In 2009, Admitted "Racist" Derbyshire Argued Women Shouldn't Vote: 'Women Voting Is Bad For Conservatism'

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Well, 'Conservatism' is definitely bad for women. The National Review's John Derbyshire isn't just an avowed racist and a homophobe. He's also a misogynist. In 2009, he authored a book that contained a chapter titled 'The Case Against Women's Suffrage.' In it, he argued the country would be better off if women didn't have the right to vote. He discussed his views in a Sept. 2009 interview with Alan Colmes: DERBYSHIRE: Among the hopes that I do not realistically nurse is the hope that female suffrage will be repealed. But I'll say this -- if it were to be, I wouldn't lose a minute's sleep. COLMES: We'd be a better country if women didn't vote? DERBYSHIRE: Probably. Don't you think so? COLMES: No, I do not think so whatsoever. DERBYSHIRE: Come on Alan. Come clean here [laughing]. COLMES: We would be a better country?

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