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Sandoval cancels Washoe speech

Gov. Brian Sandoval has canceled a fundraising appearance for Washoe County Republicans after the party chairman and other leaders suggested women in the workplace have contributed to social ills.

The Las Vegas Sun on Monday reported the Republican governor has backed out of the Nov. 18 fundraiser.

During a radio show last week, Washoe GOP chairman Tom Taber and vice chairman Tom Dickman led a discussion with conservatives Len Semas, Sean Barnhill and Kelly Rush about women in the workplace.

The panel talked about the biological role of women as bearers and nurturers of children.

“I’m of the opinion that many of — and I need to be careful how I phrase this — there are a lot of social conditions, a lot of social changes, that have occurred in the last 50 years and they parallel women leaving their home occupations as mothers and homemakers and entering the work wwforce,” Semas said.

“While I don’t deny anybody’s rights to pursue their dreams regardless of their sex . the reality is there is a special role that women take on, biologically, as the bearers of children and the nurturers of children. I don’t know that we haven’t created problems in society by ignoring that important role.”

He referenced Attention Deficit Disorder “and various learning disabilities, hyperactive kids, kids building bombs in their garage,” as possible consequences.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun,

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