I’ve had people tell me that using the phrase “war on women” is an exaggeration. After all, they argue, women aren’t in any sort of physical danger. Yes, politicians may be trying to force them into a role — the mother, the wife, the stay at home caregiver — that they may not entirely want, but no one is trying to literally hurt them.
Meet Wisconsin Rep. Don Pridemore. He’s best known for his avid support of Wisconsin’s puppy mills, but he is the co-sponsor of the bill that declares single mothers are a cause of child abuse. Pridemore apparently is positioning himself as an expert on abuse, since he also has some very helpful advice for women who are victims of domestic violence.
Don’t leave him, just try to remember what you loved about him in the first place.
“Representative Don Pridemore, told TODAY’S TMJ4 he thinks even in abusive relationships, there are other options than divorce. ‘If they can refind those reasons and get back to why they got married in the first place it might help,’ said Representative Don Pridemore.”
And without even a trace of irony, he also claims that the reason women can’t single parent — one of the reasons he supports the bill — is because children will “go astray” since the father is usually the “disciplinarian.”
So to clarify, single parent homes run by mothers cause child abuse, but if there is spousal abuse in a two parent home the wife should stay with her husband, especially since he is needed because he is obviously the disciplinarian.
Let him beat you, let him beat your children, whatever it goes on in a house is just fine as long as you stay married.
Yes, there really is a war on women.
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