Did President-Elect Donald Trump’s newly-appointed senior White House adviser Steve Bannon really call liberal women a “bunch of dykes?” Oh yes, he most certainly did.
But the Executive Chair of Breitbart — the alt-right news site of choice for those seeking to bring bullying, racism, and misogyny in from the cold — feels no shame. Steve Bannon’s “bunch of dykes” remark wasn’t just something he muttered in an off-guard moment at an Men’s Rights Activists meet-up. He said it on the radio.
BuzzFeed caught this lovely snippet from a 2011 interview with Political Vindication Radio while promoting his movie, “Fire from the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative Woman.” While lauding the likes of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Ann Coulter, he declared:
‘These women cut to the heart of the progressive narrative.’
And then Steve Bannon went on to imply that feminist movement blew up in its founders’ faces because some women are still getting married to men and having children.
‘You know, that’s why there are the unintended consequences of the women’s liberation movement. That, in fact, the women that would lead this country would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children.’
Steve Bannon insists feminists are an over-educated “bunch of dykes” who hate fruitful Christian women and their sprawling broods. Never mind that Ann Coulter never got around to getting married or having children.
‘They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England. That drives the left insane and that’s why they hate these women.’
The “Seven Sisters” schools are an association of top historic women’s colleges (though Vassar now also accepts men). They are all located in the northeastern U.S.
Statements like these are alarming enough coming from someone who runs an influential right-wing blog. But as one of the president-elect’s top advisers, Steve Bannon and the rampant bigotry and hate he and his new boss have brought into the mainstream is terrifying.
As the Anti-Defamation League declared in a statement:
‘It is a sad day when the man who presided over the premier website of the “alt-right” — a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists — is slated to be a senior staff member in the “people’s house.”‘
Listen: Top Trump adviser Steve Bannon calls feminists ‘a bunch of dykes.’
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