Missouri Senate candidate: I don’t buy into ‘feminism’s crazed definition of modern womanhood’
MISSOURI, January 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A candidate for U.S. Senate is standing by comments he made last fall blasting modern feminism and the “gender-bending word games” of left-wing academics.
Courtland Sykes, who is trying to win the Republican primary and then unseat pro-abortion Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, posted on Facebook a transcript of a September 29 rant against feminism for which he is now under fire.
“I don’t buy into radical feminism’s crazed definition of modern womanhood and I never did,” said Sykes. “They don’t own that definition – and never did.”
“They made it up to suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads,” he said.
Sykes went on to say that modern women can be anything they want to be, “including traditional women – as millions are and millions more are fasting [sic] becoming.”
However, “I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix [dinner] after they become traditional homemakers and family wives,” he said, “Gloria Steinem be damned.”
During the 2016 presidential election, millennial women looked at Hillary Clinton’s “personal life’s wreckage and didn’t want to become like her,” he said.
Sykes said his support for traditional women “comes with a small price” that his fiancée “loves to pay anyway,” which is a “home cooked dinner at six every night.”
According to the St. Louis-Post Dispatch, Sykes cohabitates with his fiancée and his dog, putting a dent in his presentation of himself as pro-traditional family values.
Sykes said he doesn’t want his future daughters to “grow up into career-obsessed banshees who forego home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils.”
“And I don’t buy the non-stop feminization campaign against manhood,” he said. “Men and women are different and gender-bending word games by a goofy nest of drugstore academics aren’t going to change anything – except the fantasy life of those confused people in ivory towers.”
Another politically unorthodox move Sykes made was comparing McCaskill to Ursula, the villain from The Little Mermaid, in a Facebook meme.
“If Democrats like Claire McCaskill don’t want to be compared to Disney villains then they should stop emulating them,” he said.
“If you like President Trump, then you and I see eye-to-eye,” Sykes said in a campaign video. “No more RINOs, no more liberals, and no more Senate failures.”
As of 2017, he had raised just $500 for his campaign. McCaskill has dismissed him as a candidate she doesn’t take seriously.