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“What is the case against female suffrage?” Colmes asked. “The conservative case against it is that women lean hard to the left,” Derbyshire responded nonsensically. “They want someone to nurture, they want someone to help raise their kids, and if men aren’t inclined to do it — and in the present days, they’re not much — then they’d like the state to do it for them.”

Colmes then pressed Derbyshire on whether women should have the right to vote. “Ah…” Derbyshire sighed, attempting to dodge the question initially. “I’m not putting forward a political program here,” he said. But then Derbyshire slowly began to open up:

DERBYSHIRE: Among the hopes that I do not realistically nurse is the hope that female suffrage will be repealed.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.

John Derbyshire, Alan Colmes Radio Show 71 Comments [10/16/2009 5:27:25 PM]
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"Come clean here [laughing]."

Not everyone is batshit crazy like you are.


10/16/2009 5:29:45 PM


Come to where I live and say it to my face that my sufferage rights should be repealed and see what happens.

Do it! Do it big man! I dare you!

On a second note: big props to Alan Colmes on getting this guy to admit to anti-women's sufferage view.

10/16/2009 5:33:22 PM

Well of course women should be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen, and god forbid that they have a voice that can conflict with their husbands, right?
STFU, you misogynist pig.

10/16/2009 5:33:29 PM


A quick google search shows him to be married with two children.

I feel sorry for his wife. She's probably from a fundy family, and has been brain washed to be subordinate to her husband :(

10/16/2009 5:38:41 PM


Fuck you.

10/16/2009 5:40:11 PM

Vegetable Rights Activist

I actually respect Alan Colmes, and even more so now.

Derbyshire is a jackass. This is fact.

10/16/2009 6:01:14 PM

Old Viking

I don't know who Derbyshire is, but he's a marked man.

10/16/2009 6:10:54 PM


Alan Colmes is awesome.

10/16/2009 6:13:31 PM


If you need any more proof that this man's thesis is incorrect, just remember who the first president elected after women got the right to vote in the US was: Warren Harding.

10/16/2009 6:19:08 PM


Still missing the 19th century aren't ya Derbyshire.

10/16/2009 6:23:22 PM


Hooray for non sequiturs! We libs think women should have the right to vote not because they vote for us, but because democracy means letting people vote. If their vote only counts when it's for you, how can they be said to be expressing their opinions at all?

This reminds me, Ann Coulter said practically the same thing, but with extra hypocrisy.

10/16/2009 6:24:00 PM

Burning Stake

I'm a woman. I vote that you are a moron who has never actually met a woman before.

And his argument is: because women lean Left, we should take away their right to vote? Well then, should we take away right to vote based on IQ points and level of education? That would also be biased, but at least have some base in the phrase "good for the country."

A quick google search shows him to be married with two children."

Thank you for that information!

And I aplogize for not making this earlier point clear, and making it possibly look like I was attacking you; my intention was quite the opposite sir/madame, to instead expand upon your point (which is why I didn't use the requisite "@" sign).:

Damnit. Well, I hope Derbyshire's kids are smarter than him and become/are gay athiest Wicans.

And any man who is that insecure about women and their views has a .5 inch penis. Immature comment, but I would not be surprised if true.

10/16/2009 6:28:50 PM


What a weapons grade bell-end! He does not want anyone to have the right to vote if they might possibly vote differently to him. Bring in the one party state - they are always the most admirable forms of government aren't they?

10/16/2009 6:28:53 PM


I hope you don´t mind if we compare you to muslim fundamentalists then


10/16/2009 6:29:18 PM


"If you need any more proof that this man's thesis is incorrect, just remember who the first president elected after women got the right to vote in the US was: Warren Harding."

Not sure if you were being sarcastic or not (you probably were), but Warren Harding was one of the worst presidents ever.

10/16/2009 6:36:51 PM


No, Mr. Derbyshire, we would be a better country of people like you didn't vote.

10/16/2009 6:37:06 PM


In this day and age, how is this even possible? I just read on Pharyngula about the justice of the peace who doesn't want to marry interracial couples, and no there's this guy who doesn't want women to vote. Did we just import a fresh batch of Victorian era bigots?

I mean, yeah, I'm a realist and I know that these people exist. But what totally baffles me is that people who are public figures with a reputation to protect would seriously say things like this publicly. They must be complete morons totally out of touch with the world if they thought statements like this or the statement about interracial marriage would actually go over well.

10/16/2009 6:43:04 PM


This is one of those situations that makes me go, well, men have been in charge since the beginning of time and you see what we have, now...maybe it's time for a change.

10/16/2009 6:45:41 PM


It's horrifying that people like him, who'd just casually throw out other people's rights as human beings, exist. (For being Republicans, no less! If all Republicans are like you, then is it any wonder that women don't vote for them!) I'm glad that he's not in charge.

And he's married? Who'd marry him? Poor her.

10/16/2009 6:50:26 PM


“The conservative case against it is that women lean hard to the left,”

Even if this were true...so what? You're saying that women should be disenfranchised because of their supposed tendency to vote in opposition to your own political beliefs?

I don't like your politics, Derbyshire. Does that mean that I would be justified in agitating to have your voting rights repealed?

Is this your idea of democracy?

10/16/2009 6:52:32 PM

Tolpuddle Martyr

Women...always...lean to the..left?

What - like these women?

Condi Rice, former US Secretary of State

Margaret Thatcher, former Conservative Prime Minister of Great Britain. Brought in sweeping market deregulation.

Mary Whitehouse, notorious Christian fundamentalist and founder of "Clean Up TV" campaigns in the 1960's-70's. Loathed Dr Who.

Pauline Hanson, Nationalist former Australian MP who warned that Australia would be "swamped" by Asians and didn't know what "xenophobic" meant.

Sarah Palin, 'nuff said!

All women are red - blooded socialist tree hugging lefty pinko's, you were saying?

10/16/2009 7:12:21 PM


Boy, Derbyshire better hope my fiancee doesn't find him. She would cut off his nuts and force feed them to him. About that women vote hard to the left, let's see here:

2008 Presidential Elections women voted for Obama with 56%
2004 Presidential Elections women voted for Kerry with 51%
2000 Presidential Elections women voted for Gore with 55%.

That is moderately to the left, if you want hard left then I think it should be sixty plus percent.

Also us liberals don't want women voting so they vote for us, they can vote for whoever they want cause that's democracy!

10/16/2009 7:39:05 PM


10/16/2009 7:45:47 PM

Darwin's Lil' Girl

Well, guess what - you're ninety years too late, ass.

10/16/2009 8:01:17 PM


The conservative case against it is that women lean hard to the left

Then there is no case against it. It's just a bunch of political ideologues trying to game the system so that they can hang on to power, and skewing the numbers so they can claim a majority they don't have. It's SOP for the conservatives, they can't beat their political opposition on the issues so they have to disenfranchise the oppositions voting base

10/16/2009 8:23:51 PM

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