Claim: Female Archie Comics CEO Calls Male Employees ‘Penis,’ Says Not Harassment

Breitbart, December 3, 2013

The Archie Comics brand features squeaky clean high jinks and G-rated tales of teen love.

A claim made by several members of the Archie Comics family suggests one of the company’s CEOs behaves in a fashion that wouldn’t be suitable for its own comics. They alleged Nancy Silberkleit repeatedly called male employees “penis” rather than their actual names, part of a discriminatory atmosphere within the company.

Silberkleit denied the charges and says there’s a good reason why she cannot be accused of discrimination–the employees in question are all white men.

In papers filed in Westchester Supreme Court, Nancy Silberkleit’s lawyer says a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against her earlier this year by a group of Archie Comics employees should be tossed in part because white guys aren’t members of “a protected class.”

The embattled co-CEO’s filing also mocked the five employees’ claim that she’d used her “gender as a weapon” by yelling “Penis! Penis! Penis!” during a business meeting. . . .

“[T]he word ‘penis’ became somewhat of a campaign slogan and her preferred method of referring to employees in lieu of their names,” their new filing says.

Silberkleit told the Daily News on Friday that she’s baffled by the bevy of allegations against her, including claims she’s “stalked” employees and made them feel “unsafe.” “It’s cruel and mean and inaccurate,” the former art teacher said.  “I do not act the way it’s been reported,” she said, calling the accusations “extremely damaging to myself and Archie Comics.”

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  • I dunno. I’d look forward to work if I had a woman boss that called me that every day.

    • sbuffalonative

      White men have thicker skins and can take a joke.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Depends on a lot. We have a pretty R to X rated humor thing going on at my work, but tone it down around the uninitiated or sensitive. Luckily most are cool.

      She could be a hideous asinine stalker type though…

      • I guess the concept wouldn’t bother me because I frequently get called the colloquial name for that organ all the time, sometimes in conjunction with “head,” and sometimes by women.

        • dd121

          From the article, I think this is different QD. This is THE person in power saying deliberately humiliating things to subordinates.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            The key component of “bully” is POWER.

      • dd121

        If you harass someone in the workplace you better damn make sure it’s not unwanted. At least that’s the propaganda the personnel people drilled into us white males where I worked.

        • NeanderthalDNA

          I work at a small business with a mostly White work force, mostly male, but with females in management (and males). One half Black, two White/Asians. 10 or so Whites, one a lesbian and another I suspect of being a closeted buggerer or serial killer. Who cares? He’s a good and dependable worker.

          Shhh…it functions profitably and efficiently…

      • I was once expressly ordered to cease using four-letter words in the front office. I was always polite to the secretary and strangers, but I talked like an engineer.

    • Dave4088

      Wouldn’t bother me as long as I could respond in kind with descriptions of the female anatomy.

  • Andy

    If the sexes were reversed, it would certainly be considered harrassment, for once with good reason.

    That said, there are a fair number of feminists who refer to themselves by their genitals.

    • Sick of it

      Sometimes we refer to them in similar fashion.

  • MekongDelta69

    The most ridiculous term in the English language – “Protected Class.”

    The only people NOT on that ‘Protected Class’ list are straight, white, male, legal American citizens/Vets.

    • sbuffalonative

      Yes, this certainly does highlight the absurdity of the term is the same standards don’t apply to everyone. But the ‘progressive’ left was never good at consistency.

    • So CAL Snowman

      So if White males are not superior why does literally EVERYONE ELSE need to be “protected” from us?

  • [Guest]

    Well, surprise, surprise! Gender-discrimination complaints are valid only when females make them, just as racial-discrimination complaints are valid only when nonwhites make them.

    P.S.: The most vulgar talk I ever heard in the workplace poured from the mouths of two women, and their foul words were almost always directed toward males in general. In a professional setting, men wouldn’t get a free pass.

    • Alexandra1973

      So much for being treated as equals, eh?

  • sbuffalonative

    This looks like an easy ‘equal protection’ win in the Supreme Court but who knows.

    If the men lose, it will prove to white men that they aren’t afforded equal protection. This would be a great recruitment argument.

    If the men win, it will throw a wrench into the PC works and throw the PC crowd into turmoil.

    This could get interesting.

    • D.B. Cooper

      Nothing will happen to her. These pansy boys are working for Archie and Jughead, NOT Wolverine and the Punisher.
      She is brave because she knows the white sissy boy is nothing more than a Shaggy from Scooby Do.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Is that her? Hmm…

        Not the worst. I guessed she could be a “psycho hose beast” above, and still could be, but…also conjures up a pretty standard porn plot, ha ha.

        More salacious details, please!

        • NeanderthalDNA

          This thread is nothing but trouble.

      • DudeWheresMyCountry?

        Maybe she is screaming penis because it turns out she has one down there.

      • Garrett Brown

        That’s a big ol’ nose she has there, hmmmm…..

      • Lagerstrom

        All those ‘penis-white-men’ had to do was tell her to shut up!

    • A Freespeechzone

      Given the mindset of the Obama Administration and the courts, I wouldn’t be surprised if men lost….

  • Larry Klein

    Jewish females are some of the most wretched white male haters out there

    • So CAL Snowman

      The one silver lining is that many are militant feminists who will not reproduce and spread their vile DNA.

  • Magician

    Considering some of the ridiculous disadvantages that white men have to constantly suffer nowadays, such as when receiving admissions to prestigious schools or getting jobs, simply because they are heterosexual Christian white male,

    Some silly gender-based jokes made by the CEO is not so bad. If I were the male employees at the Archie comics, I would simply remind her that it is not really appropriate for her to call her male employees “penis” during business meetings and simply laugh it off.

    • D.B. Cooper

      You sound exactly like the little wimps too many white boys have allowed themselves to become. The only time I ever see these twerps show any backbone is when they try to protect diversity, Obama, legal marijuana, and Affirmative Action.

      • Magician

        Truly strong man are strong enough to laugh off silly jokes. If there is a guy who gets upset or sad or mad at each and every little thing he does not like, then he is the one who is wimpy.

        • M.

          So basically, you’re saying, “Shut up about the double standards or you’re wimpy!” While he’s saying, “Stand up to the double standards or you’re wimpy!”
          Hmmm..

          “If there is a guy who gets upset or sad or mad at each and every little thing he does not like around him, then he is the one who is wimpy.”
          That’s exactly how liberals and progressives react to every little issue about race or gender. But God forbid a white male should ask for the same rights.

          Feminists demand equal rights, but these kinds of “just get over it!” responses when it comes to men imply that they’re the weaker sex in need for these laws made especially to them.
          Anti-racists demand equal rights and opportunities, but then turn AA and the likes for non-Whites. Again, implying that the darkies couldn’t be let to their own devices.
          No matter how you slice it, genders and races never end up equal. Ergo, marxism is bulls**t.

        • Extropico

          Wise men know when a colleague is being minatory and have the strength to address the situation.

      • RisingReich

        You know anyone that is a man?

    • Larry Klein

      Yeah, how much you want to bet the lady would crucify a male employee if he made a wise crack about her menstural cycle?

      • Lagerstrom

        I’m sure ‘Ms CEO’ fills everyone in the company on a regular basis about her menstrual cycle. It’s probably a feature in the company newsletter!

    • Andrew

      Disadvantages like a more qualified white applicant not being accepted to medical school because less qualified African-American applicants are given higher preference due to the need to fill a diversity quota.

      Disadvantages like not being able to compete for city and government contracts because they are awarded to “minority owned businesses” due to some absurd diversity law.

      Disadvantages like an entire political movement deliberately intent on supplanting “white men” from city, state, and federal leadership positions with the overall goal of overthrowing the “white power structure” that does not even exist.

      The list goes on…

  • D.B. Cooper

    Yep, she a regular Gloria Steinham type.
    Still, the white male is a castrated serf, so I support Nancy Silberkleit’s behavior. Nothing is going to happen to her, and the white male elite will let her get away with it.
    Keep it up, Nancy. Do NOT worry. You have nothing to fear from today’s white male.
    Do you want a good laugh among your gal friends? Call one of your pasty boys a racist, and watch him shiver like he’s freezing, and watch his pants get wet as he uncontrollably urinates all over himself.

    • Lagerstrom

      These days, you’re a castrated serf by choice. Especially if you’re in thrall to a shrill loudmouth like little Nancy here.

  • Magician

    Call the CEO the pu… word

    • texasoysterman

      I prefer the cu.. word myself. Haven’t these feminazi types said they want to “take back” that word. Seems they think it empowers them.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Ironically, Archie comics have been historically one of the most racially UNinclusive comics I can think of. I can’t recall a single major black or Hispanic character.

    • D.B. Cooper

      I vaguely remember a black guy named Chuck from reading my babysitter’s comics when I was in 2nd grade waaay back in the mid ’70s.
      To give the character credit, Chuck showed zero interest in white girls, and only had eyes for his steady girlfriend Nancy. (I had to do a quick google to find out her name).

      • Alexandra1973

        Aren’t fanboys usually White, though?

        I used to be into comics, Star Trek, and the like, and I’ve been to those conventions…I don’t recall seeing any blacks.

    • Fair Dinkum

      Well, as D.B. Cooper pointed out, they have two recurring black characters, and they also have a gay character, Kevin Keller, who has his comic.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      And the hispanic Frankie Valdez and his girlfriend Maria. Don’t ask me how I know this.

  • Allan477

    Her last name is Yiddish for “silver robe” or “silver dress”. Perhaps people should call her “Skirt” and see how see likes it.

    • Since she called her male subordinates “penis”, I believe the infamous “C-word” is appropriate.

      • Allan477

        But her name is Skirt!

      • Lagerstrom

        Mmmm, I reckon ‘VA-JOINNAA’ really loud.

    • WhiteGuyInJapan

      Yeah, she sounds like a member of a certain tribe…

  • Truthseeker

    I used to like reading Archie Comics when I was a kid, but when I heard they were adding a gay character a few years back, I realized it was time to throw them in the Cultural Marxist dustbin. It doesn’t surprise me at all to see that they have the likes of this woman in a position of power.

    • Alexandra1973

      Remember when Superman was supposed to stand for “truth, justice, and the American way”?

      Nowadays, it’s whatever passes for truth, social justice, and the NWO way.

  • I can swear like a drunk sailor with Tourette’s Syndrome, but I choose not to do so in a professional environment. This isn’t because I have a penis, but because because I have a responsible work ethic and good manners. That said, I have quit jobs on the spot because of harassment at work. Doing that actually feels good.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    I’m not sure what racial angle this has, and since we don’t do “the battle of the sexes” here, anything I could say would run the risk of deletion. So…nice weather we’re having, eh?

  • Spartacus

    Why did they have to sue her ? If a woman insults you and she’s not your mother, wife or grandma, you slap her. End of story .

    • M.

      Yeah, but this is not the time of the Vikings anymore. If you do that, SHE sues you, and she’ll win.
      Civilization sucks sometimes, I tell ya!

      • Spartacus

        Then you solve the problem out of court, only this time more brutally .

    • I do not regard attempts at smears by women as personally insulting. I’m not as strong as my friend, Glenn, but I’m really goddamned strong, so I don’t hit women. My wife says my hands look like they belong on a serial-killer, but she finds them useful for opening jars. One of the neighbors had me move her upright piano; I never imagined I could lift my end of a piano one-handed. I used my right hand to steady it so we wouldn’t bang up her walls.

      One must take some care with the fairer sex.

      A truly evil creep who stole from me and who is now seven years into a three-to-life sentence for raping children once slapped his adult girlfriend so hard she miscarried. He killed his own baby.

      Don’t even slap them.

      • Spartacus

        Erm… when I said “slap” I meant an actual slap, not murder !

    • A Freespeechzone

      She’s ‘protected’ and without a doubt, she would press charges and you’d lose.

      This B**ch KNOWS she can get away with this behavior–much like violent Blacks who attack Whites without provocation.

    • IstvanIN

      That would play into her hands, not to mention being illegal and immoral.

    • Garrett Brown

      You don’t hit women son.

  • Lewis33

    She is the reason the word *UNT was invented.

  • Dave4088

    I wonder what kind of name Silberkleit is?

    • Sloppo

      Jewish Co-CEO of Archie Comics Focuses On Education

      SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 | JEWISH TRIBUNE

      MONTREAL – It has been two years since Nancy Silberkleit unexpectedly stepped into the role of Co-CEO at Archie Comics, assuming the post previously occupied by her husband Michael who had just passed away. He was the son of one of the founders, Louis Silberkleit.

      • Pelagian

        Just doing that Tikkun olam thing, y’know. “Healing the world”.

    • Chip Carver

      LOL

  • bigone4u

    In my experience in academia, where women bosses are everywhere, the disrespect for men is more subtle than that practiced by the witch in this case. It’s more of what psychologists call “passive/aggressive.” The women exaggerate about men for effect. Of course, many of them are not this way, but more than you might imagine have a chip on their padded Liz Claiborne jacket shoulders. The hard core feminists are the worst.

    • fuzzypook

      I am a woman and I HATE working for women! They are catty, snotty, untrustworthy and they seem to be on a power trip.

      • Alexandra1973

        As a woman I much prefer male supervisors. Women get too hormonal. Been there, done that. 🙂

        • Queen Bee Syndrome, combined with Crabs in a Bucket Syndrome. Women with power over other women will do everything they can to keep their women subordinates from getting ahead, women who are subordinate to other women will find ways to keep the women who are their bosses from being able to get ahead.

          Notice back in 2007 how many prominent women politicians were early adopters of Obama vs Hillary Clinton.

  • Lord_Steven_Regal

    Hate crime and protected classes are Leftist inventions meant to dispossess white men of control in their native lands.

  • RisingReich

    I’m sure if I called her ‘Jewish Shyster C*ntsore’ I’d be sued for some sort of ‘harassment’.
    Doesn’t make it any less TRUE however.

    White men – we are being assaulted on all sides by the tribe and their respective pets.

  • dd121

    I can’t express how angered I am by this. If I had addressed some random female in the workplace to “come over here clit”, I would have been instantly fired, probably rightly so. So why are white males not protected from this abuse? How long can whites be kicked and not kick back?

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    I would’ve replied with a smile and said, great… now I can call you vagina!

    • dd121

      No, you would have been fired. That’s the point, she was the person in power and should not have said something like that to subordinates who were helpless to resist.

      • DudeWheresMyCountry?

        Maybe but then I sue. Simply put, she joked and I joked back equally. A good attorney would kill with this.

        • Especially in front of witnesses who could be forced to testify under oath.

        • Lagerstrom

          That’s right. Can you get sacked from your job by responding with ‘vagina’ to ‘penis’? Seriously, lawyer up yo this b/s!

    • Garrett Brown

      Haha yes!

  • You know what? The cure here is the same as it should be for anybody else who feels they are being harassed in the workplace — quit and find another job.

    Imagine … An American man whining because a woman called him a penis. It’s over, folks. It really is.

    • IstvanIN

      The job market isn’t that good. Jobs are hard to find. People have to support their families and selves. And quite frankly she shouldn’t be allowed to get away with that, if they called her a “h___” they would get canned and banned from their chosen field.

      • To the complainer …

        Jobs are hard to find and you want to keep this one? Then keep it. You’re a man, right? So suck it up. What difference does it make?

        Or is it more productive to turn the workplace into a confrontation environment complete with lawsuits, court records and bitterness?

        If you want the job, keep it. If you don’t want it, walk away. In the USA that I grew up in — the 50s — this would have been the stuff of a bad TV comedy show, bad because the premise that quasi-comical harm had been done would not have been believable.

        Spartacus is almost right … There are still Americans, but apparently they were all born before 1960.

        • IstvanIN

          So basically, you believe it is ok to harass white men, abuse them, make their lives miserable and they just need to “suck it up”? That everyone but us has rights? That you don’t want a level playing field but one that is titled against white men? That white men can be sued, fired and arrested for looking crossed at (fill in the blank) but we just have to put up with it? Sorry, it is time to fight back.

          • Your words, not mine. If I were employed there I would tell her in public to go f*** herself and then see what happens. If fired, so be it. Maybe she’s trying to find out who the real men on the staff are but none of them can take a joke. Now …

            Continuing with your words, you say that the white men there are being harrassed. They’re being abused. Their lives are being made miserable. They have no rights. Anyone who disagrees must want an unlevel playing field that is tilted against whites.

            Do you know what you sound like? Are you really saying that you demand your legal right to be just as much of a wuss as the radical left girly men? And that you want spend time and money enforcing this right?

            ====================

            Yes, it’s time to fight back but not about trivial stuff like this. If you’re not already armed, arm yourself and get familair with your wepons.

            When they call yoiu a penis, or a racist, or a crazy right wing nut case, just tell them to go f*** themselves and then get on with your life — words can’t hurt you without your permission but they certainly can distract you. If they come for you physically, defend yourself

            You’re seeking Cosmic Justice, IstvanIN. It’s not available. Save your energy for the important battles.

  • Chip Carver

    I’ll say it – she’s a member of the tribe. I have to wonder if she’d call a male member (no pun intended -ok, maybe) of her own group by the same term with malice behind it. I doubt it. It would almost be funny, except for the “white guys” not being a “…protected class.” Yeah, feeling their oats at the moment. Definitely.

  • Who Me?

    I have seen “sassy” black women act like this, but never a white woman. However this female is a member of the “tribe” and maybe they don’t teach their girls not to think, act or speak this way. White parents teach their boys not to lay hands on girls, including their sisters, and they also teach their girls not to provoke violence from others. Nevertheless, childish brawling can and does occur, and if out of parental sight, girls with brothers quickly learn that the results of such behavior is swift and painful! This woman needs to be sharply put in her place, and since it is not acceptable to do so in a physical manner, bringing a lawsuit is pretty much what’s left. If there is any documentation of her actions it should be a slam-dunk. Actually courts tend to take a dim view of sexual harassment even when it is from a woman towards a man or men. Not to mention, there is a distaste for women who repeatedly or habitually talks like a stevedore. Most people prefer women who act in a civilized manner.

  • Garrett Brown

    She calls her employees penis? Can I call her vagina?

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      How about Jewcunt?

      • Garrett Brown

        That nose had me suspicious.

      • Lagerstrom

        Eek!
        Is the moderator asleep?
        But seriously…tit for tit and tat for tat.

  • Pelagian

    A little googling on Ms. Silberkleit works wonders.

    She recently spoke at Sukkot services at a synagogue in LA for her inspiring message of developing literacy (like the elegant phrase, “come here, penis”), anti-bullying (sic), anti-discrimination(sic) and environmental concerns through comic books (kid you not).

    And her (penis) message is especially directed at young people, being the extremely good role-model she is, as a “former school teacher” and “homemaker” … (I’m thinking the “maker” part consists of making reservations.)

    Her Foundation’s mission?: “By enhancing literacy and encouraging self-confidence and knowledge through age-accessible, non-threatening reading materials, such as specially created, topical comic books, we strive to stimulate creativity and tolerance in young people, giving them the tools to become a positive influence on their peers through overcoming social challenges.”(all sic).

    The synagogue’s website also claims that she “has coined a personal motto that “Children + Comic Books = Reading, Knowledge, Confidence and Creativity,” which is about the stupidest motto I’ve ever heard. Jews have definitely pioneered comic books tin the US but one thing William Gaines didn’t even think of is getting a tax-deduction for the whole operation. (Her second favorite motto is no doubt “Interest = Principal+Rate+Time”.)

  • Pelagian

    I would say, rather, that the US civil rights movement for blacks spawned every equality movement we have. The same logic is used. Including the logic that the supposed “oppressor” has no rights, must bow continually, and must pay perpetual reparations.

  • Pelagian

    “This woman needs to be taken to task. “. Won’t happen. “Woman” and “Jewish” will give her just enough cover.

    • Jack Burton

      She has quite a list of offenses against her, the “penis” remarks are just the tip of the Jewberg, get it. She actually hired people to harass employees and their families, the woman clearly has mental problems.

  • Raydonn

    As a member of the ultimate ‘special interest group’, Ms. Silberkleit has NOTHING to fear…..as a matter of fact, due to ‘historical issues’, she’ll likely get compensated for all of the negative publicity.

  • Lagerstrom

    Oh I don’t know…this is completely stoo-pid.
    Do you mind if I proceed Moderator?
    If I was one of the ‘White-Penis Fellows’ that had to put up with (or was expected to put up with) this utter garbage, I would have yelled out…
    VA-JOINA, VA-JOINA. VA-JOINA!!!

  • Jack Burton

    A Jew being obnoxious and insulting, no…

    To me it’s not even about the “penis” remarks, it’s that White males are not allowed to respond in kind. That’s what I take offense to, the unequal treatment, the female privilege, the Jewish and non-White privileged political classes of our modern cesspool of a society.

    “The employees are suing for $25 million, plus $7.5 million “to fund a true anti-bullying campaign against bullies such as the Defendant who falsely claims to support anti-bullying activities.””

  • Andrew

    A woman this obnoxious should be roughed up a little by the male co-workers, let her know who is ultimately more powerful.

    • I don’t approve of that, but mockery always sits well with me. I always mocked my bosses in the microelectronics industry; they mocked me too. My only professional mistake was falling in love with a co-worker who did likewise with me. People talked about us at work, and that was it.

  • Massif1

    Maybe she wanted penis?

  • zek

    Silberkleit. Silberkleit. Hmmmmmmmm………….

    *beep* *beep* *beep*

    That’s weird. My J-dar is going off…

  • Grits?

    My nickname in the El Paso county jail, a.k.a. CJC is “Hot Grits”. I beat a felony case after a I scalded the living daylights out a punk bitch. He was only 6’5″ and 275, so I threw several gallons of hot grits all over him. This burned him up right proper. I did a month in solitary before I bonded out and then beat that case.

    I am a federal felon on the terrorist watch list, and I do not put up with any nonsense.