In 2009, Admitted "Racist" Derbyshire Argued Women Shouldn't Vote: 'Women Voting Is Bad For Conservatism'Quicklink submitted By Amanda Lang Permalink
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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DERBYSHIRE: Among the hopes that I do not realistically nurse is the hope that female suffrage will be repealed.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?