Mayor Bloomberg Calls Sexism Questions ‘An Outrage’

Mayor Bloomberg at today's press conference.
Mayor Bloomberg at today’s press conference.

On Monday, New York Magazine published a profile of Council Speaker and likely mayoral candidate Christine Quinn that contained a quote from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that got a great deal off attention. According to Jonathan Van Meter, who wrote the story, while at a Christmas party, Mayor Bloomberg “gestured toward a woman in a very tight floor-length gown” and said,  “Look at the ass on her.” Politicker asked the mayor about the comment at a press conference this morning announcing new measures to eliminate a backlog of maintenance claims in New York City’s public housing system.

“I never said it and I don’t know where it came from, next question,” the mayor replied tersely.  Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Calls Sexism Questions ‘An Outrage’”