John Gibbs argued against women’s suffrage, work on the university’s anti-feminist site

Washington − John Gibbs, the GOP candidate running for the US House of Representatives in western Michigan’s 3rd district, created a website at the university arguing that women should not vote or work outside of home.

Gibbs, 43, started a “think tank” called the Society for the Critique of Feminism, hosted on her personal website in 2000 and 2001 while attending Stanford University. CNN first reported Wednesday.

On the archived siteGibbs argued that women’s suffrage contributed to bigger government and higher spending.

“Increasing the size and scope of government is unequivocally bad,” he wrote. “And since women’s suffrage has caused this to happen on a larger scale than any other cause in history, we conclude that America has suffered as a result of women’s suffrage.”

Gibbs is a former Trump administration official who worked at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and is endorsed by the former president. He also worked as a Christian missionary in Japan and as a software engineer at Silicon Valley companies, including Apple Inc. He studied computer science at Stanford.

He ousted incumbent US Rep. Peter Meijer, a Grand Rapids borough Republican, in the August Republican primary. He faces Democrat Hillary Scholten, a former Obama administration Justice Department attorney, in a closely watched general election matchup in November.