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Missouri candidate faces backlash for praising traditional gender roles and berating modern feminism

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GOP candidate Courtland Sykes is facing major backlash over his thoughts on women's rights. The Republican candidate set off a fury of anger when he shared his position on traditional family values and gender roles which was inevitably is the antithesis of what modern feminists advocate for today.

Sykes is hoping to unseat Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.

He took jabs at career-driven women who forgo family life for the sake of resisting the "patriarchy" that feminists believe prevents equality.

He also called feminists "she-devils" and shared he and his fiancee, conservative illustrator Chanel Rion, have a set of expectations for one another in their relationship.

“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 my daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives,” Sykes wrote of his fiancee before taking jabs at progressive feminists who have pushed anti-family agendas.

"Men and women are different and gender-bending word games by a goofy nest of drugstore academics aren’t going to change anything — except the fantasy life of those confused people in ivory towers.”

“I don’t want them [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," he continued.

Sykes then praised women like Kellyanne Conway and Ivanka Trump for maintaining their careers without sacrificing their home life.

“There are amazing women with amazing careers,” he continued. “You take Kellyanne Conway or Sarah Huckabee Sanders. These women absolutely should be celebrated.”

Many thought Sykes' post was a joke.

Is Sykes on to something here?

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