Leftie hipster site Gawker has unearthed New York Mayor Bloomberg's extensive back catalog of cat-calls, inspired by NYMag's cover story (above), which quotes the mayor's comment "look at the ass on her."
NYMag's Jan 27 story quotes NYC mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn on the current mayor: "the mayor is going to yell at me when I get out of the car because I have flat boots on. The mayor has no use for flat shoes...I was at a parade with him once and he said, 'What are those?' and I said, 'They're comfortable,' and he said, 'I never want to hear those words out of your mouth again.'"
This "public sexism" reveals "a mean streak of misogyny," according to Gawker's Jefferson Cord.
Cord quotes allegations from sexual harassment suits filed against Bloomberg in the 1990s, in one of which Bloomberg admitted to saying "I'd do her" in relation to an employee. He's also accused of directing sex-themed insults at female employees, including "What, is the guy dumb and blind? What the hell is he marrying you for?"