Rick Snyder — May 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The Snyder re-election campaign hands out campaign swag referring to his female supporters as “chicks”


A campaign from the 1970s???

This past week at the Mackinac Policy Conference, women with Governor Rick Snyder’s re-election campaign greeted folks with “Peeps” labeled “I’m a Rick Chick” and “One of the Gov’s PEEPS!”. They were also handing out “I’m a Rick Chick” stickers.

It’s been awhile since I’ve encountered the use of the demeaning and derogatory word “chicks” to describe women. Most people have come to realize how sexist and insulting it is.

When I was a grade schooler, my mom had this poster hanging on our living room wall:

The Snyder campaign is neither cute nor clever by doing this. The women who were involved should be ashamed and Rick Snyder himself should be ashamed. Anyone who thinks he’s not on board with the attacks on women of our state need look no further than this for evidence that our governor’s opinion about women is no more advanced than the chauvinist pigs my mother’s poster was calling out.

C’mon, governor. Join the rest of us in the 21st century. Evolve already.