Stephen Moore, a Trump campaign advisor and one of the president’s top picks to run the Federal Reserve Board is facing pushback — not only for his remarkable lack of qualifications, but also his disturbing and oft-repeated misogynistic comments about women, particularly in sports.
As a columnist for the National Review, Moore regularly lamented the presence of women at men’s sporting events, describing the sight of women refereeing men’s college basketball games as an “obscenity.” Women, he argued, should be banned from refereeing, announcing, or even selling beer at men’s college basketball games. Even the sight of women playing pickup basketball with men, he wrote in another article, was a “travesty.”
“There is, of course, an exception to this rule. Women are permitted to participate, if and only if, they look like Bonnie Bernstein. The fact that Bonnie knows nothing about basketball is entirely irrelevant,” wrote Moore about the CBS sideline reporter, adding that the network should mandate that Bernstein “wear a halter top.”
Moore has also argued that women athletes such as tennis star Venus Williams should be paid less than men since women would fare worse if forced to compete in men’s competitions. In another article, Moore attacked his wife — and her gender in general — because she chose to vote Democratic.
“Women are sooo malleable!” he wrote. “No wonder there’s a gender gap.”