Having your sexual harassment cake and eating it too


Cake Wrecks features this mess of an anti-sexual harassment cake (or a bad joke?). I don’t really have anything to say about it – it was just too bizarre not to post.
Thanks to Mo in Germany for the link!

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17 Comments

  1. Goanna
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    I’m just trying to think of when it would be used.. maybe to celebrate a succesful sexual harassment lawsuit?? Or maybe divorce from a jackass husband?? Or resigning from Hooters??
    Hmmm now that I think about it this cake actually does have a lot of uses.. not the least of which might be to throw in the face of anyone who touches your ass as you bend over in what looks like a jump suit.
    What IS that little line on the man’s belly anyway?? Please tell me it’s not what I think they might be alluding to…

  2. adminassistant
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    If you haven’t already spent enough time surfing the internet this morning, Cake Wrecks is the most hilarious way to waste some time…

  3. Dominique
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Let’s just say a cake won’t cut it… Here are some stats on sexual harassement
    Justice denied: 81 % of sexual harassment complaints tossed out
    Don’t rely on the justice system to help you if you’re sexually harassed. Or assaulted.
    Blackmail, sabotage, torture and killing your perp are more effective means of getting the justice the system keeps out of your hands. Here’s why:
    “Between 1991 and 1997, the total number of discrimination charges of all types filed with the EEOC went up 26%. And sexual harassment charges went up a mind-boggling 130%. But merit resolutions account for only 11.0% and 18.8%, respectively, of those charges.
    Let’s look at the numbers more closely: In 1997 there were a total of 80,680 charges. Of those, 8,875, or 11.0%, were deemed to have merit. At the end of 1997, there were about 137 million people in the civilian labor force. Dividing 8,875 by 137 million equals .00065. Therefore, .065% of employees will file a “meritorious” charge with the EEOC each year, the vast majority of which can be settled for a nominal amount. For a company of 1,000 employees, that means less than one meritorious charge per year. And since the number of charges filed nationally includes government workers, who are particularly unhappy and litigious, the odds are even less than that for private-sector employers.”
    - TOPICAL TOPICS — The Truth About Employment Lawsuits
    By Craig J. Cantoni, Capstone Consulting Group
    Meanwhile, conviction rates for sexual assaults are also *dismally low* : only 6 % of rapists will ever spend even a single day in jail. (figures from U.S. District Attorney’s office)

  4. Dominique
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Let’s just say a cake won’t cut it… Here are some stats on sexual harassement
    Justice denied: 81 % of sexual harassment complaints tossed out
    Don’t rely on the justice system to help you if you’re sexually harassed. Or assaulted.
    Blackmail, sabotage, torture and killing your perp are more effective means of getting the justice the system keeps out of your hands. Here’s why:
    “Between 1991 and 1997, the total number of discrimination charges of all types filed with the EEOC went up 26%. And sexual harassment charges went up a mind-boggling 130%. But merit resolutions account for only 11.0% and 18.8%, respectively, of those charges.
    Let’s look at the numbers more closely: In 1997 there were a total of 80,680 charges. Of those, 8,875, or 11.0%, were deemed to have merit. At the end of 1997, there were about 137 million people in the civilian labor force. Dividing 8,875 by 137 million equals .00065. Therefore, .065% of employees will file a “meritorious” charge with the EEOC each year, the vast majority of which can be settled for a nominal amount. For a company of 1,000 employees, that means less than one meritorious charge per year. And since the number of charges filed nationally includes government workers, who are particularly unhappy and litigious, the odds are even less than that for private-sector employers.”
    - TOPICAL TOPICS — The Truth About Employment Lawsuits
    By Craig J. Cantoni, Capstone Consulting Group
    Meanwhile, conviction rates for sexual assaults are also *dismally low* : only 6 % of rapists will ever spend even a single day in jail. (figures from U.S. District Attorney’s office)

  5. AnnaBella
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    I can’t say I know exactly what I think about this cake… or why on earth anyone would ever need one, outside of an episode of “The Office”… but Cake Wrecks is one of the funniest blogs I’ve seen in a long time. I just wasted a good half hour trying so hard not to laugh out loud in the library that I nearly cried.

  6. Dominique
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Let’s just say a cake won’t cut it… Here are some stats on sexual harassement
    Justice denied: 81 % of sexual harassment complaints tossed out
    Don’t rely on the justice system to help you if you’re sexually harassed. Or assaulted.
    Blackmail, sabotage, torture and killing your perp are more effective means of getting the justice the system keeps out of your hands. Here’s why:
    “Between 1991 and 1997, the total number of discrimination charges of all types filed with the EEOC went up 26%. And sexual harassment charges went up a mind-boggling 130%. But merit resolutions account for only 11.0% and 18.8%, respectively, of those charges.
    Let’s look at the numbers more closely: In 1997 there were a total of 80,680 charges. Of those, 8,875, or 11.0%, were deemed to have merit. At the end of 1997, there were about 137 million people in the civilian labor force. Dividing 8,875 by 137 million equals .00065. Therefore, .065% of employees will file a “meritorious” charge with the EEOC each year, the vast majority of which can be settled for a nominal amount. For a company of 1,000 employees, that means less than one meritorious charge per year. And since the number of charges filed nationally includes government workers, who are particularly unhappy and litigious, the odds are even less than that for private-sector employers.”
    - TOPICAL TOPICS — The Truth About Employment Lawsuits
    By Craig J. Cantoni, Capstone Consulting Group
    Meanwhile, conviction rates for sexual assaults are also *dismally low* : only 6 % of rapists will ever spend even a single day in jail. (figures from U.S. District Attorney’s office)

  7. mehitabel
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    “Blackmail, sabotage, torture and killing your perp are more effective means of getting the justice the system keeps out of your hands.”
    Dominique, I certainly hope you’re joking.

  8. Posted August 15, 2008 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    That cake could be portraying the least appropriate magician’s act ever.

  9. Dominique
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Btw – it’s true that cake wrecks is hilarious!! Once I saw the image in the blog’s context, with the comments to go with it, it was a lot easier to laugh.
    *sorry about the multiple posts*

  10. colleen
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    that’s…. weird

  11. Tiffany
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have anything to say about the cake, but I will forever be indebted to you for the link to Cake Wrecks. Having created wildly inappropriate, barely edible, and structurally unsound cakes myself, I can appreciate the site all the more.

  12. keshmeshi
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Why is she bending down like that? Very weird.
    And I heart Cake Wrecks.

  13. cheezwizard
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Sexual Harassment Cake is formidable, but nothing tops this.

  14. Jane Minty
    Posted August 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I too had a cake (with kind of a feminist theme) featured on Cake Wrecks: link

  15. emmakitty
    Posted August 16, 2008 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Well, at least it’s an anti-sexual harrassment cake. And it did make me giggle a little bit.

  16. ely
    Posted August 17, 2008 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    I love cakewrecks so much

  17. SaynaTheSpiffy
    Posted August 18, 2008 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Wait… JaneMinty… Are you saying that you made the horrible foot-binding cake?

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