I am starting to lie when people ask me where I grew up because of shit like this. If you aren’t aware, Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grotham, along with Wisconsin State Representative Donald Pridemore, both Republicans, sponsored a bill in the Wisconsin Legislature that would mandate the state Child Abuse Prevention Board conduct public awareness campaigns emphasizing that single parenthood is a leading cause of child abuse.
This bill now has a new component to it. The bill says a child being raised by a single mother could be considered living in an abusive situation and because of that, a woman should not jump into a divorce, but rather look at alternatives.
Please, rational American conservative folk on here, please, tell your conservative friends not to vote for these guys anymore.
They aren’t conservative; they are hateful, prideful, misogynistic (even the women, if that’s even possible), and they are not advocating for you, your family, or your community. They don’t represent you. They are playing by a playbook that you funded with your political donations, had no part in making, that you can’t do anything about, and whose endgame benefits the few, not the many.
Please, rise up, and tell your conservative lawmakers that enough is enough, and if they don’t listen to you, they will listen when you don’t give them a campaign donation. They will listen when you don’t door knock for them or phone bank for them. They will listen when you don’t vote for them.
Some of you don’t believe this is going on, some of you may think this is okay, and some of you think cooler heads will prevail. Look around at what is happening around the country, in Arizona, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida – the cooler heads are not prevailing. Believe it or not, the laws that are being enacted are real and have real and drastic consequences for women, minorities, middle class, impoverished people, and children.
For those of you who think that this is okay, then I have nothing but pity for you, because to paraphrase what Niemoeller said, at the end of the day, they will come for you and there will be no one left to stand up for you.
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