Ted Turner: ‘Men Should Be Barred From Political Office’ for ‘100 Years’

Appearing at this past weekend’s International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit in New York City, CNN founder Ted Turner reiterated his belief that men should not be allowed to hold elected office for the next 100 years, in order to allow for more women in politics.

Moderator Sally Ranney lamented the fact that only 20 percent of parliamentarians around the world are women, and then turned the mic over to Turner to explain his theory on how to get that figure up:

“I came up with the idea at least 20 years ago that we needed more women in politics,” he explained. “I suggested that men be barred from political office. They could do everything else — be president of universities, business leaders — but they just couldn’t serve in any elected position for 100 years.”

The audience applauded as Turner continued: “I think we’d have a lot more emphasis on education and healthcare and a lot less on Army and the Navy and the Marine Corps. It would be a very positive step, but it hasn’t happened yet. But it still might.”

As NewsBusters noted, Turner also proposed the 100-year ban back in 2003 and 2006.

Watch the remarks below, via IWECI:

[h/t NewsBusters]

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