Fun Fact: Mother of Misogynist Footballer Harrison Butker Is a Medical Physicist

Another baby step toward Gilead

Elizabeth Butker and Harrison Butker
Elizabeth Butker and Harrison Butker

The Handmaid’s Tale-style campaign to push American women out of the public sphere comes from every direction. It recently erupted during a commencement speech at a college in Kansas. The misogynist propagandist was Harrison Butker, a professional football player.

Here’s what Butker said in his commencement address to Benedictine College in Kansas:

The 28-year-old kicker came under fire recently for telling female graduates at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, that they “have had the most diabolical lies told to you.”

He continued: “How many of you are sitting here now, about to cross this stage and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career?” he asked.

“Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.”

So Harrison Butker must owe his success to his stay-at-home mother, who was known for her quiet devotion to her family and a contented life having babies and preparing meals, right?