in question was responsible for "abstinence research." Paid for with your Federal tax dollars! (Apparently all the Palins were busy forming babbies.)

She might be the victim of sex discrimination, but WE were getting fucked by HER. President Obama might have had OBL put to death, but apparently doesn't see the need to eliminate the Bush Administration's White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. So they're still fusing Church and State (under a slightly edited name), passing out Federal grants to organizations like the Family Research Council. Supposedly doing work no existing Federal employee is qualified to do.

An organization the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as a Hate Group is in the business of privatized social work. Convincing America's youth that chastity rings are a substitute for condoms. Babbies for everyone!! But don't expect any Federal moniez to help you raise your babby once it pops out. Tell it to join the Army.

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Oh shit, don't tell me "glamour-puss" is offensive.

weejee December 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Puss in boots?

Barrelhse December 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Oops, I meant to post this one. http://jessicavalenti.tumblr.com/post/38310906793

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm

"The Family Research Council" sounds like the innocuous cover-name for a totally filthy swingers club.

Negropolis December 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I bet you that Family Research Council is a front for a totally filthy swingers club. lo

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 8:11 am

I think it's a front, and not a very clever one, for a totally filthy wingers club.

Negropolis December 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Yes, but is she a young and attractive cutie? The people deserve to know! This thread is worthless without pictures.

fatbob54 December 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm

This is the official theme song of the Family Research Council: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOCC1EKXRBc

Antispandex December 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Well, I'm no legal expert or anything, but if she is 42 and from D.C. and he called her a "young attractive woman", I'm pretty sure there was fraud involved there. Somewhere. I mean….I guess it's possible she isn't FROM D.C. Could be from some beach town somewhere, but still, 42? Young? Really?

gullywompr December 20, 2012 at 12:21 am

Sounds just about right to me.

Tangled sin tax December 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

One man's ceiling is another man's floor.

sewollef December 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

One woman's vagina is another man's legitimate rape.

Negropolis December 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

You are not going to ingratiate yourself with the wimmenfolk around here with that kind of talk, buddy. lol You do have some kind of idea of the average age around here, don't you? Just say that they are "cougariffic" and cut your loses and call it a day. lol

DocChaos December 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

Well, 42 may be a little old for the schoolgirl outfit, but it's just about right for the headmistress one. I mean, if your into that sort of thing.

subsum December 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I must confess I didn't read the article. All I have to say is that the chick with the sledgehammer on the picture has a nice ass and that, provided the face is passable, I would hit that. Just sayin'.

jello_mold December 20, 2012 at 12:46 am

She has a vagina? Slut.

MiniMencken December 20, 2012 at 2:06 am

Wow. My mother wanted to go to medical school to be a doctor in 1932. She never told me about this requirement. Ended up being a laboratory technician as medical school required a seven year-long residency in the Congo, with all of those mosquitoes and guinea worms and tse-tse flies buzzing around. (No snark) (But, per my mother and (much) older sister, the men were hugely more creepy back then.

rebeccavegas December 20, 2012 at 5:16 am

This reminds me that I want to make a complaint about sexual harassment where I work (I've been called "cutie" one too many times!) but I don't know my legal rights so I haven't.

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 8:12 am

Nice ass on the sledge wielder up there.

chascates December 20, 2012 at 8:16 am

Marco Rubio To Hannity: Even If You Raise Taxes On The Rich By 100 Percent, It Won’t ‘Solve Anything’

I say we do that for a decade or three just to see what happens.

BadKitty904 December 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

A Sensible Policy for a Better America.

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

Perhaps we can steal an idea from Rousseau/Aerosmith/Motorhead/Krokus, and eat the rich, instead of taxing them.

BadKitty904 December 20, 2012 at 9:49 am

A more-than-modest proposal!

chascates December 20, 2012 at 9:04 am

Fortunately Congress is finally doing something to try to explain this horrible tragedy and do justice to the deaths that resulted. Yes, hearings are being held today on the Benghazi slaughter.

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

So on one hand, I do admit that some part of me was thinking, "As a woman, does one really work for a right-wing theocratic hate group without expecting some level of sex discrimination, if not harassment? That's like me, a multiracial, vaguely bilingual brown, taking a job at American Rennaissance." Not in a "she was asking for it" sort of way, because nobody actually deserves that sort of shit, but, come on.

But then I remembered that FRC, like most other theocratic hate groups that are inexplicably given credibility by the media, loves to try to be a bunch of disengenuous twats and dress up their hate as "family values", so it actually does stand to reason that someone might not have known what they were getting into there. If they came up with a less honest name to go with that abbreviation, like Fascists Reappropriating Christianity, then maybe they wouldn't have had as big a problem.

Mumbletypeg December 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

Might as well face it. We're being kept here waiting until *someone* orders a tee shirt or undies from the bazaarplace. Even as I notice "Impatient" is an anagram of "panties" + …

DocChaos December 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

Not to get into the particulars of this case, but when you sue your boss and win a legal judgement against them, it shouldn't be that surprising that he or she might find a reason to let you go. Unless you're in one of those socialistic unions designed to protect insubordinate employees.

As to the "whoring around" on birth control pills comment. That's kind of like going to work for PETA and being shocked at hearing your boss say that "meat is murder".

DesertTed December 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm

You mean birth control pills are not for whoring around?

And I'd better stop calling some of the guys I work with "STUD". They'll probably take it the wrong way. Of course, men aren't as sensitive to such things as women since we're not on the rag half the time.

Rufus T. Firefly December 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

It's her fault. She should not be working outside the home.

SorosBot December 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Just like the VegaBoys, she likes to party; she likes, she likes to party; she likes to party…

Chet Kincaid_ December 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I thought "Pinkie Pie" was some double-entendre song by a mediocre '80s hair metal band.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 20, 2012 at 1:25 am

Laid her down in
my sweet, sweet ride
Goin' to get busy
with her Pinkie Pie

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

Full of fish and finger pies in summer, meanwhile back…

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

I think the Internet is the Monolith from 2001 Space Odyssey for the modern age.

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