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Women Should Not Have the Right to Vote

Women Should Not Have the Right to Vote

That’s what conservative writer John Derbyshire told radio host Alan Colmes yesterday during an on air interview. Derbyshire is a columnist for the National Review and just published a book titled We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative  Pessimism which, as reported by ThinkProgress, contains a section called “The Case Against Female Suffrage.”

Alan Colmes tweeted about his interview with Derbyshire Tuesday night (of course I had a comment or two) in which Derbyshire claimed that the country was better off when women didn’t have the vote and that women “lean far to the left” as voters.

From ThinkProgress where you can also listen to the interview:

DERBYSHIRE: Among the hopes that I do not realistically nurse is the hope that female suffrage will be repealed.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? John Derbyshire making the statement, we would be a better country if women did not vote.

DERBYSHIRE: Yeah, probably.

Clearly, the reason Derbyshire doesnt think women should have the right to vote is because its bad for conservatives.

Hilariously, Derbyshire is also famous for writing that Jennifer Aniston was too old to pose topless in GQ at 36 (scroll down to the “Jennifer’s bristols” section).
Mr. Derbyshire is an expert on the female form AND the female mind!

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2:28AM PST on Nov 20, 2010

This is for Arry B.!
Well Mr Arry, you did not give one single evidence of your ancient way of thinking. You have no clue how this world is working, and thanks for people like you we see that there are still closed minded persons with no education in there mind, can't see further than there own country.
Thanks for you comment man.
Woman, don't be angry, people like him show us that we can't give up and keep on fighting. Peace

1:24AM PST on Nov 9, 2010

Seriously what do women know about politics? I've never met a bird who knows the first thing about it. I've met a few who've been good round the house and plenty that can ruin you in the bedroom, but politics? Nope. Stay away girls. Everyone has limits.

1:44PM PST on Nov 27, 2009

Metta H, you took the words right out of my mouth! My sentiments exactly! But if the time machine idea fails, at least he should be given a sex change operation and some hormone pills.

3:08AM PST on Nov 20, 2009

I think I'll vote for him to keep his vote as, the right for all to vote is important. However, what a lovely world it would be if all voted how I wanted. (ha ha).

looking at the poll Mr Derbyshire would have lost his right to vote. Isn't there a term for banning certain groups of the general public from voting?

I'm wondering if what was said has been taken out of context? Lets hope so.

12:32PM PST on Nov 4, 2009

Nuts, guy is totally nuts.

1:36AM PST on Nov 4, 2009

i'm totally shocked that a person this stupid is working for a newspaper. Can't believe it sorry, this is just ridiculous!!!!!!!!

5:37AM PST on Nov 3, 2009

I am a Conservative but this guy is nuts! I never heard of him, but I now live in Austria, so I haven't heard of a lot of the new people since I left twenty years ago. Man, I may be radical against muslims and the Demon party, but never against women! What would this world be like without the common sense and stability of women? Yea, I know, some of them, like Pelosi, who make you see that God can make mistakes, or maybe it is her genetics, but she is an exception. I would much rather take the advice of a trusted female friend than one of my crazy male buddies. Except for fighting in a battle, I prefer women as companions. That does not mean woman cannot fight in a battlefield situation, I have seen many that were better than the males, and braver! I don't want them in battle because I love and want to protect them too much.

Yea, Dingleberry, oops, Derbyshire must have some real problems! Giv'em Hell, Women!

4:32PM PDT on Oct 20, 2009

Mr. Derbyshire--maybe YOU shouldn't have the right to vote, since you seem to be out of sync with over 50% of American voters, not to mention the men who vote against you.

9:52PM PDT on Oct 6, 2009

any man who thinks he is an expert on the human Female is unbelieveablely stupid!!or he bumpted his head very hard

10:13PM PDT on Oct 5, 2009

Mr. Derbyshire is an expert on mysogynist stupidity. And probably a warmonger. Women tend to prefer peace more than men (no offense to the men who also want peace--we need you), so yes, let's by all means take away women's rights so we can have more really fun bloody wars, and since we're not smart enough to vote, our tears over the dead and injured will prove that we are unfit to vote. Who is this guy and why is he given the time of day? I could go on all day. This issue was resolved properly decades ago. Maybe someone could put him in a time machine and send him back to the stone age. We do not need him here.

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