GOP nominee for Michigan Governor Tudor Dixon is forced to explain her definition of porn

‘Want me to send you some?’: Trump-backed nominee for Michigan Governor offers to send porn to reporter after describing it as ‘two naked people acting out a sexual act’ following question about her opposition to ‘pornographic texts’ being in schools

  • During a press conference on Tuesday, the Republican nominee for governor in Michigan offered to send some pornography to a reporter
  • The bizarre exchange came as gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon railed against ‘pornographic texts’ being taught in Michigan public schools
  • Dixon also called for the resignation of the state’s school’s superintendent over a series of controversial teaching videos
  • In the videos, teachers were advised that on occasion it was okay to keep a students’ sexual preference or gender identity a secret from their parents
  • Dixon also made reference to transgender students in women’s sports and gender-neutral bathrooms in schools
  • The part-time actress described children as being treated like ‘lab rats’ in schools
  • Dixon faces off against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November’s general election with the incumbent holding an 11 percent lead over the challenger  

Michigan GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon gave the media her definition of pornography during a bizarre press conference on Tuesday. 

Dixon, 45, went on to offer to send some examples of pornography to the reporter. 

Her remarks came amid a battle in Michigan over what texts are suitable for students in the state’s public schools. The press conference was held on the steps of the Michigan Department of Education headquarters in Lansing.

Dixon also said that she would be in favor of a statewide ban on books that were deemed to be pornographic. 

The Donald Trump-backed nominee was asked by a reporter: ‘Can you define what pornographic means for you in terms of books in K-12 schools?’

The part-time actor answered: ‘Do you need me to define pornographic?’ According to her IMDb page, Dixon has appeared in several horror movies such as Buddy BeBop vs the Living Dead and Inception of Chaos. 

She continued: ‘So, there’s two naked people and they are acting out a sexual act – multiple different sexual acts. Do you want me to send you some so you can see them?’

When the reporter said that she would okay with receiving some pornography from Dixon, the conservative said: ‘That would be fine.’ 

In the press conference, Tudor Dixon also said that she would be in favor of a statewide ban on books that were deemed to be pornographic

In the press conference, Tudor Dixon also said that she would be in favor of a statewide ban on books that were deemed to be pornographic

Dixon faces off against incumbent Governor Gretchen Whitmer in November, the Democratic candidate has a double-digit lead

Dixon faces off against incumbent Governor Gretchen Whitmer in November, the Democratic candidate has a double-digit lead

On top of that is the battle over teacher training videos in the state that suggest it is okay, in certain situations, for teachers to withhold information about a student’s sexual orientation or gender identity from parents, if the child’s safety is at risk. 

The pornography exchange began when Dixon said said that if she were to become the state’s governor, her administration would ‘ban school personnel from talking to young kids about sex and gender behind their parents’ backs.’

She went on to say that any teacher caught talking about sex or sexuality with a child without the parents knowledge would be ‘prosecuted just as they would currently if they did that at a bus stop.’

The overall message of Dixon’s press conference focused on ending ‘radical sex’ and ‘gender activism’ in Michigan schools. 

There were colorful signs held up by Dixon supporter that included slogans such as ‘Protect Girls Sports,’ ‘End Radical Sex & Gender Activism in Our Schools’ and ‘Get Schools Back to Basics.’ 

Dixon described schools as treating students like 'lab rats' in a 'social experiment'

Dixon described schools as treating students like ‘lab rats’ in a ‘social experiment’

The nominee did not specifically name the books that she wanted to but her administration would be looking to ‘make sure that we are not having children reading pornographic — or having a teacher read pornographic — material to a child in school.’

During the press conference, Dixon called for the state’s education superintendent Michael Rice to resign over the teacher training videos. She said: ‘I’m here first and foremost calling for the resignation of state superintendent Michael Rice.’

Even Gov. Whitmer has criticized the videos, saying that parents should be included in teacher’s decisions regarding their children. 

The video was titled: ‘Laying the Foundation: Understanding the Identities and Experiences of LGBTQ+ Students in Michigan.’ 

A spokesman for Rice said in response to Dixon that the superintendent has no plans to resign. 

The spokesperson said: ‘Dr. Rice stays committed to working with parents and educators across the state to protect the health, well-being and education of all Michigan students.’ 

Previously, Dixon has been open in her objection to the book All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto, an autobiographical graphic novel aimed at young adults. 

It deals with author’s journey growing up as a queer Black man in New Jersey and Virginia. 

Previously, Dixon has been open in her objection to the book All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto, an autobiographical graphic novel aimed at young adults

Previously, Dixon has been open in her objection to the book All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto, an autobiographical graphic novel aimed at young adults

Recently, Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis made national headlines over his book banning policies in schools

Recently, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis made national headlines over his book banning policies in schools

Recently, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis made national headlines over his book banning policies in schools, a move that was described as ‘deeply undemocratic,’ by free speech activist group Pen America. 

Dixon explained her policies saying: ‘This is about protecting children, protecting parents rights, and getting our schools back to the basics of teaching kids how to read, write, and do math.’

She also said: ‘Our schools are not doing nearly a good enough job of preparing students to go to college or enter the workforce.’

Dixon described schools as treating students like ‘lab rats’ in a ‘social experiment.’ There were also references in the press conference to transgender students in women’s sports and gender-neutral bathrooms. 

In Michigan, the state superintendent does not answer to the governor but rathe to the Board of Education, a panel that are nominated by the state’s parties and elected in a general statewide election. 

Dixon has pledged, if elected, to change state law to ensure that the superintendent does answer to the governor.  

The overall message of Dixon's press conference focused on ending 'radical sex' and 'gender activism' in Michigan schools

The overall message of Dixon’s press conference focused on ending ‘radical sex’ and ‘gender activism’ in Michigan schools

On November 8, Dixon will square off against incumbent Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 

Most recent polls show that Whitmer has a double-digit lead over Dixon in the state. The Republican polls strongest among men in the state.  

Democrats already are focusing on abortion rights in the race between Whitmer and Dixon, who opposes abortion in all circumstances except to protect the life of the mother. 

The Democratic Governors Association has repeatedly hit Dixon in advertising, calling her position ‘too radical’ for Michigan.

Dixon appears to be trying to swing the debate elsewhere. 

In a tweet earlier this month following the Michigan Supreme Court decision, she said voters ‘can vote for Gretchen Whitmer’s abortion agenda & still vote against her.’ 

She then turned to other issues, including crime.

‘Gretchen, time to stop hiding behind your BS ads,’ Dixon said. ‘I’m here to clean up your mess, turn our schools around, stop your crime wave, fix the roads, & bring back the jobs you cost us.’

Democratic-aligned groups, meanwhile, are buoyant that the measure will be on the ballot and plan to be out out in full force to get out the vote. 

A group that led the petition effort, Reproductive Freedom for All, said supporters are out organizing statewide.

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