I know, I know I know…I can’t be serious. No way a Republican is blaming single mothers as a main cause of child abuse. Unfortunately, it is true. Glenn Grothman, a GOP state senator in Wisconsin is actually trying to put that into law.
Senate Bill 507, seeks to change existing state law by “requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”
Single parents are enraged by this nonsense. Single mother Amada had this response:
“I think it’s kind of sad, I think single parents have a bad rap as it is, you get this look of pity when people look at you like o you’re a single parent that’s so hard, do you really have to tie one more negative thing to it like abuse?”
Well Amanda, welcome to the new Republican agenda. In their eyes, women who aren’t barefoot and pregnant behind the kitchen sink are “the problem” much like government is to them.
Oops, almost forgot. This bill is also a slam on gay couples parenting kids because they aren’t the “old fashioned” family with a mother and father.