Sorority Woman Running For Office, Becomes Sass Master When Male Opponent Says She Can’t Do The Job

Sorority Woman Running For Office, Becomes Sass Master When Male Opponent Says She Can't Do The Job

It can be tough out there for female politicians. We oftentimes hear more about their pantsuits or their faces than we do about Hillary Clinton or Carly Fiorina’s ideas. Women who run for office usually endure more undue and superficial scrutiny than their male counterparts, and the same is true for one sorority woman who is running for office in Ohio.

Jennifer Herold, an Alpha Chi Omega, is running for The Ohio House of Representatives to represent the 7th District. She also happens to be a mom to a 1-year-old and a 3 year old. Herold’s male opponent, Tom Patton, apparently feels that her status as a mom negates her ability to serve her constituency, telling host of radio show America’s Work Force:

“The gal that’s running against me is a 30-year-old, you know, mom, mother of two infants … I don’t know if anybody explained to her you have to spend three nights a week in Columbus. So, how does that work out for you? I waited until I was 48, until my kids were raised and at least adults, before we took the opportunity to try.”

Now, I got pretty pissed when I saw the condescending word “gal,” and my anger only escalated from there. I don’t live in Ohio, so I don’t have any skin in this game, but the notion that a woman is not capable of doing a job – any job – because she has children is utterly ridiculous, and whatever party you belong to, it should piss you off too.

Herold, being a sorority woman, of course had the most perfect response to Patton:

Today, Jennifer Herold, Candidate for The Ohio House of Representatives-7th District, issued a statement regarding Tom…

Posted by Herold for Ohio on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Drops mic, and walks away.


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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, and documenting her love of all things cheese related. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at

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