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Governor Sam Brownback wants to reduce the number of single moms and children living in poverty. So he's increasing access to birth control, continuing to fund organizations that provide health care to women, and ensuring the availability of living wage jobs, right? LOLZ NO THAT'D BE SILLY!

He's telling single moms to just get married already, that'd solve all their problems! He's funding counseling that encourages unwed parents to marry, and waving marriage license fees.

Luckily Kansas National Organization of Women is a group of ladies with a sense of humor (we kinda have to be) so we're sending ringpops to the governor... marry me Sam! They're sending one from me, oh yes... just in case the hubby I am blessed with keels over, I'll rush right into another marriage, that'll solve my childcare issues fo' sho'.

You can send one too, from ksnow.org.

With every ring comes a proposal of course... mainly we're proposing that our Governor stop senseless crap. Every time I read a story about this guy I think, "This is ridiculous, surely someone's just making it up," but they never are.


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Sep. 27th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Ah, stuff you can't make up, unfortunately. :(
Sep. 27th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
Of course, it never occurs to conservative idiots that a significant portion of single mothers are single because marriage didn't solve all of their issues. We have this crazy idea that ending a marriage is financially a sound move, but the vast majority of individuals who go through the process of securing a divorce or annulment actually find themselves in worse shape financially, even if they appear pro se and the dissolution of the marriage is uncontested.

It's funny how we, as a society, "reward" people for rushing into marriage. We extort them to put up with that which is broken, and we punish them if they don't.
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