Lawmaker Suggests Beaten Ladies Remember the Good Times

A thoughtful, sensitive male Wisconsin legislator has proclaimed that he is against divorce under all circumstances — even spousal abuse. And he's got a message to all those ladies out there getting the shit beaten out of them by their husbands: remember the good times, back before things took an abusive turn, and maybe you'll fall in love again. There, isn't that better? Now, chin up, and go back out into that awful marriage of yours like a champ.

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The obtuse anti divorce champion is Republican Don Pridemore. And this isn't the first time the Heartless Cheesehead has acted in a manner most unbecoming.

Remember earlier this month when another Wisconsin lawmaker thoughtfully suggested that maybe single parenthood should be considered a factor that may be indicative of child abuse? Pridemore was a co-sponsor of the bill that would've made it a crime for a person to dare try to raise a child on their own outside of the pillowy soft Magic Zone of marriage. But what about women who are being abused by their husbands? Shouldn't they have the option to extract themselves from an unhealthy situation? Nope, says Pridemore. And he's got some expert abused spouse marital advice as well: "If they can refind those reasons and get back to why they got married in the first place it might help."

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So, the solution to divorce and spousal abuse is just remembering why you love your abuser? Did he learn about love, relationships, and psychology from tragic early country songs?

In addition to being a ladyhating idiot, Pridemore ignores the fact that men can be victims of physical or emotional abuse as well — and the fact that a poor quality marriage can be a contributing factor to child abuse. Let's get those bitches married, the way God intended! Come hell or high water or emergency room visits or a life lived in a state of utter terror!

Meanwhile Glenn Grothman, the "single parenthood is child abuse" bill's awful asshat of an author, has not only doubled down on the legislation, but he's attempted to out-cock himself by singling women out as the culprits of this non-plural parenthood pandemic. It's the women, you see, who have chosen to raise children by themselves over the course of the last 30 years. And that needs to change right now, by criminalizing single motherhood and legally bullying them into loveless and harmful marriages (and, oddly, penalizing people who dare get married to someone who is fated to die tragically at a young age, leaving them to raise the child or children by themselves).

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On behalf of current and former residents of America's Dairyland, I implore State Senators Grothman and Pridemore to stop embarrassing themselves and all Wisconsinites with their nakedly misogynist antics. Statements like these from people who are supposed to be promoting public interest make Bucky Badger cry

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onthecornerofparkerandwoolf
onthecornerofparkerandwoolf

Fun fact about Glenn Grothman: he believes that there is currently a "war on men" being waged by women. He worries that if women have the ability to sue their employers for wage discrimination, employers will start hiring less men and more women, leading to higher unemployment for men, and thus *forcing* more women into the workforce who would rather stay home, because their husbands can't find work. Senator Grothman also thinks that women who are single mothers *made the choice to be single mothers so they can go on public assistance* but [the single mothers] won't admit that in public, because it's an unpopular course of action. He believes that if we just EDUCATED these women a bit more, so that they understand that being a single mother leads to child abuse, and take away the *financial incentives* to be single mothers, we could solve this problem. Also, single motherhood is encouraged by Democrats because the mothers will rely on public assistance and therefore so will their children, and those children will grow up to vote Democrat.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Senator Glenn Grothamn, single man with allllll the answers.