Republican politician Courtland Sykes, who recently moved from Arkansas to Missouri with the sole intention of unseating Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, released a misogynistic Facebook screed that could have been culled from the darkest corners of Reddit.
"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," Sykes wrote in his statement. "Modern women can BE anything they want, including traditional women -- as millions are and millions are fast becoming."
Sykes began his post saying that his fiancee, Chanel Rion, famous in her own right for being a pro-Trump cartoonist, told him that he should favor women's rights after being publicly asked where he stood in regard to women's equality. That's when he spewed out what he appears to believe is a radical stance:
"Chanel knows that my obedience (to favoring women's rights) 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.
The candidate has more to say about the role of women in society than he does about the military, despite the fact that he often touts his time in the Navy.
He "struggled to answer questions about when the United States should exercise military force," when asked about it in an interview, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Sykes's rant about women and the Mad Men-esque future he sees for his daughters didn't end there:
"I want daughters to have their own intelligence, their own dignity, their own workspace and their own degrees; I want them to build home-based enterprises and live in homes shared with good husbands and I don't want them to grew up into career-obsessed banshees who forgo home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting, manophonic [sic], hell-bent feminist she devils who shriek from the tops of a thousand tall buildings they are think they could have leaped over in a single bound -- had men not 'suppressing them.' It's just nuts. It always was."
Like Donald Trump, the man whose ascension to public office inspired Sykes to run, the Senate candidate was compelled to bring up and repeat unproven stats about Hillary Clinton in his Facebook rant.
"Millennial women voters despised Hillary (Clinton) and cost her the election (and they weren't Russians). I wonder why they despise her?" Sykes queried. "One reason is they look at her life's personal wreckage and didn't want to become like her."
While the candidate doesn't consider himself part of the alt-right movement, he is an admitted admirer of ousted White House adviser Steve Bannon, according to The Kansas City Star.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, the Time's Up initiative, and the latest Women's March, Sykes opted to double down on his misogyny.
"I support women's rights but not the kind that has oppressed natural womanhood for five long decades -- the kind of 'wrongheaded' women's rights that allows mean-spirited radical feminists to use political correctness and their little broom label of 'sexist' to define womanhood and women's rights for me, for my family, for you and your family, or for my country and the world," Sykes wrote before once again focusing on his shared obsession with his idol Trump. "But good news: They're finished. Ask Hillary."
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