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STFU Glenn Grothman, or Should We Say–Glenn Gross, Man. March 6, 2012

Posted by Onely in As If!.
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Normally we at Onely avoid using rhetorical fallacies like name-calling to make our point. But right now we have an absurd crisis on our hands, so we must say–screw our rhetorical principles.

The dungwipe nit-brained waste of quarks Republican (of course) Senator Glen Grothman of Wisconsin wants to pass a bill “requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”

Yes, single parents are abusing their children just by being single. Better they should marry whoever they can find and spend their lives screaming at each other over the heads of their non-abused children. That’s what Glenn Gross, Man thinks, anyway.

And here’s the worst part: Gross, Man is himself single. Way to hit one for the home team, buddy.

You can read more about what a narrow-minded slushflinger he is here or here.

Ok, Copious Readers. Here is the Senator’s contact information. Call or email and tell him that Onely hopes he chokes on his Senate Bill 507, An Act to amend 48.982 (2) (g) 2., 48.982 (2) (g) 4. and 48.982 (2) (gm) of the statutes; relating to: requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board  to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.   You can also sign this petition on Change.org.

Here is a list of members of the Wisconsin Senate Committee of Public Health, Human Services, and Revenue, to whom this socially-repressed goon submitted his pathetic attempt at legislation. We can contact them as well.

If you know anyone in that pigheaded mulch-snorter’s home state of Wisconsin, tell them to contact his office as well. Then please report back here at Onely and let us know how it went:

Madison Office

Room 10 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882


(608) 266-7513 Or
(800) 662-1227

District Telephone

(262) 338-8061




Photo credit: Kristen Myers Harvey


1. Bella DePaulo - March 6, 2012

Thank-you, Onely! Beautifully stated.

2. Alan - March 6, 2012

Being cautious, I’d point out that he’s not specifically saying that being an unmarried parent is abusive. He seems to be saying that it’s a risk factor for abuse, which isn’t quite as bad (though he’s still stereotyping).

And I suspect he’s thinking more about unmarried couples rather than single parents, as he used the phrase “nonmarital parenthood” and not “single parenthood”

April - March 12, 2012

I think we’ve already learned that studies about matrimony are dubious and in this case, if there is a likelihood, I would guess that the single parenthood is actually the effect, not the cause of the likelihood.

Nikki B - March 26, 2012

Alan – I beg to differ. Sure, let’s give some benefit of doubt to the douches for once and pretend you’re right.

Saying being “unmarried” is a risk factor for abuse (instead of in-itself being abusive)?? Are you serious? That’s more than stereotyping – that’s downright insulting! And completely without factual basis – other than a belief that only *married* people can provide stable environments.

And, yes, he said “nonmarital” instead of “single”. But.

Let’s look at all that a lil deeper. See, “nonmarital” is anyone who’s not married, right? Using it this way basically tells anyone not buying into the heteronormative ideal of marriage as the *best* way to have a relationship and have kids are wrong. There are plenty of people who don’t want to get married – not because they aren’t in committed relationships. Moreover, oh hey you gay people! Sorry you can’t get married cuz I said so, but you’re also terrible parents because you can’t get the marriage I denied you! Awesome, right?

Going with “nonmarital” over “single” allows him to lump ALL those peeps in with the single ones! Who may not be outright abusive by not being straight and married, but it’s a factor for abuse! SOOOOO…. !

3. Alan - March 27, 2012

First off, lose the attitude.

Secondly, this article clearly claims that Grothman thinks “single parents are abusing their children by just by being single”, even though the description of his bill calls “nonmarital parenthood” a “contributing factor”. You can say it’s stereotyping, even insulting, but It doesn’t say that single parenthood=abuse, so I don’t think we can assume that Grothman thinks that way.

Thirdly my point was that by using “nonmarital” he was lumping singles, gay couples, and unmarried couples together, and not focusing solely on singles. Which you seem to agree to.

Onely - March 27, 2012

I don’t think Nikki was having attitude with you and your POV, but rather with Grothman and his ilk, those ratty ignorant evil sh&tmongering b&stards. And towards them, I say a little attitude–nay, a lot of attitude–is certainly in order.

4. Ted C - October 22, 2012

I was checking out your site and bookmarked it to read later but this post suggests Republicans are not welcome here. Im deleting my bookmark. For being two woman who seem to present the idea you are all inclusive saying “The dungwipe nit-brained waste of quarks Republican (of course)” indicates you are not. Im not surprised.

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