GOP Lawmaker Claims It’s Okay For Him To Be A Sexist Pig Because Women Are ‘A Lesser Cut Of Meat’

“Well, you know God created man first,” South Carolina Senator Tom Corbin told his appalled colleague, South Carolina Senator Katrina Shealy.

“Then he took the rib out of man to make woman.  And you know, a rib is a lesser cut of meat.”

A quote from The OnionNope. FitsNews reports Corbin actually said this in front of multiple witnesses. It all started when the State House Senate judiciary committee gathered at a steakhouse near their offices to discuss a Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) bill. While they waited for their sizzling platters of red meat, Corbin and Shealy got into a heated argument:

At one point in the conversation – which quickly escalated into a confrontation – Shealy is said to have angrily asked Corbin where he “got off” attacking women.

And that’s when Corbin dropped his bizarre “lesser cut of meat” bomb.

“She got in his face,” one lobbyist who attended the event said of Shealy’s reaction, adding that at one point “we thought we were going to have to hold her back.”

Or maybe they could have stepped back and let Corbin have what’s coming to him.

Oh, and did we mention that Shealy is the ONLY female member of the SC Senate’s August body. Gee, we can’t imagine why. How can that poor woman stand working with people who tolerate Corbin’s sexist bullying? Corbin has also been overheard telling Shealy, “I see it only took me two years to get you wearing shoes,” and claiming women don’t belong in the Senate, they belong “at home baking cookies” or “barefoot and pregnant.”

But an SC Senate staffer jovially assures FitsNews it’s all in good fun, ha ha ha.

“He makes comments like that all the time to everybody – including Senator Shealy.”

Corbin’s office even claims that the meat comment was all part of a “running joke” between him and Shealy.

“He’s just needling her – he don’t mean nothing by it.”

If so, Fits News adroitly points out, Corbin never let Shealy in on the “joke.”

Twitter weighs in on Corbin.

Why a misogynist troglodyte like Corbin was even invited to attend a discussion on domestic violence is beyond comprehension. This Twitter user comments that people with his attitudes towards women are part of the problem.

.@fitsnews: Good for @KatrinaShealy for confronting Sen. Corbin re: his remarks. It's attitudes like his that help contribute to #CDV prob.

@fitsnews: Good for @KatrinaShealy for confronting Sen. Corbin re: his remarks. It’s attitudes like his that help contribute to #CDV prob.

And this woman created a meat hat in Corbin’s honor.

Jack E. Taylor ‏@Spanky_McMuffin  3h3 hours ago Thomas Corbin keeping South Carolina classy. What war on women? #misogyny, #PoliticalTools

Jack E. Taylor ‏@Spanky_McMuffin 3h3 hours ago
Thomas Corbin keeping South Carolina classy. What war on women? #misogyny, #PoliticalTools

Oh, and guess what? Corbin also opposes a law that would make it harder for domestic abusers to get guns.

Moms Demand Action ‏@MomsDemand  15h15 hours ago SC state senator also opposes bill that would make it harder for domestic abusers to own guns: http://every.tw/171xKEn

Moms Demand Action ‏@MomsDemand 15h15 hours ago
SC state senator also opposes bill that would make it harder for domestic abusers to own guns: http://every.tw/171xKEn

Maybe Corbin’s why South Carolina “can’t have nice things.”

@weakSquare @fitsnews This is why we can't have nice things in SC.

@weakSquare @fitsnews This is why we can’t have nice things in SC.

And here Corbin is back in 2013 trying to pass a law that would keep the feds from being able to confiscate fire arms, or as summarized by the Greenville Post for their YouTube video:

Sen. Tom Corbin talks about his “South Carolina Unorganized Militia Bill” that would prevent the ATF or other Federal agencies from confiscating firearms or arresting citizens for owning firearms.


Photo: Composite with photo of SC Sen. Tom Corbin/Fits News and barbecue photo cc 2013 GyfJonas/Wikimedia Commons.