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"only women can be nurturers"

Missouri State Rep. Cynthia Davis (R-O’Fallon) is currently trying to pass legislation that would pay at-home-moms $600 each year that they care for children under the age of 16. That’s right, I said moms, not dads. You see, Davis told KMOU reporter Sarah Hollenbeck that “only women can be nurturers” and intentionally left dads out of the bill.

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Click here to email Rep. Davis or call her: 573-751-9768 or 636-240-6369

Click here to email Sarah Hollenbeck

I gave up a well paying job to stay home to care for my children. For someone to say that I cannot be a nurturer because I’m a man is preposterous. It’s like me saying that someone cannot be a State Representative because they are a woman. It’s just not right.

Thanks to at home dad for bringing this to my attention.

The Texas TrioMarch 4, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Sounds like she is putting the bill forward to get rid of some “working Mommy guilt” she has:) Don’t worry, us guys get paid more “at” work so let them have their $600 per year. Then the state will have to pay millions to fend off the lawsuits of us stay-at-home Dads. BTW, many stay at home Moms I see could use some lessons in nurturing themselves:)

Keep fighting the good fight,