18-year-old mayoral candidate Morgan Baskin fends off “one to five” creepy advances per day

18-year-old mayoral candidate Morgan Baskin fends off “one to five” creepy advances per day

Morgan Baskin (Image: Zoë Gemelli) Morgan Baskin (Image: Zoë Gemelli)
 

Today in sad-but-not-surprising news: Morgan Baskin, the 18-year-old high-school student who is running in the 2014 mayoral election, is discovering that some voters aren’t necessarily interested in just her platform. On her Tumblr, Baskin posted some screenshots of what she says is just “a small sample” of the creepy come-ons she’s had from male strangers since her campaign began to generate publicity. “Yeah, you’re cute lol,” one Facebook suitor writes. “When is election?” Smooth.

“I probably get between one and five a day,” she told us. “It’s kind of a mixed bag. Some people are incredibly polite, but clearly have not understood the idea of professional boundaries, and some people are just incredibly rude.”

She isn’t embarassed, she added, but she’d prefer to be focusing on issues that are important to her, rather than fighting to be taken seriously as a young woman in politics. “I wish it was work I didn’t have to be doing,” she said.