Why Rick Nolan and not Stewart Mills in the MN 8th District?
Stewart Mills’ social-media history should rule him out for office
By Jennifer Schultz AUGUST 2, 2016 — 6:03PM
“What do 500,000 battered women all have in common … ???”
That was the first part of an offensive joke told by Stewart Mills III on his Facebook page. It was unearthed more than a week ago, along with many other sexist and offensive posts he has made over the years.
When a friend pointed me to Mills’ posts, I became upset. It is deeply concerning that someone who is seeking to represent us in Congress — Mills is the Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District — would say things like this about women. These weren’t the musings of a high schooler or the “mistakes” of unenlightened youth. Mills was an adult and, according to him, had important responsibilities at his family’s company.
In another post (from just four years ago), Mills links to a tabloid article about the supposed health benefits of women performing oral sex. Purporting to prove that drinking ejaculate improves mood and has a calming effect, Mills later responded to someone unhappy with the article by commenting, “I spent a lot of money funding [this] research, please don’t try to debunk it or otherwise question our findings. We all want to make the world a better place, this is just the way I choose to contribute.”
So, Stewart, would you start a note to your grandmother with these words: “What do 500,000 battered women all have in common … ???”? A better “contribution” you can make is to put your political ambitions on hold while you spend time learning about the devastating effects of domestic abuse and gender inequality.
In the meantime, women throughout our state are waiting for an apology.
Stewart Mills, a stereotypical spoiled winner of the luck of birth lottery and a rotten prick of a bully.
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