A conservative US Senate candidate from Missouri has sparked outcry after he posted a statement to Facebook on Tuesday explaining his controversial views on “women’s rights.”
“I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six,” Courtland Sykes said of the demands he makes of his fiancé. “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.”
Sykes explained that “crazed” feminists push an agenda that they “made up to suit their own nasty snake-filled heads.”
The candidate explained what he expected of his daughters, saying he didn’t want them to grow up to be “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 top of a thousand tall buildings they are [SIC] think they could have leaped in a single bound — had men not been ‘suppressing them.’ It’s just nuts.”
Sykes insisted that he does support women’s rights “but not the kind that has suppressed natural womanhood for five long decades.”
“But good news,” he concluded. “They’re finished. Ask Hillary.”
“You, sir, are ridiculous,” the Women’s March of Missouri Facebook page commented on Mr Sykes’s post. “Go back to the stone age.”
The Independent UK reports:
Mr Sykes currently works as Managing Director of Talosorion, a company he described to local news station Fox 2 as “a consulting and education firm, frankly; specifically designed for military and special forces intelligence guys”.
He told the station the hopes to run his campaign in the model of Mr Trump, advocating for a border wall with Mexico and pushing his pro-gun, anti-abortion stances.
“We’re going to be wrecking shop, cleaning house, and reconstructing,” Mr Sykes said. “That’s our goal.”
Read his full statement below.