War on Men: Archie Comics CEO Accused of Referring to Male Employees as ‘Penis’

Posted by on Dec 03, 2013 at 10:03 am

Who even knew Archie comics were still a thing? Whatever the case, it sounds like this woman has issues with men, to say the least.

  The co-CEO of Archie Comics’ says she couldn’t have discriminated against her underlings –  because they’re white men.

In papers filed in Westchester Supreme Court, Nancy Silberkleit’s lawyer says a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against her earlier this year by a group of Archie Comics employees should be tossed in part because white guys aren’t members of “a protected class.”

Guess white people no longer have rights, huh?

The embattled co-CEO’s filing also mocked the five employees’ claim that she’d used her “gender as a weapon” by yelling “Penis! Penis! Penis!” during a business meeting.  

“Plaintiffs fail to allege that any such comments were directed at any of the plaintiffs in particular, or they could cause extreme emotional distress even if they had been,” her court filings say.

The lawyers for the plaintiffs, who include Archie president Mike Pellerito and editor-in-chief Victor Gorelick, countered that Silberkleit used the anatomical term many, many times.

“[T]he word ‘penis’ became somewhat of a campaign slogan and her preferred method of referring to employees in lieu of their names,” their new filing says.

Silberkleit told the Daily News on Friday that she’s baffled by the bevy of allegations against her, including claims she’s “stalked” employees and made them feel “unsafe.”

“It’s cruel and mean and inaccurate,” the former art teacher said.

“I do not act the way it’s been reported,” she said, calling the accusations “extremely damaging to myself and Archie Comics.”

And Silberkleit’s lawyer, Thomas Brown, said the employees’ allegations don’t even rise to the level of gender discrimination. “It’s absurd,” he said.

So referring to men in such terms isn’t discriminatory? Good luck selling that in court.

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27 Responses to “War on Men: Archie Comics CEO Accused of Referring to Male Employees as ‘Penis’”

  1. Catseyes on 3/03/13 at 1:40 pm

    Gee what could have gone wrong there? Stick an out of control raging feminist in charge of a comic group whose subject matter is mostly about young males and it sinks below the threshold of awareness. Guess there aren’t any movie deals in the works Huh?

  2. thewlyno on 3/03/13 at 6:53 pm

    Well, I guess ill just start referring to my female employees as “vajayjay” and see how that works out for me


  3. Mark on 3/03/13 at 6:56 pm

    Imagine what would happen if some make boss walked around referring to women as “Vagina.”

    Yeah, I think there’s a claim there that can survive a motion to dismiss.

  4. Chuck Pelto on 3/03/13 at 6:58 pm

    TO: All
    RE: Heh

    Her type are soon to be forgotten.


    Because when the SHTF, she’ll be dog-meat.

    How so?

    Because no man will lift a finger to protect her and her ilk when the Reavers come pounding on her door.


    [The feminist movement died one milli-second after the first impact. — Niven & Pournelle, Lucifer’s Hammer]

  5. Micha Elyi on 3/03/13 at 7:01 pm

    White men aren’t members of “a protected class” defined by statute, therefore Ms. Silberkleit believes she can get away with behavior toward men, that were the sexes reversed, would be obvious as grounds for a very winnable sexual harassment or hostile workplace lawsuit.

    Just because something’s not illegal doesn’t mean it’s ok to do. (Double duh.) Not every act that is stupid or rude has been made criminal or civilly actionable — yet.

    When feminists (and, sadly, ever more frequently females in general) bark about how badly men treat them, remember gentlemen, they’re projecting their own dark ugly thoughts onto you.

  6. Ronnie Schreiber on 3/03/13 at 7:07 pm

    “It’s cruel and mean and inaccurate,” the former art teacher said.

    Ever notice how so many feminists resort to acting like girls in junior high when called out for their bad behavior. “The boys are being mean to me, Mommy!”

  7. Lee Reynolds on 3/03/13 at 7:16 pm

    White men aren’t members of a “protected class?”

    Not only is this patently false, it reveals the left’s obsession with assigning rights based on group membership.

    Remember this the next time some leftist starts whining about how they care so much about equality.

  8. LowenLowen on 3/03/13 at 7:36 pm

    I woulda beat the snot out of her if she ever said anything like that to me. Period.

  9. MarkJ on 3/03/13 at 8:13 pm

    Silberkleit? That’s a, y’know, identifiably Jewish name, isn’t it?

    Somebody ought to remind this ditz about “civil rights” and “protected classes” as they applied to German Jews in the 1930’s and ’40’s. She obviously suffers from Historical Alzheimer’s.

  10. David Gillies on 3/03/13 at 8:29 pm

    The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment explicitly disdains the notion of a “protected class”.

  11. Darwin Akbar on 3/03/13 at 9:19 pm

    In response to No. 11, I don’t know if she is Jewish or not, but her late husband – the former owner of the company- was. She was a gold-digger who seduced an older, divorced man.
    Here’s a surprise – once she got her hooks in, she turned him against his other children and his most trusted advisers. According to my sources, everything that the plaintiffs have alleged about her are absolutely true.

  12. wGraves on 3/03/13 at 9:20 pm

    In French, the word ‘con’ is literaly ‘c**t’ in English. As slang, it means ‘stupid.’ The term ‘connerie’ is a derivative. It’s slang, meaning a convention of idiots convened to celebrate stupidity. Sounds like an apt description of the situation at Archie Comics.

  13. Tim on 3/03/13 at 11:57 pm

    Her lawyers should be sanctioned if they are arguing that white males are not a member of a protected class. The law does not simply protect or prohibit discrimination against women. It prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender. It protects all races not just minorities.

    I defend employers in these type cases. So I usually root for employers even if it is not my case. I will make an exception here.

    But, I hate to say it, a judge throw it out. Why? We’ll a judge , who might be appalled if a male called women employees breasts will treat this as being not as bad. For sure if the judge is a women. I see it all the time. Cases involving abuse by women or gays are always treated as not nearly as bad as if a white male is accused.

    Just another reason why I hold the law in contempt. It has nothing to do with justice. It is simply an exercise in score settling for things that happened 50 or more years ago. Things that did not even involve the abuser or her prey.

  14. Evelyn on 4/04/13 at 1:40 am

    As this case demonstrates, feminism is one of the more prominent symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder.

  15. brian fox on 4/04/13 at 3:29 am

    There are lots of areas where we men have little rights like the right to express ourselves t hrough individual style. We are into a uniform style of dress at the workplace while women slut it up. What if i decided to do that? I would probably be fired by a woman in a skimpy sleeveless mini dress or told to put on an outdated button up plain shirt and tie.and if a female employer referred to me as penis i would call her pussy.

  16. Gilligan on 4/04/13 at 7:08 am

    So her contention is that white men are “beings of an inferior order” and as such have no rights that she is bound to respect?

    Well, if the judge in her her court case is a fan of Roger B.Taney, she may win by citing Dred Scott v.Sandford.

  17. Gordon on 4/04/13 at 8:39 am

    Why do these women continue to act as if they are going to stay young forever? I see in Siblerkleit’s future an angry white male nurse.

  18. Dagwood on 4/04/13 at 11:16 am

    Maybe she carries a grudge because when she’s introduced to others they think her name is Silverclit.

  19. richard40 on 4/04/13 at 2:58 pm

    So according to her, we cant discriminate on the basis of sex, but only if the victim is a woman. How very open minded and egalitarian of her.