In news that should surprise absolutely no one, neo-Nazi and white supremacist Richard Spencer is also a misogynist who believes that women should not be allowed to vote. He was asked about this by Newsweek’s Michael Edison Hayden:
I spoke to Spencer this week, and in the context of a discussion about two documents that he admires, the American Naturalization Acts of 1790 and 1795, laws that once set out rules for the United States in limiting naturalization to only free white persons of good moral standing, I pointed out that the U.S. was a fundamentally different country at the turn of the 19th century. More specifically, I asked him if he wanted to return to a time in which women weren’t allowed to vote.“I’m not terribly excited about voting in general,” Spencer said. “I think that mass democracy is a bit of a joke to be honest.”
I pressed him on the question again.
“I don’t necessarily think that that’s a great thing,” Spencer said of women voting in U.S. elections.
This should shock no one. The ties between the “men’s rights” movement and white supremacy have been clear for a long time. David Futrelle recently said, correctly, that for many, men’s rights is the “gateway drug” to white supremacy. Like auto-immune disorders, bigotries tend to cluster together and appear in concert with one another. Spencer has also said that “women should never be allowed to make foreign policy.”