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Cain’s Latest Misogynistic Rhetoric: Pizza With Vegetables Is ‘Sissy Pizza’

By Zack Ford on November 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

"Cain’s Latest Misogynistic Rhetoric: Pizza With Vegetables Is ‘Sissy Pizza’"

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In an interview with GQ, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continues to show his disrespect for women and gays by distinguishing between a “manly man’s” pizza and “sissy pizza”:

Chris Heath: What can you tell about a man by the type of pizza that he likes?

Herman Cain: [repeats the question aloud, then pauses for a long moment] The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is.

Chris Heath: Why is that?

Herman Cain: Because the more manly man is not afraid of abundance. [laughs]

Devin Gordon: Is that purely a meat question?

Herman Cain: A manly man don’t want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza.

In the same interview, he also compared Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to the ice cream flavor “Tutti-frutti,” admitting, “I know I’m going to get in trouble.” Allegations of sexual assault aside, Cain regularly uses language that is misogynstic, whether he’s referring to former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as “Princess Pelosi,” Katie Couric as “perky Katie,” or “joking” about whether Anita Hill will endorse him. And of course, he recently suggested that being gay “washes off.” Though Cain brushes all these comments off as jest, his jokes reinforce the inequality of women and the LGBT community.

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