What happened?

A Democratic candidate for Michigan attorney general has a new campaign ad about sexual harassment that seems to be saying “elect me because I’m a woman.”

How did she tie her campaign to sexual harassment?

The Detroit attorney was apparently referencing Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Al Franken and other men in powerful positions who have been accused of sexual misconduct.


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“We need more women in positions of power, not less,” Dana Nessel said in the campaign ad. “So when you’re choosing Michigan’s next attorney general, ask yourself this: Who can you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting? Is it the candidate who doesn’t have a penis? I’d say so.”

Glenn’s take:

“I’m hoping that she’s joking here,” Glenn said. Yes, it’s not possible for her to follow the Harvey Weinstein playbook for traumatizing actresses and reporters because of her anatomy, but as we learned in 2016, “running solely on gender doesn’t really work.”

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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.

GLENN: Michigan attorney general candidate Dana Nestle wants you to know something. I’m not making this up. She thinks it’s important for you to know that she does not have a penis.

VOICE: In the last few weeks has taught us anything is that we need more women in positions of power, not less. So when you’re choosing Michigan’s next attorney general, ask yourself this, who can you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting? Is it the candidate who doesn’t have a penis? I’d say so.

GLENN: Okay. I’m — I’m hoping that she’s joking here.

I mean, she does have a point. You know, it’s not possible for her to do the things that the Weinsteins and Conyers of the world have allegedly done. And that’s a promise that she can absolutely keep to her constituents. But as we saw with the presidential election of 2016, running solely on gender doesn’t really work.

Plus, isn’t this gender specific? I mean, it’s a little unfair and sexist to imply that there is a risk of a potted plant or a bathroom incident if a man holds position of power, simply because he’s a man.

All of the allegations about sexual misconduct are throwing a much needed light on the fact that our societal ideas about manhood have been completely decimated.

We have to remember real men don’t do this kind of crap. They don’t — they don’t get their confidence or their ego for asking women to look or touch their junk. Real men elevate their coworkers, their acquaintances, regardless of gender, to their best self. And you know what, can I tell you something else? I think — I know this sounds sexist. But I think real men actually stand up to dirtbag men like that and protect women and other men or anyone else who might be in the line of fire of that potted plant.

It might not seem like right now, but with two months of non-stop allegations coming out every day, it doesn’t seem like it. But there are good men out there who don’t keep bags of sex toys in their office closet.

Those men do exist. Right? They are the majority. Right?