Vern stated it greatest.
A newspaper clipping from 1963 has unearthed an unlikely hero of 2020: Vern Hause. The man was the one interviewee to answer the question “Would a girl be president?” within the affirmative.
Hause’s answer gave it to ’em straight.
“She could not do any worse than some we have had,” the Stevens Point, Wisconsin, resident instructed the Minneapolis Tribune.
The clipping has since gone viral, with the original tweet from Nate Pentz scooping up greater than 20,000 likes by Thursday morning. Stars together with Sarah Silverman shared their love for Hause and his blunt feminism.
“People who assume we’ve not made any progress in the direction of higher justice and equality over the previous half century… ought to actually study one thing about what the world appeared like half a century in the past,” @Yascha_Mounk wrote.
“And the sample of individuals preventing progress to keep w the consolation of the world as they understand it,” Silverman responded.
Other solutions show simply how forward of his time Hause was. All the opposite folks interviewed — women and men — answered no.
“No. Today their thoughts is a technique and the following day, it adjustments,” stated Frank Kampa.
“No. I haven’t got that a lot religion in ladies to allow them to run the nation,” Tom Romanowski replied.
“No. A lady is simply too seemingly to give in. They won’t stand their floor when they need to,” answered Mrs. Tom Romanowski, no first title given.
Social media was shocked by the solutions, however intrigued by the person whose title began trending on the platform due to his answer.
“I need to know extra about Vern,” wrote @29Sinclair. “As a younger lady in 1963, I do not understand how I might have responded. By mid Nineteen Seventies nonetheless, I had developed into somebody who was pushing for alternatives for girls & minorities at each alternative. I used to be warned too aggressive, however I endured.”
“Vern Hause died in 1975. And just because he selected not to voice the misogyny that was socially anticipated of him when requested a few lady president in 1963, 5 folks have left [virtual] flowers on his digital grave at present — 45 years after his demise,” tweeted @ashtonpittman with a hyperlink to Hause’s gravesite.