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:
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:
Drops mic, and walks away.