The best feminist responses to Courtland Sykes's demands for a 'home cooked dinner'

Elise Solé
Courtland Sykes, a Republican running for Senator, is under fire for sexist remarks directed toward women. (Photo: Facebook/Courtland Sykes for Senate)

Courtland Sykes, a Republican hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, has sparked national outrage with remarks that feminists are “she devils,” women should be “traditional homemakers,” and his fiancée prepares a “home cooked dinner” each night.

According to the Washington Post, Sykes, who is from Missouri, made the comments in September as part of a statement he submitted to the St. Louis Dispatch.

In response to the question, “Do you favor women’s rights?” Sykes answered, “Well — Chanel, my fiancée, has given me orders to favor them, so I’d better. But Chanel knows that my obedience 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.”

He also said, “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.” Additionally, he railed against Hillary Clinton for her “personal life’s wreckage.”

Sykes added that he doesn’t want his daughters 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 who shriek from the tops of a thousand tall buildings …”

CBS News reported that Sykes sent the 11-page statement to the newspaper clarifying his positions after the former military man “struggled to answer questions about when the United States should exercise military force,” in an interview.

On Tuesday, Sykes posted the statement on his official page.

Of course, the “hell-bent feminists” came out in droves on Twitter.










Days earlier, Sykes posted split-screens of McCaskill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Clinton, comparing them to Disney villains. “Democrats dressing for the jobs they want,” he wrote.


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