Trump-Backed House Candidate Argued Against Women's Right To Vote

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A Michigan GOP legislature nominee supported by erstwhile President Donald Trump erstwhile said the state would beryllium amended if women could not govern oregon vote, and argued that patriarchy “is the champion exemplary for the continued occurrence of a society.”

John Gibbs made the sexist arguments online successful the aboriginal 2000s portion helium was a pupil astatine Stanford University, according to CNN’s KFile, which unearthed pages from his tract via net archive services.

Gibbs, who worked successful the Trump administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, won Michigan’s GOP primary against incumbent Rep. Peter Meijer, one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump implicit the Capitol riot. He faces Democrat Hillary Scholten successful the November election.

Gibbs founded what helium called a “think tank” named the Society for the Critique of Feminism, which was hosted connected his idiosyncratic leafage astatine Stanford successful 2000 and 2001. On that forum, helium argued that the state would beryllium amended disconnected if women could not ballot oregon govern, asserted that women are not arsenic susceptible arsenic men astatine reasoning logically “without relying upon affectional reasoning,” and contended it’s not a father’s “primary task” to rise children, “whereas it is the mother’s.”

“Some reason that successful a antiauthoritarian society, it is hypocritical oregon unjust for women, who are 50% of the population, not to person the vote,” Gibbs argued. “This is evidently not true, since the founding fathers, who understood liberty and ideology amended than anyone, did not judge so. In addition, each radical nether property 18 cannot vote, though they excessively comprise a important information of the population. So we cannot accidental that women should beryllium capable to ballot simply due to the fact that they are a ample portion of the population.”

At the extremity of that argument, helium wrote: “Thus, we reason that expanding the size and scope of authorities is unequivocally bad. And since women’s suffrage has caused this to hap connected a larger standard than immoderate different origin successful history, we reason that the United States has suffered arsenic a effect of women’s suffrage.”

John Gibbs, the GOP nominee successful  Michigan's 3rd Congressional District, worked successful  the Trump administration's Department of Housing and Urban Development.
John Gibbs, the GOP nominee successful Michigan's 3rd Congressional District, worked successful the Trump administration's Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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In another section, helium wrote that “The Bible intelligibly articulates the thought that women should not thatch oregon support positions of power.”

“Although the crushed is not expressly mentioned, it indispensable beryllium owed to the quality of women (i.e. their differing intelligence characteristics), since each different bid for surviving successful the Bible is based connected the information of man,” helium wrote. “In different words, due to the fact that women bash not posess the characteristics indispensable to govern, and since women person a much important task to do, which is to hole the adjacent generation, they are commanded not to rule.”

Another statement was titled: “Why is it that women should beryllium the ones to instrumentality attraction of the children?” It’s clear, helium wrote, that “the pistillate species, were the ones selected by quality to rear children.”

“Be aware, however, that we are not advocating that men person nary portion whatsoever successful raising their children,” helium wrote. “On the contrary we judge that fathers should beryllium an integral portion of the upbringing of their children. We simply judge that this is not the father’s superior task, whereas it is the mother’s.”

Gibbs didn't judge   each  the things helium  wrote and was really  conscionable  trying to "provoke the near  connected  campus," a spokesperson said.
Gibbs didn't judge each the things helium wrote and was really conscionable trying to "provoke the near connected campus," a spokesperson said.

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Anne Marie Schieber, a spokesperson for Gibbs’ campaign, told CNN that Gibbs didn’t really judge women shouldn’t beryllium allowed to ballot oregon work, and precocious the online arguments “to provoke the near connected field and gully attraction to the hypocrisy of immoderate modern-day feminists.”

CNN’s KFile reported past year connected Gibbs’ past of promoting baseless conspiracy theories, including 1 that suggested Democrats participated successful a satanic ritual.

On Gibbs’ run website, helium voices enactment for an array of textbook right-wing issues, including protecting Second Amendment rights, repealing termination rights and reforming elections based connected Trump’s lies astir the 2020 vote.

Gibbs besides echoes elements of the racist “great replacement” mentation successful his conception connected immigration, arguing that “immigration is present being weaponized arsenic a governmental instrumentality by the near successful bid to replenish their elector base.”

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