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Fox News Stars Go After Tomi Lahren for Sexist Jab at Kamala Harris

Fox News Stars Go After Tomi Lahren for Sexist Jab at Kamala HarrisRich PolkSeveral of Tomi Lahren’s Fox News colleagues were upset with her sexist remarks about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday evening. And they were not afraid to publicly say so.During the Democratic presidential debate, Lahren, a right-wing firebrand who hosts a Fox Nation show and often appears on Fox News, swiped at Harris for her mid-1990s relationship with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. “Kamala did you fight for ideals or did you sleep your way to the top with Willie Brown?” Lahren wrote.Lahren was swiftly condemned for invoking Harris’ personal relationship to dismiss the 2020 candidate’s long record in elected office, rising from San Francisco district attorney to California’s attorney general before being elected to the U.S. Senate. But while the tweet attracted its share of liberal critics, some of Lahren’s own colleagues at Fox News openly expressed disgust at her comments.“I am curious to know what you think bringing a woman’s personal/sexual life into this accomplishes,” Fox News libertarian commentator Kat Timpf replied. “Men do that to us enough as it is. I’m honestly asking.”Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov, a liberal pundit who often co-hosts daytime talk show Outnumbered, retweeted Timpf’s response to Lahren.Fellow Fox Nation host Britt McHenry—who recently accused her former co-host Tyrus of sexually harassing her—admonished Lahren for attempting to erase Harris’ professional career.“Do you have any idea how damaging this is to women who’ve actually been sexually harassed, assaulted or demeaned in the workplace? How much this weakens our own gender, regardless of partisanship,” she wrote. “My goodness.”In another tweet, an incensed McHenry added: “Slept her way to the top? I’m sorry what law degree do you have? What state bar did you pass?”And early Thursday morning, Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean also took Lahren to task, writing: “If a male contributor had tweeted this they would probably be suspended with a trip to HR. Pretty disgusting, Tomi. Are clicks and retweets worth demeaning women? Would you do the same to a ‘conservative’ female candidate?”Privately, other Fox News employees rebuked Lahren’s incendiary remarks. One staffer expressed disgust to The Daily Beast, noting that Lahren has previously gotten in hot water for inflammatory statements but remains a prominent fixture at Fox News. “It makes me sick that I work for the same company as Tomi Lahren,” another Fox employee said to CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy.On Thursday morning, Lahren walked back her comments.“I apologize for my comment on Kamala’s personal relationship. It was the wrong choice of words. There are many other things to take her to task for and I will stick to those,” she wrote in a statement.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Puerto Rico: thousands protest governor's sexist and homophobic texts

Puerto Rico: thousands protest governor's sexist and homophobic texts* Ricardo Rosselló resisting calls to resign over leaked messages * Ricky Martin and other performers join crowds on streets of San JuanThousands marched in Puerto Rico to demand the resignation of Rossello. Photograph: Eric Rojas/AFP/Getty ImagesAccompanied by some of Puerto Rico’s most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for the embattled governor, Ricardo Rosselló, to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents.The crowd ranged from teenagers to retirees, with some waving the island’s flag printed in black and gray rather than red, white and blue to symbolize their discontent with a government they call corrupt and unresponsive to its people. Musicians Ricky Martin, Residente and Bad Bunny marched and addressed the crowd.Police erected concrete barricades and shop owners covered store windows with metal sheeting or plywood as if a hurricane were coming. The multicolored umbrellas that form a photogenic awning over the street in front of the governor’s mansion were taken down.The turnout filled several city blocks in colonial Old San Juan but appeared to fall short of the many tens of thousands that some Rosselló opponents had predicted. Many older protesters went home before nightfall as chanting young people filled Old San Juan’s Totem Plaza and the first few blocks leading up to the 16th century fortress where the governor resides.Karla Villalon has three elementary-age children and an 81-year-old grandmother. Her kids have been uprooted twice in two years when first one school, then another, was closed by budget cuts under Rosselló. Her grandmother, a retired teacher, is anguished over the possibility of losing her pension in future rounds of cutbacks.Villalon was outraged when Rosselló’s former education secretary was arrested and accused of steering millions in improper contracts to politically connected contractors. Then hundreds of pages of online chats between Rosselló and members of his administration leaked, revealing the men mocking women, the disabled and victims of Hurricane Maria. Villalon has had enough.“It’s the final straw,” the homemaker said before the march. “My kids’ classrooms have mold in them … There’s just so much outrage that’s been building over time.”Demonstrators chant and wave Puerto Rican flags in San Juan. Photograph: Gabriella N Baez/ReutersThe Rosselló administration has remained under siege since the weekend after leaked text messages between the governor and a number of his inner circle revealed a slew of misogynist and homophobic comments shared between the group.A number of senior members of the administration have already resigned in the wake of the scandal, but on Monday Rosselló refused to tender his resignation, claiming that while the messages were inappropriate they were not illegal.“I’m not proud of what I did,” Rosselló told reporters on Tuesday. “Those were merely comments – but they were hurtful comments. So, I apologize for what I’ve done but again, I need to move forward and continue on the work we’re doing for Puerto Rico.”The affair only adds to sustained criticism of Rosselló’s leadership as sweeping austerity and privatization measures imposed after Hurricane Maria decimated the island almost two years ago drew public backlash.Puerto Rico, an unincorporated US territory, is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar debt crisis now managed by an unelected oversight board appointed in Washington that oversees much of the island’s economic affairs.Shortly before the text message scandal, referred to as “RickyLeaks”, a number of administration officials and contractors, including the former education secretary Julia Keleher, were arrested by the FBI over allegations of corruption and misappropriation of $ 15.5m in federal funds apportioned to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.Workers cover shop windows with wood in preparation for protests against Governor Ricardo Rosselló near La Fortaleza in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Giusti/APKey figures in the movement to oust Rosselló remained hopeful that the protests on Wednesday would remain peaceful.A number of high-profile Puerto Ricans, including the actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, singer Ricky Martin and trap artist Benito Martínez Ocasio, known by his stage name Bad Bunny, have also lent vocal support to the protests. Martin and Ocasio are expected to appear at the protests.San Juan’s firebrand mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, an outspoken critic of Rosselló, told the Guardian by text message the demonstrations would mark “a historic day in Puerto Rico”.Cruz, who announced she would challenge Rosselló in elections next year, became the face of resistance to the Trump administration’s faltering efforts to assist during the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria.Both Mayor Cruz and Ricky Martin also appeared as targets of abuse in the leaked text messages.According to the messages, Rosselló referred to Cruz as “off her meds” while other administration officials mocked Martin’s sexuality.



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GOP Candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith Repeated Sexist Jokes At 2011 Convention, Video Shows

GOP Candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith Repeated Sexist Jokes At 2011 Convention, Video ShowsSen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) laughingly repeated sexist jokes as the



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Fox Business Guest Christian Whiton Spouts Sexist Nonsense On 'Lou Dobbs'

Fox Business Guest Christian Whiton Spouts Sexist Nonsense On 'Lou Dobbs'Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs criticized the "left wing media" on his



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What Do You Say To Sexist Passengers? This Female Pilot Has The Perfect Response.

What Do You Say To Sexist Passengers? This Female Pilot Has The Perfect Response.This female pilot is using Twitter to call out two sexist passengers.



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Hillary Clinton Says Trump Appealed To Racist, Sexist Voters

Hillary Clinton Says Trump Appealed To Racist, Sexist VotersHillary Clinton provoked ridicule and censure for tone-deaf comments at a



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Progressive Group Ousts Cenk Uygur Over Past Sexist Writing

Progressive Group Ousts Cenk Uygur Over Past Sexist WritingThe Justice Democrats ousted Cenk Uygur, one of its founding board members and a creator of progressive online network The Young Turks, following the Thursday revelation that Uygur had authored sexist blogposts in the early 2000s.



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Meghan Markle Fought Against Sexist Advertising When She Was 11

Meghan Markle Fought Against Sexist Advertising When She Was 11Long before Meghan Markle became engaged to Prince Harry, she was a strong advocate against sexist advertising.



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Clinton on 2016: 'The flagrantly sexist candidate won'

Clinton on 2016: 'The flagrantly sexist candidate won'Hillary Clinton calls candidate Donald Trump "flagrantly sexist" in her soon-to-be-released book reflecting on the 2016 presidential election.



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The Clever Way High School Boys Protested Their School's Sexist Dress Code

The Clever Way High School Boys Protested Their School's Sexist Dress CodeStudents from San Benito High School in Hollister, California, are protesting their school’s sexist dress code in a pretty awesome way.



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