Herman Cain Accuser Shines Light on Debilitating Affliction of Sensitivity to Gender-Based Humor

Herman Cain Accuser Shines Light on Debilitating Affliction of Sensitivity to Gender-Based Humor

Just last night Herman Cain dug himself the deepest hole in his sexual harassment scandal for which to fill with the hundreds of thousands of new dollars of funding he received due to the high profile charges. With a total of five accusers, four of which are accusing him of personally harassing them, Cain came out guns-a-bumbling at Tuesday’s press conference as he managed to once again to underestimate the media’s bullshit detector. The whopper being when he was asked if he would take a lie detector test to which he responded, “Yes. I absolutely would. But,” and there it is, “I’m not going to do that unless I have a good reason to do that. Of course I would be willing to do a lie detector test.”

Nevertheless, Cain was emphatic that he has done nothing wrong and that he never sexually harassed anyone. And now, one of his previously anonymous accusers, Karen Kraushaar, is experiencing the media scrutiny.

According to a recent Associated Press investigation, Ms. Kraushaar, is sensitive to gender-based humor sent by email. It’s a fairly common condition in frigid females and a small percentage of maternally-bonded males.

The site of such humor can have devastating physical and emotional impacts that range from skin rashes and general sadness to permanent blindness and marathons of Three’s Company reruns. I know, the irony! The misery.

The following email is the type of humor that Ms. Kraushaar and her fellow sufferers just cannot afford to be exposed to. NSFW (Obviously).

From e-mail forward…

Computers are Like Men…

In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.

They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem.

They have a lot of data but are still clueless.

As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer you could have had a better model.

They hear what you say, but not what you mean.

Computers are Like Women…

No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.

The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.

As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

You do the same thing for years, and suddenly it’s wrong.

The real horror is that Ms. Kraushaar actually was exposed an email just like this one, if not this exact email.

Reading this email caused so much corneal damage and irreparable emotional distress that Ms. Kraushaar filed a complaint with her employers at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in late 2002 or early 2003, with the assistance of her lawyer, Joel Bennett, the same lawyer who assisted her with the Herman Cain sexual harassment complaint in 1999.

Ms. Kraushaar was quick to seek damages and put her shattered life back together. According to the AP:

To settle the complaint at the immigration service, Kraushaar initially demanded thousands of dollars in payment, a reinstatement of leave she used after [a car] accident earlier in 2002, promotion on the federal pay scale and a one-year fellowship to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, according to a former supervisor familiar with the complaint. The promotion itself would have increased her annual salary between $12,000 and $16,000, according to salary tables in 2002 from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

What’s even scarier though is that the damage from the event has apparently affected her memory as well. Not sure if when she initially saw the email she threw her head back in shock and sustained a concussion which led to the memory loss, or whether the emotional toll of her affliction is the culprit but the AP had this to report on her condition:

Kraushaar said Tuesday she did not remember details about the complaint and did not remember asking for a payment, a promotion or a Harvard fellowship.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Kraushaar at this time.

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