Courtland Sykes, a Republican hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, has sparked national outrage with remarks that feminists are “she devils,” women should be “traditional homemakers,” and his fiancée prepares a “home cooked dinner” each night.
In response to the question, “Do you favor women’s rights?” Sykes answered, “Well — Chanel, my fiancée, has given me orders to favor them, so I’d better. But Chanel knows that my obedience comes with a small price that she loves to pay anyway: I want to come home to a home-cooked dinner at six every night, one that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives — think Norman Rockwell here and Gloria Steinem be damned.”
He also said, “I don’t buy into radical feminism’s crazed definition of modern womanhood, and I never did. They don’t own that definition — and never did. They made it up to suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads.” Additionally, he railed against Hillary Clinton for her “personal life’s wreckage.”
Sykes added that he doesn’t want his daughters to “grow up into career-obsessed banshees who forgo home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she-devils who shriek from the tops of a thousand tall buildings …”
CBS News reported that Sykes sent the 11-page statement to the newspaper clarifying his positions after the former military man “struggled to answer questions about when the United States should exercise military force,” in an interview.
On Tuesday, Sykes posted the statement on his official page.
Of course, the “hell-bent feminists” came out in droves on Twitter.
Can we get Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to read Courtland Sykes' statement out loud and then throw it away like she did Larry Nassar's? #LarryNassar #CourtlandSykes #WomensRights #MeToo #TimesUp pic.twitter.com/nigEzHfBQU
— Molly Rose Tarpey (@MollyRoseTarpey) January 25, 2018
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) January 26, 2018
Courtland Sykes is what happens when you let Jesus take the wheel and he crashes into a tanker truck full of Axe body spray.
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) January 25, 2018
So just to recap: he respects women’s rights as long as his wife performs hours of domestic labour
— suburban waste (@callmeMF) January 25, 2018
Be the she-devil you want to see in the world.Wear your“career obsessed banshee, nail biting, manophobic, hell bent feminist” label w/ pride. portion of the proceeds(up to legal limits)donated to the opponent of Courtland Sykes (created by @CatStaggs & me) https://t.co/pR5dEbVCle
— nail-biting manophobic hellbent feminist she-devil (@amandadeibert) January 26, 2018
"Courtland Sykes" sounds like the lowest-end most depressing airport Marriott.
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) January 25, 2018
His name is Courtland Sykes, he’s running in Missouri, and he wants a mommy https://t.co/sx509MCECV
— OfficeCandy (@officecandy) January 25, 2018
I don't want to distract from the offensive wrongness of the thing, but spare a thought for how profoundly poor the actual writing is.
— Huckanda Forever! (@TylerHuckabee) January 25, 2018
My wife's co-worker designed this shirt. She is donating all proceeds to progressive feminist causes like the Young Women's Leadership Network.#CourtlandSykes#FlipItBlue#BlueWave#Missouri#WomensRightshttps://t.co/bDeX88wyv6
— Joe (@joe02476) January 26, 2018
Days earlier, Sykes posted split-screens of McCaskill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Clinton, comparing them to Disney villains. “Democrats dressing for the jobs they want,” he wrote.
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