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Wow, This Missouri Senate Candidate Has Some Truly Terrible Things to Say About Women

You might not have heard of Courtland Sykes. No, despite his name, he’s not a Harry Potter villain. But, you’ll probably not like him very much after you hear some of what he’s had to say about women and feminists.

Sykes’ official Senate run page has no shortage of anti-feminist memes, including one image comparing popular women in the Democratic party to female Disney villains, like Ursula and Maleficent. (Does he know that female Disney villains are fucking awesome?)

After receiving plenty of pushback for his low-pixel meme game, Sykes decided to make his stance on women and feminism super clear by issuing a statement on his page. The statement is actually a transcript from an interview that an actual human male gave in September 2017.

Sykes said that he doesn’t “buy into radical feminism’s crazed definition of modern womanhood.”

“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,” Sykes said.

He also warned about young women becoming “career obsessed banshees” and “nail-biting manphobic hell-bent” feminists. He also says that he supports women’s rights (lol!) as long it’s not “the kind that has oppressed natural womanhood for five long decades.”

Sykes is looking to replace democratic senator Claire McCaskill one of the women depicted in the Disney meme. While bashing women doesn’t seem to be a way to get the women’s vote, we know that 52% of white women voted for Trump and 63% of white women in Alabama voted for Roy Moore. So, maybe black women will have to save another damn state from voting for a cartoon villain.


Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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