27 April 2012

Glenn Grothman's war on women has consequences and now he's up against the wall.

Glenn's inherent distrust of women has finally caught up with him.

Want to help remove him from office?

Of course you do.

You can start by checking in here: Democratic Party of Washington County

In the meantime, our friends at blue cheddar wrote it up.

Teacher Tanya Lohr announces challenge against Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman |

The list of Grothman’s political offenses is long and his appearances on Fox TV have been many – all the better to fan the flames of anger in thousands of Wisconsin women, many of whom just so happen to be assembling at the steps of Wisconsin’s Capitol building tomorrow, Saturday Apirl 28th. I’m certain we will have an opportunity to hear a few words from Tanya Lohr then. I can’t wait.

24 April 2012

Glenn Grothman: doesn't want his views on women to be 'misrepresented'.

Jezebel usually puts things a bit bluntly but, here we are.  Glenn is afraid his views on women will be misrepresented?  Hard to see how anyone could make him look worse than he has himself but, okay.

Anti-Woman Politician Refuses to Debate Congresswoman Because She'll Make Him Say Dumb Things

Fed up with the nonstop anti-woman crap emanating from Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman's mouth, State Rep. Kelda Helen Roys offered to debate him one on one, mano a womano, in public. Unsurprisingly, he turned her down, saying that she wanted to "to gain further platform to misrepresent the Republican position on a variety of issues," which is coward code for "my views are so terrible that not even I am capable of representing them in a way that doesn't make me sound like an asshole."
If the War on Women were an actual war, Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman wouldn't be Rambo, but he'd be close — he'd be one of Rambo's supporting gunman who isn't important enough to have a character name but who is in the background of a lot of shots where Rambo is roaring and firing a gun at something. Grothman's achievements so far this year include recommending that abused women remember the good times rather than leave their husbands, blaming single mothers for child abuse, and sponsoring a bill in Wisconsin that repealed the state's equal pay law, because money is just "more important to men."
He's an entire casserole of WTF with a sprinkling of crispy fried onions on top.

16 April 2012

Glenn Grothman: called out for failing to understand that women have equal rights.

I imagine we could sell this on PPV....  surely commodifying it would make the GOP true believers happy, right?

You know, surely his mother would have explained all of this to him, right?

Rep. Roys challenges Sen. Grothman to debate about women's rights | Dane101

A state assemblywoman is calling out a state senator over a series of recent remarks made by the latter regarding women's rights and their roles in society.

Rep. Kelda Roys (D-Madison) sent a letter to Sen. Grothman (R-West Bend) challenging him to a 60-minute debate on those topics.

"A debate would provide you the perfect opportunity to expound on some of your more surprising comments about women," wrote Roys, "including your apparent belief that money may be more important for men than women. I believe your views are woefully out of touch with the needs and concerns of women and our families, and I am confident that a public and open airing of these views is the most effective way to educate the public."

09 April 2012

Glenn Grothman knows what women want: less money than a man.

And so on.

And really, the more people who read everything Glenn says, the better.

Wisconsin Equal Pay Law Repealed Because "Money Is More Important For Men" | Care2 Causes

Over at the Daily Beast, Michelle Goldberg  writes a detailed account of the repeal and the effect it will have in the state.  Goldberg also interviews Republican state senator Glenn Grothman, who was an enthusiastic fan of repealing the law.  According to Grothman, not only is there no actual pay gap between the sexes, if there was one it wouldn’t matter anyway.  After all, men need money more than women do, since they have families to support.  “You could argue that money is more important for men,” he told Goldberg.  “I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious. To attribute everything to a so-called bias in the workplace is just not true.”
Grothman’s views on women in the workplace is very 1960s sitcom to start with, but his understanding of breadwinning is even more so.  Many families have two breadwinners, as both partners either chose to or have to both be in the workplace.  And the majority of families lead by just one parent have mothers at the helm.
Then again, when asked about his source for his figures that prove there is no wage gap between the sexes, Grothman stated it was Ann Coulter.  That’s sound research to base legislation on.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/wisconsin-equal-pay-law-repealed-because-money-is-more-important-for-men.html#ixzz1rahHftuz

08 April 2012

Glenn Grothman: Liberals want unwanted pregnancies.

His fame goes before him now.

Bad Idea Legislation - US News and World Report

 It should come as no surprise that many of the weirdest, most outrageous bills that have popped up around the country in recent months focus on women. Take a recent Wisconsin Senate bill that would have required the state's Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to "emphasize" single parenthood "as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect." The bill, which happily died this month, had two sponsors. One, state Sen. Glenn Grothman, thinks liberals want children to be born out of wedlock "because they are more likely to be dependent on the government." The bill's other sponsor, a state representative named Don Pridemore, has said that spouses in abusive relationships should try to stay in them rather than divorce.

Glenn Grothman: In defense of not defending women's rights.

Jezebel is really picking on Glenn these days for saying things any 1950's vintage Conservative would say.  Plus they do have a picture of Glenn picking his nose.

Truthfully, he had this coming, and I assume he's enjoying all the attention.

Yet More Dickery Oozes Out of the Talking Holes of Wisconsin’s Cheesy Republicans

 For people like Republican state senator Glenn Grothman (pictured here probably picking his nose in front of constituents and a major proponent of the repeal effort), not only was the Equal Pay Enforcement Act burdensome to those poor, beleaguered businesses who no doubt found it impossible to both turn a profit and pay women the same — if not, gasp, more! — than their male colleagues, it went against the natural, nurturing impulses of women. Amid the piles verbal feces that spluttered out of Grothman's mouth when he was given an opportunity to defend his support of the act's repeal, Grothman offered up what we might think of as an amateur's attempt to explain sociological phenomena, that is, we might think that if anybody in the GOP believed in the sciences, social or otherwise.

07 April 2012

Glenn Grothman: wage discrimination against women doesn't really happen?

So we really do have to assume that Glenn believes what he says.  More's the pity.

Walker signs bevy of bills into law - JSOnline

Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), who sponsored the measure, said it puts Wisconsin in line with neighboring states.
"The old law made Wisconsin not competitive from a business perspective," he said. "To give $300,000 in punitive damages when the actual damages might be four or five thousand dollars causes Wisconsin business to pay out additional money to deal with frivolous claims."

Have you noticed that no one has said anything about non-frivolous claims? Conveniently, this gets rid of those too... but, don't worry, those non-frivolous claims are only brought by women so, like, who cares, eh?

Glenn Grothman: increasing corporate profits by rolling back women's rights.

It's rough being made to look like a backwards rednecked caveman because I live in Glenn's district, but here we are.

Wisconsin’s Repeal of Equal Pay Rights Adds to Battles for Women - The Daily Beast