MS Tea Party Leader: Women Shouldn’t Vote

Vox Day and Jesse Lee Patterson have company. A new voice has come out in favor of denying women the right to vote because they’re just too emotional and mean — and it’s a woman. Janis Lane, president of the Central Mississippi Tea Party, said so in an interview with the Jackson Free Press:

But do you think there are too many male politicians telling women what to do with their bodies?…

Lane: I’m really going to set you back here. Probably the biggest turn we ever made was when the women got the right to vote.

What do you mean?

Lane: Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men. The whole time I worked, I’d much rather have a male boss than a female boss. Double-minded, you never can trust them.

Because women have the right to vote, I am active, because I want to make sure there is some sanity for women in the political world. It is up to the Christian rednecks and patriots to stand up for our country.

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  • iknklast

    Sadly, my mother would have agreed with her.

  • daenyx

    Excuse me, I’m going to take my mean, hateful, untrustworthy self outside and barf.

  • StevoR

    Sounds much like that right wing “darling” Anne Coulter – didn’t she say something very similar once or twice before?

    There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women.

    Really? Nothing?

    How about a pack of rabid wolverines attacking you?

    Living as a left handed lesbian in a wheelchair in Saudi Arabia or Syria or Taliban ruled Afghanistan?

    Being skinned alive then dumped still conscious in a barrel full of salt and vinegar?

    Or being tortured slowly to death?

    Conditions on Venus or Pluto or Kepler 10b?

  • some bastard on the net

    I do not see that in men.

    She doesn’t get out much, does she?

  • Christian rednecks… she said it

  • There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men. The whole time I worked, I’d much rather have a male boss than a female boss. Double-minded, you never can trust them.

    When you see someone refer to a “chill girl,” this is the type of person they’re talking about. Or just a plain ol’ anti-feminist.

  • No Light

    Is the US trolling the rest of us?

    Please be trolling. I hate the thought of backward, Dominionist “redneck patriots” being in charge of the Big Red Button.

    How can she not see the fucking irony and hypocrisy in what she’s spewing?

  • greg1466

    Okay, so since we can’t trust women, and she’s a woman…just sayin’.

  • And here’s the rest of the sentence: “Christian rednecks … who cling to guns and religion.”

  • StevoR

    There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women.

    – Janis Lane, president of the Central Mississippi Tea Party

    Again, really?

    How very lacking in imagination HJanis Lane clearly must be. Obviously she reads and writes no horror stories and doesn’t follow the international news.

    Oh & if I’ve been too overly imaginative and put too exceptionally gruesome “Worse!” ideas and images in people’s heads here in my earlier comment then my apologies and please feel free to edit accordingly.

  • mjmiller

    Now see? I thought there was nothing worse than going to the post office and standing in line to buy stamps (at least according to that commercial)!

  • I love it! Tell America what you think Janis. That’s gonna go over REAL good.

    THIS is why free speech is so important. Her right to free speech is the very thing that will relegate her to the dust-bin of history… Very recent history…

  • Hello, are you Janis Lane?


    In a recent interview, you said that women were mean and hateful and could diabolically skewer a person, and that you didn’t think that applied to men. Is that correct?


    Are you sure? You don’t think men can be small-minded, hateful, vengeful, bigoted, backstabbing psychopaths?

    Women are those. I don’t know men to be like that.

    Well, let me fix that for you. Dear, Mrs Lane, I would like you to meet a very good frenemy of mine. Janis Lane, the Internet. The internet, Janis Lane. Enjoy.

  • Abby Normal

    So I can’t trust women and we’d be better off as a nation if we took away their voice. Yet it’s her voice telling me this. However shall I resolve this paradox? I guess I’ll have to take her advice and start by applying it to her. Now her voice is merely a faint buzzing. So I have no more reason to mistrust women. Yes, I think that works out rather satisfactorily.

  • busterggi

    Since she is a woman I will take her advice and ignore her as unworthy of being listened to.

  • My maternal grandmother never learned to drive a car. She didn’t have a need to, my grandfather or mother would take her where she needed to go and once she got into her 70s and 80s she figured she was too old to drive anyway. Despite this oddity, my grandmother voted whenever she could. Her husband, an old fashioned man born in 1912, encouraged her to vote and brought her to the voting site closest to their current farm every year. And to top it all off, they were Republicans.

    And then there are people like this woman who think that anyone who isn’t a cis, white man and has a loud voice is a terrible person and thus shouldn’t have a political voice.

    As my grandmother would say, “It’s disgraceful.”

  • baal

    I’m a men (more than one of me in here) and wouldn’t want Lane working for me. I suspect that Lane’s skewed view of women/men would not be good for team morale.

  • abear

    If I recall my men’s studies course correctly she may be referring to the phenomena known as Schrodinger’s Scold.

  • eric

    Mississippi TEA partier wants taxation without representation. I am amused.

    Not particularly worried or upset – its not like MS’ electoral votes were up in the air anyway.

  • hexidecima

    “Double-minded, you never can trust them.”

    good to know we can’t trust Janis Lane, twit extraordinaire.

  • To be fair, she might be president, but she took the position in a coup.

  • davidhart

    Would that be a coup of tea, Modusoperandi?

    Ba-doum kshh.

  • Sastra

    Lane: “I’m really going to set you back here.”

    Well, can’t say we weren’t warned. Not sure exactly what century she meant, though.

  • There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men.

    No, men have a history of literally skewering people.

  • cry4turtles

    She should publicly forfeit her right to vote, you know, walk your talk. It would be a great relief to me.

  • tfkreference

    Usually, reclaiming a derogatory term is an effective strategy (probably the only thing that Obama did right in the first debate was to say that he likes the term Obamacare–Romney was visibly uncomfortable using it later, when it was no longer an insult). However, trying to reclaim redneck by relating it to an ignorant screed only reinforces its derogatory meaning.

  • Moggie

    It’s like Epimenides with a vagina.

  • thephilosophicalprimate

    The Tea Party faithful really are the gift that keeps on giving. They never just insert foot in mouth, they shove the whole leg right in there and keep on chewing. I’m reminded of the genius who not only re-posted an Onion story about Obama’s illegitimate love-child to the Massachusetts Tea Party page as serious news, but actually linked directly to the Snopes page pointing out that the story was just a joke.

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  • Aliasalpha

    As someone not familiar with American state abbreviations, I’m glad to see that Microsoft have not started their own tea party branch!

    Hmm then again they could have a market for a nut job edition of Office to help lunatics write their screeds, Microsoft Bigot. It could feature the return of the paperclip “It looks like you’re trying to oppress minorities, would you like some help?”, the Bigot edition of access could make Obama the primary key in every database about conspiracies, Bigot Excel could be made to take any result that ends up negative and replace the number with the text “Because of the gay!”. Not sure what bigot powerpoint could do, force background images of crucifixes that makes it all but impossible to read the text? Replace every second dot point with “that makes the baby jesus cry”?

  • comfychair

    Being a Mississippi resident I can tell you that even if one were to accept her assertion that this good thing is actually the worst thing in the world, there are many things here that are worse. Fire ants. Fire ants are worse. And red wasps. Kudzu. Also, pecan trees that somehow ended up growing far far too close to the house and all night long in the fall when the pecans are ripe the tree’s filled with alternating roving bands of raccoons and flying squirrels taking turns stuffing their fat little furry faces and making my indoor cats crazy.

    But since women are apparently so awful, and I mean, surely, the inherent flaws of the females of the species extend beyond just what they do in the voting booth. I wonder if Miss Tea Party 2012 would like to offer up a solution to deal with the problem? A final solution, perhaps? You know, for the good of society or something?