$14.5 million!

As I’ve mentioned before both on this site and elsewhere, I consider myself somewhat of a feminist. While I don’t believe in the equality of the sexes per se, I do believe that when a woman does the same amount of work as a man, she should be paid the same amount of money. That’s just fairness, people.

Of course the flip side is true as well: even if a woman does ostensibly the same work as a man, her pay should be docked for any time that she a) goes in a back room to cry for 15 minutes at a time, b) shows up on the rag and tries to make it everyone else’s problem, and, god forbid, c) actually has the sheer balls to bring her children into the workplace.

Like I said, fairness.

That’s said, it’s been a while since feminism has had anything to do with fairness. While it’s true that a woman still only makes something like 80 cents for every dollar a man makes (they make more like $1.20 if you count the sex industry, but that’s neither here nor there), feminist-types have long since moved on to more pressing issues.

Take for example Essence magazine’s Take Back the Music campaign, probably hip-hop feminism’s crowning achievement thus far. These so-called feminists weren’t clamoring for a woman’s right to make rap music; female rappers have existed going all the way back to the 1970s, even though a case could be made for limiting female involvement in hip-hop to posing in your underwear.

Instead, most so-called hip-hop feminism today is concerned with silly bullshit like controlling the language a man uses to refer to woman, i.e. censorship. You see, it’s not so much that a woman can make a rap album of her own, but she’s also got to control what a man says on his album as well. Or else.

Which brings me to the Source sexual harassment trial. In case you haven’t heard, the jury awarded the magazine’s former editor Kim Osorio $14.5 million for firing her in retaliation for filing a sexual harassment complaint and for Benzino alleging in some radio interview that she fucked Nas and blew 50 Cent.

This would be a ridonkulous sum even if she was raped repeatedly, but it’s worth noting that a) she only filed said complaint in the first place after she found out she was about to be fired, and b) we don’t know for a fact that she definitely didn’t fuck Nas and blow 50 Cent. (My hope is that both of them will be brought in to testify in the eventual appeals trial.)

So essentially this case was a referendum on a man’s right to watch pr0n and shout profanities in the offices of a magazine that peddles pr0n videos and profane rap albums. Next thing you know, they’ll be coming after our right to engage in such activity in the comfort of our moms’ basements, which is all that will be left.

As editor-in-chief of the Source, Kim Osorio made $130,000 a year, which I’m sure is orders of magnitude more than I’ll ever make doing anything, but obviously that wasn’t enough. And that’s the thing with these psycho hose beasts: it’ll never be enough until they have all of our nuts in a jar in a back room somewhere at the Essence magazine building.

With the ridonkulous judgment in this case, I’d say they’re one step closer.

  • twerkolator

    1

  • 5 STAR X-E-Q-SHUN

    fuck benzino, mays, & the sauce mag…those guys R fuckin idiots/morons

  • http://www.wordofsouth.com UTG

    your usually full of shit Bol, but this is on point

  • thoreauly77

    probably one of the most disgusting posts you have ever written; congratulations on attaining a brand-new level of ignorance.

  • DocZeus

    Other than your general insanity and vast hatred to anybody besides yourself, I would say that you overlooked that this case has vast extenuating circumstances. Its Benzino and Dave Mays be sued. No two finer douchebags than you can find in the entire rap industry. Mays for being a giant pussy and rap’s #1 wig…umm, white guy and Benzino for being a tyrannical untalented egomaniac who is totall insane. They got what was coming to them for ruining the Source.

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Bitches want everything. Its a take over.

  • E.Williams

    14.5 Mil? Ridiculous!

  • Avenger

    I agree this case was crazy. On the one hand no matter what the industry you are involved in be it porn or prowrestling if they pay taxes they have to comply with various government standards. Just because the source was a peice of shit add rag for a piece of shit rapper like Benzino this doesn’t give them the right to harrass employees or create a threatening work environment.

    This goes out to all you wanna be business owners out there. If you open a business and you act a donkey in any way to break state laws and you are not smart and dirty enough to cover your tracks like some of the dirty south business owners who still threaten and harrass people of color then yo ass will be sued and if you don’t cover it up you will loose.

    This isn’t about feminism it’s about to stupid douche bags who didn’t know how to run a fucking business everything ain’t the street corner. If you got the corner office you can call somebody in your office and say what you want but you better not have any witnesses period it better be you and them.

    Now the money awarded speaks to who sue crazy our country is and the this prize shows why if. Who ever heard of getting this kinda cheese for calling someone names and threatening to fire them hell I have dealt with all kinds of ish in the work place and never saw anyone get this kind of treatment.

    On a final note on that artical about black music these coon ass wanksta rappers need to start respecting women more. They just hate on them so much cause they wanted to be they mama cause they daddy wasn’t there to show them what a man is so now they dress like women (no bently Fonsworth), throw bitch fits like elton John. I mean which sex was the first to be obsessed with shoes hmmmmm

  • DCFIST

    you are a fucking idiot. i can’t wait until you get fired.

  • Avenger

    oh by the way if you think it was too long it’s ok

    The point is the money was crazy but the guys are douche bags

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    lol @ bitches gettin that guap

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    how long u gonna do this blog shyt? its kinda sad now

  • gutta

    suing is the new hustle, i kid u not….ppl are coming up on the strength of suing someone.its all a matter of having a good reason.

  • Dr Flav

    “all of our nuts in a jar somewhere in the back of the Essence building.” Excellent… it broke my heart to hear about the verdict, felt like I did when Tyson caught the rape charge. Kim is garbage talking how she stood up and whatnot, you abused the system and made it more difficult for future males in the workplace. These Women wonder what happened to manhood. smh

  • MIC RICH

    Who she gon’ get the money from Dave and Ray ain’t got no damn money!!

  • Tha CHAMP

    how about my manager made someone shave their face with the same razor he shaves his ass with. nobody got 14.5 million from that. i think thats a bit more degrading than what happened to this silly-ass ho

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    For once I agree with Bol…these women want their cake and be able to eat it too…they wanna do what men do but get treated like a lady…their hypocrasy is a epidemic…14.5 tickets is sad…and as far as blacks go…the women get the job these days…i bet if a poll was taken in the black community you would have more women employed than males…they wanna get paid what we do but want you to buy them a drink…I end by saying,”Fuck Ladies get in free and drink free before twelve…dam feminist…

  • Dr Flav

    All the Mays and benzino hate is unjustified. Most of it comes from Eminem fans who hated the way the Source pulled his skirt up and he hasnt been the same since. Oprah promotes herself in her mag, so whats wrong with that. The Source 1987-2005, some mags dont last 1/4 of that time, get off them guys balls.

  • content

    it’s easy to pick the women on the responses out

  • SUPERMAN

    BORING!

  • e

    Next thing you know, they’ll be coming after our right to engage in such activity in the comfort of our moms’ basements, which is all that will be left.
    ^^^^^^
    LMAO @ Bol blogging in his mom’s basement. Bol should accuse a prominent rapper of molesting him(no bowwow)to get some money

    And for the record Remy Ma is the only female rapper with talent

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Shut up Content

  • content

    don’t you mean stop typing

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Now I’m not the smartest man in the world, but this is some bullshit. Now quite granted, it doesnt matter where you work, you’re not supposed to be watching porn in the mailroom, and as commonly as it is practiced, you are not supposed to engage in certain types of dialogue with your employees. so stating that she sucked and fucked whoever is rather damaging in any court, but 14.5 mill…. shiiiiiiit!!! Let my boss tell me that i look nice in my Black on Black pradas again, I’m gonna try to come up too!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    lol-some deserve the treatment some dont depends on the eye of the beholder

  • DEEZZ NUTZ

    @ANY 1 W/AN ANSWER

    I ONLY HAVE 1 THING 2 SAY 2DAY.
    ?WHERE THE HELL DID THAT SAY N COME FROM (HAVE N U’R CAKE & EAT IT 2)
    I MEAN IF I HAD SOME CAKE U DAMN RIGHT I’M GOING 2 EAT IT WOULDN’T U???

  • Fernando

    Clarence Thomas F*&ked up everything! Back in the day you could get away with derogatory comments, flirting, & even molestation in the office. Now its like walking on broken glass whenever a woman walks around. One wrong word (even if you arent talking to her) could mean your ass + a hefty lawsuit for you, or the company.

    Lol @ Benzino trying to figure out how he is going to pay this Beezy. That Beige Mofo hasnt done anything in YEARS!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Avenger sounds like a white/feminist/cornball…

    woman r all good, let a bitch get a job and pay for me to live- i’m w/that doggie dog!

    on another note, i heard Kim Osario’s punanny smells like old empenadas…

    that’s just what i heard…

  • e

    i heard Kim Osario’s punanny smells like old empenadas…
    ^^^^^^
    thats some nasty shit

  • Fernando

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    or cottage cheese Flautas!

  • Fernando

    No Transi, Meka, Rey…My how Bol’s blog has fallen from grace. Im out

  • Meka Soul

    $14.5 million?! does the source even have that much?? so much for benzino’s “returning on a white horse” fund.

    >And for the record Remy Ma is the only female rapper with talent>

    waitaminute… remy ma’s a girl???

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    So how waz Chi-town Bol???

  • e

    waitaminute… remy ma’s a girl???

    ^^^^^
    She’s close enough, although she probably has more testosterone in her than Lil’ Wayne(no joey crack)

  • Dr Flav

    “some deserve the treatment some dont, depends on the eye of the beholder.” That speaks volumes, I guess its Bushwick Bill VS Boris Kudjoe. Safe to say that Chucky ass is getting sued.

  • e

    Rey is a shadow of himself ever since Bol posted a picture of him

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Better Watch what were saying now in the office, because if this story goes main stream and “women ” gets a hold of the story we are all fucked

  • j

    Bol for president? whatduhya say? Yay or nay? I say YAY!!!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Better watch what u say in the office now if this story reaches all “Women” we are all fucked

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    NAY U FUCKTARt

  • Fernando

    The only thing that Bol could be President of is Mom’s basement dwelling, marmot-looking, fat, crusty bloggers.

  • e

    LOL @ Bol for president I doubt he has ever one anything in his life

  • content

    first bol would have to get a running mate and i’m not talking about a vice-president

  • moore

    hahahaha wow bol this is some real ignorant shit. you’ve really stepped ur game up

  • Chillin’

    I’m Rich Bitch! Yo Bol, U got a # on ‘dat chic cause she should be ready 2 give some celebration head?

  • rip van winkle

    Fuck that stupid ass bitch. She prolly did brain at least one of them niggas, especially Nas. You think a punk bitch like that is gona be able to resist Nas? No. Enjoy the IOU’s bitch cause I’m quite sure I have more money than Benzino…and I aint got shit!

  • Young A. Simmons

    B

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!

    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    ^^^^^^^
    hold on bitch! let daddy talk so the bull don’t walk knowi’mtalkinbout! you gots to earn yo’ keep so gators stay on my feet so go and creep the streets and get called a freak but make sure you bring daddy back his treat! cuz’ trick you will get beat if my pockets ain’t deep! play yo’ role and don’t you speak do yo’ job and make it sweet and I’ll do mine…. make bread 247 ba week!! i.e. that bitch no workin at the source what the job might detail shut the fuck up and take it like a HO!

  • http://www.myspace.com/corinnemq Corinne

    I say I’m glad she got her money, she deserves it , especially the bullshit she put up with this homo small inch dick asshole.

  • e

    Enjoy the IOU’s bitch cause I’m quite sure I have more money than Benzino…and I aint got shit!
    ^^^^^^
    Just about everyone has more money than Benzino except maybe Suge Knight

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!

    fuck bols blog this my shit!!

    Listen up all you jeezy stans out there! BMF or rather bleu davinci recently did a show in flint,michigan where they repeatedly dissed the snow man, YEAAAHHHHH thats right!!Bmf says jay-z told jeezy to fall back from kickin’ it wit’ bmf becuz’ the heat they was gettin into would be bad for him.Jeezy not livin’ up to his realest nigga in it image said okay I’m not fuckin’ wit’ them no more! how real is that?!Bleu says if anybody catches Jeezy sayin Bmf to smack him in his mouth can’t he ain’t the realest in shit!!!

  • e

    Bol looks like a combination of Birdman and Grimace(no common)

  • john cochran

    FUCK BITCHES

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!

    can’t he ain’t the realest in shit!!!
    ^^^^
    cuz’ he ain’t the realest in shit!!
    my bad folks

  • e

    Hell Hath No Fury coming soon….

    Raps future is here Omar Cruz, Tru-Life, Little Brother

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    rip van winkle Says:

    October 24th, 2006 at 2:53 pm
    Fuck that stupid ass bitch. She prolly did brain at least one of them niggas, especially Nas. You think a punk bitch like that is gona be able to resist Nas?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “Gayest Comment of the Day” Award

  • frankwhite45

    Now thats ballllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllin!!
    myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • e

    rip van winkle Says:

    October 24th, 2006 at 2:53 pm
    Fuck that stupid ass bitch. She prolly did brain at least one of them niggas, especially Nas. You think a punk bitch like that is gona be able to resist Nas?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “Gayest Comment of the Day” Award

    ^^^^^
    Co-sign

  • http://www.myspace.com/corinnemq Corinne

    ^, yes indeed it is

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    The question is”Can Rip Van Winkle resist Nas?”

  • http://www.myspace.com/corinnemq Corinne

    ^ apparently his “feminism” side can’t

  • Danja29

    Bol… another wack blog. You fallin’ off.

    Far as the 14.5… there’s two ways you can look at this. You can see it as the judge awarding Kim Osorio for her personal distress while workin’ for the Source… or maybe just MAYBE- this is moreso karma’s way of the Big Payback.

    Benzino and Mays have been abusin’ their power for years on top of years, and finally, 2006 has been their year of retribution. They lost their magazine and now they gotta cough up millions of dollars cause Zino forgot how to shut the fuck up, and Mays was too shook to tell him. This is bigger than Osorio (possibly) suckin’ off Nas, or Adhanti’s fat pussy… it’s about two dumb muhfukkas who went too far one time too many.

  • Fernando

    This room has turned into a teh gheynees mecca. Especially with N-Cred leading the charge, er, should i say *thrust*

  • ESL representa

    co-sign fernando

  • e

    Yo Crack you the realest. Let me hang out with you, let me hold your bag for you.”
    ^^^^^^
    Even Fat Joe is referring to weed carrying on interviews(quote is from all hip hop)

  • e

    This should be motivation for any aspiring weedcarrier don’t be detracted because of the dangers. Keep the weed carrying movement strong(no spliff star)

  • thoreauly77

    this is fucking ridiculous. heres the deal: all you guys talking about “bitches” this and that are the motherfuckers that are either a. not getting any pussy at all (you heard me dj peanutbutterandjelly) or b. getting the absolute jankiest nasty trainwreck pussy this side of bol’s momma. if any of you were seriously getting laid with a quality woman you know for a motherfucking fact you wouldnt be talking that shit. truth?

    TRUTH.

  • The Definition of Bitchmade

    Fernando:(n.) 1. a bitch ass mark. 2. dic-n-da-booty ass ho i.e. How many Fernandos live in your community.

  • SDW

    18 years, 18 years………

  • yaboy

    mad laughs bol, mad laughs.

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    October 24th, 2006 at 4:24 pm
    The question is”Can Rip Van Winkle resist Nas?”

    ^ No Ravishing Rick Rude

  • 110 street

    no reason to hate on them niggas, y? cause of em, get the fuck out of hear, thats alot of guap. dam braod bout to start her own dam mag. harlemm.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    e Says:

    October 24th, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    Raps future is here Omar Cruz, Tru-Life, Little Brother

    ^^^u gotta be a “wetback/ backpack/ brokeback/ nigga who bumps sexyback” ass nigga to say that!

    Omar Cruz is BARSURA!

    Respect to Cartoon & Esteban, but Omar Cruz is wack, like “south park mexican/ kid frost” wack…

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    I’m honestly olny mildly disgusted by Bol’s [possibly make-believe for the sake of irony] sexism but I’m in love with you for being so offended by it, you know who you are.
    The fact is, a lot of guys can “sexually harass” girls in enough of a good natured way to still seem like decent homo sapiens sapiens males, but those who don’t quite strike that balance can be the most obnoxious, offensive pigs and I have a feeling Benzino was of the latter category so hahaha good for her. I doubt she’ll ever see any of that though, or work for another magazine ever again. Who would want to hire her knowing how “sensitive” she is. To be honest there’s no damn way I’d ever sue for some bullshit like that, unless some North Country shit was going on [in which case the dudes would be waking up in the middle of the night to a face full of crow bar] because it’s a really pathetic thing to sue over.

  • killa k

    14.5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf. As eddie murphy once said “women will take half your shit” but in benzino’s case all his shit and some change.

  • e

    SONNY CHEEBA Says:

    October 24th, 2006 at 8:24 pm
    e Says:

    October 24th, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    Raps future is here Omar Cruz, Tru-Life, Little Brother

    ^^^u gotta be a “wetback/ backpack/ brokeback/ nigga who bumps sexyback” ass nigga to say that!

    Omar Cruz is BARSURA!

    ^^^^^^
    I’m no brokeback nigga

    Little Brother and Tru-Life are both dope

    And I met Omar Cruz at an autoshow(no south park mexican) dude is ill

  • e

    Yo Crack you the realest. Let me hang out with you, let me hold your bag for you.”
    ^^^^^^
    Even Fat Joe is referring to weed carrying on interviews(quote is from all hip hop)

    This should be motivation for any aspiring weedcarrier don’t be detracted because of the dangers. Keep the weed carrying movement strong(no spliff star)

  • H-MAN

    Yep, Omar Cruz iz tha future…West West….Funny blog, 50 cent bein called in 2 testify 4 gettin sum brain…lolol…she just spit on it judge, Had 2 get out tha hoover 2 finish the job…hahaha…plead tha 5th 50…u might get assult wit a vacume cleaner…hahaha….I can hear NAS’s testimony 2…I got tha girl a glass of orange juice judge, and hit her wit sum eitha…roflao

  • BUCKUALL

    true

  • DCMadeMan

    Aight so since this bitch did win the case. Where the fuck is the 14.5 mil going come from? Benzino and Mays are broke and I know for a fact that their little Hip Hop Weekly magazine aint selling shit,WTF…

  • BIGRIZZ

    Ok its fine. Dave mays and Zino can be whatever you want them to be. But 15 MILLION DOLLARS because someone said something that you dont like? I love women but FUCK THAT. Women talk shit too but you dont see men taking them to court over it, and they sure aint getting 15 mill behind it! This is blatant sexism…….I dont had my ass rubbed a few times at work can i get 18 mill? This is the beginning of the end! She only made 130k a year, how do you get 15 mill? And her work sucked ass. DID YOU READ THE SOURCE WHEN SHE WAS the EIC?

  • foshizol!!

    Yo bol, I don’t know how the jury system in the US works but I’m guessing the jury is only there 2 make pronouncements on the actual facts of the case. That would entail that the judge is actually responsible for deciding whether or not said facts actually amount to sexual harrasment/discrimination. I can’t imagine a situation wwhere a jury can actually burdened with the responsibility of imputing certain conduct with legal character. They ain’t built for that. I really doubt this was a landmark decision and it probably followed pre-existing principle with shitt like loss of income factoring in on the quantum of damages. She was on 130 a year, thats 11 years salary. If you include punitive damages etc, that aint but nothin. Don’t know much about US labour relations law so i can’t comment on the merits of the case. Peace out!!

  • Joopset

    Bol of shit.

  • Dr Flav

    This Verdict Will Be Overturned Or The Amt Of Damages Will Be Decreased.

  • http://www.dallaspenn.com Billy Sunday

    BOL,
    trust me that you are correct about the ‘nuts in a jar’ metaphor going down at Essence mag H.Q.

    The keeper of the jar is named DAWN EBANKS and she told me in all seriousness that Essence readers did not know what the ‘Black Codes’ were and that is why she felt no shame in running an advertisement for the Armani cologne with the same name.

    Ma Dukes basement > Capitalism > Progressivism > Feminism

  • Da Truf

    Rule number #1: There’s no such thing as sexual harassment for female hip hop journalists. Sexual propositions for editorial coverage are as common as the gray hairs on Bol’s aging dick.

    Rule number #2: Female journalists get more groupies than rappers. Why? Because rapper groupies are nobody nasty hoes, and female journalist groupies are ALL RAPPERS. AND THEIR MANAGERS. AND THEIR PUBLICISTS. AND THEIR LABEL CEOS. AND THEIR SHIT ASS ENTOURAGE AND BROKE ASS TWIN BROTHERS (that means you Juelz)

    Rule number #3: Any woman with an iota of negotiating power gets blasphemized with a scarlet letter because obviously, a woman can’t run a magazine without slipping and falling face-first on a rapper’s dick. Get a motherfucking clue.

    Rule number #4: Who gives a fuck if she fucked Nas and 50 Cent? That ain’t none of Benzino’s business anyway, especially since she sho as hell ain’t suckin’ that wack rapper’s dick. At least she goin’ for platinum.

    Rule number #5: Yup I’m a lady. And I talk shit like a nigga. And I look good. And I get harassed. Give me my mothafuckin 14.5 u beezy. Paid the cost to be the boss. Female or not, Benzino talks out of his ass and gets buttfucked everytime.

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/JOEHOLIDAY JOE HOLIDAY

    BITCHES WANT TO BE TREATED EQUAL BUT SPECIAL.?!!??!?! WUT DA FUCK KINDA SHIT IZ DAT ?
    A BROTHER GOTTA OPEN A DOOR FOR’EM, PULL OUT A CHAIR, GO BUY TAMPONS AND GIVE UP PORN? SHIT IZ GETT’N OUTTA CONTROL….EQUALITY IZ COOL, BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF A MANS OASIS….WOMEN ARE THE
    “ORIGINAL HATERS”…THE SHIT GOES ALL THE WAY BACK TO THAT ADAM AND EVE SHIT!!! I SAY PUT ‘EM BACK IN DA KITCHEN AND WASH ROOM !!
    (PARDON THE ERATIC MISPELLINGS)

  • Sheabutter

    Source Magazine was established as a business not a damn brothel!!! There is no amount of money that compensates ANY WOMAN BEING RAPED!!!!
    HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR YOUR MOTHERS AND SISTERS AND DAUGHTERS!!!!

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