At a “women’s leadership” conference hosted hosted by the conservative organization Turning Point USA, Kyle Rittenhouse was promoted as an ideal catch for women who are looking for a husband.
According to Newsweek, although the conference was billed as promoting women’s leadership, “much of the advice seemed geared towards encouraging the attendees—who were all of high school or college age—to find a husband to look after them and focus on having babies and becoming homemakers.”
Rittenhouse, who now 19, first made headlines when he shot three people, killing two of them, during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin in the wake of the police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed from the waist down.
Rittenhouse was subsequently charged with two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide, but claimed he had acted in self-defense. He was unanimously found not guilty by a jury at his trial in November 2021.