Jokes About Battered Women Are Never Okay

Kyle Tasker, a New Hampshire state representative, posted a picture of two figures engaged in oral sex with a caption that read “50,000 battered women, and I still eat mine plain” – sooooo…. That’s not okay in any way, shape, or form. tumblr_inline_n28nv3ixyy1qc32j6 The facebook post was made in an attempt to back up Rep. Mark Warden who had made a comment earlier that “some people could make the argument that a lot of people like being in abusive relationships” during a hearing regarding state domestic violence legislation. [caption id="attachment_44129" align="alignnone" width="403"]Mark Warden Mark Warden[/caption] Oooooh, brotherly solidarity. Well that totally makes downplaying an incredibly serious social topic and mocking sexually abused women okay. (Please note my severe sarcasm) Tasker also seems entirely unapologetic, responding “Nah. I ran it by the [domestic violence] lobbyist she laughed. Now if we went around wearing the T-shirt that wouldn’t go over well.” Oh? You think it wouldn’t go over well? NO FREAKING DUH. Instead you decide to post it to a little old site where absolutely no one will see it – Facebook. WHAT IS YOUR LOGIC?! Also, was she a lobbyist FOR domestic violence? Because I find it really hard to believe someone who argues for the rights of abused women would find anything funny about that.   [caption id="attachment_44130" align="alignnone" width="561"]Kyle Tasker Kyle Tasker[/caption] I am sweating with rage right now. How is this man holding an elected public office? I generally try to remain unbiased and see both sides of any argument, but SERIOUSLY? The best I can do is state that I don’t have any opinion on his party politics or that it necessarily reflects the Republican viewpoint – I just think that HE is a pig, and that HE should be kicked out of office.

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