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Worst Person in the World

The aptly named Representative Gassman is today’s Worst Person in the World for this.

Seven Republicans in the Iowa House are pushing a bill to prohibit parents of minor children from getting a “no fault” divorce, Radio Iowa reports.

Rep. Tedd Gassman (R) explained the issue is “near and dear” to his heart because his daughter and son-in-law recently divorced, putting his granddaughter at risk.

Said Gassman: “There’s a 16-year-old girl in this whole mix now. Guess what? What are the possibilities of her being more promiscuous? What are the possibilities of all these other things surrounding her life that a 16-year-old girl, with hormones raging, can get herself into?”

Picard and Riker Facepalm

There are so many layers of awful to this.

First — there’s the idea that the government should force people to remain married. Then there’s the idea that divorce will automatically transform teenage girls into sluts (because they’re already at risk, amirite?). And there’s the part where he announced to the world that his granddaughter is a slutty slut with raging hormones (thanks granddad!). And to top it all off — he seems to be implying that this is an issue for girls but not boys. Boys have raging hormones too, don’t they? Or are we operating on a “boys will be boys” paradigm?

I can only imagine the bullying, the slut-shaming, and the ridicule Gassman’s granddaughter is about to endure at school and on Facebook. And all because her grandfather is an old, misogynistic coot.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Someone just blew their chance at Grandfather of the Year.

  • WTF?

  • muselet

    I hope Tedd Gassman isn’t expecting many visits from his granddaughter.

    –alopecia

  • candideinnc

    And you didn’t even make any comments about the psychological harm done to children living in homes where parents hate being there. How restrained you are.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Like the Taliban, republican men know their women-folk have to be controlled.
    Afterall, both the Taliban and republicans are ruled by out-of-touch old men.
    Both fear women and girls making their own decisions.
    Both think there should be no separation between religion and government.
    Both blame and shame women for anything sexual because it’s always the woman’s fault.
    Both aim to keep women in unwanted relationships.
    Both place religious dogma ahead of basic science and world known facts.
    Both want to control every aspect of a woman’s reproductive system.
    Both want religious education forced on everyone.
    Both practice unabated misogyny against women and girls.
    Both excuse all their crimes and transgressions as the will of god.
    I tell ya, the similarities are kind of scarey when you think about it.

  • Nefercat

    “And all because her grandfather is an old, misogynistic coot.”

    “And all because her grandfather is an old, misogynistic coot who thinks (and says!!!) way too much about his 16 year old granddaughter’s hormones, sex life, potential sexual activities, and alleged current promiscuity (she’ll be *more* promiscuous?).”

    There. Fixed it for you.

  • dasboatless

    LOL! Awesome math!!!