Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Wingnut Declares Dads Can't Match Moms in the Nurturer Department

Before I go on an rip a Missouri lawmaker for a staggering stupid comment about fathers, let me first say that I am in favor of tax breaks and other government incentives to at-home parents. I feel even more strongly that *all* parents, regardless of employment status, should get some government largess.

That said, let me be the latest to call Missouri state rep Cynthia Davis out for a bill that would give at-home moms -- but not at-home dads -- 600 bucks a year to spend on their own education. Without the blatant reverse sexist, it's a great idea. With Davis' contention that the bill should benefit only women because "Mothers are natural nurturers. Fathers are not. It goes back to the hunter and gatherers type," it becomes borderline idiotic.

I can't possible hope to add much to Peter Baylies' take, so go back and read his last couple of posts on the matter

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