Republican candidate Courtland Sykes if Missouri generated headlines this week when he clarified his stance on women's rights. The Senate-hopeful, who is looking to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), informed voters that he expects his fiancee to have dinner ready for him at 6 p.m. each evening, and furthermore, he will expect the same of his future daughters as well.
And feminists? They're a bunch of "she devils" with "snake-filled heads".
“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 my daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives,” he wrote of his fiancee, Chanel Rion, saying he wanted his world to be more Norman Rockwell — the painter known for his depictions of classic American life — than the feminist Gloria Steinem.
Sykes went on to criticize feminism as having a "crazed definition of modern womanhood":
“They made it up to suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads,” 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.”
And those future daughters who will have prompt, home cooked dinners ready for their men?
“I don’t want them [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,” he said.
Sykes' Facebook statement, which is included below in full, were part of a written response he provided to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last year for a feature story the paper wrote about him.
In that document Sykes “praises Breitbart News, derides ‘Big Media,’ belittles the Muslim faith and, in a jab at the nation’s education system, says Detroit ‘is crawling with uneducated people who can’t read a breakfast menu,’” the newspaper wrote.
“Big media has become too many dumb blonds,” he wrote according to the paper, “too many leg dangles, too many ‘tee-hee’s,’ too many hate-Trump stories, too much ‘fake news,’ too many left-biased reporters, too much mud-slinging — the credibility is shot to hell and with it big media.”