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Lawmakers say women should spend Sunday mornings making their husbands ‘breakfast in bed’

In a debate over whether or not to ease North Dakota’s “Blue Laws,” which mandate particular businesses in the state to open late or stay closed completely on Sundays, two of the state’s legislators, Representatives Bernie Satrom and Vernon Laning, expressed some straight-up sexist ideas on what Sunday mornings in the Peace Garden State should look like. Satrom argued that the day should be devoted to “spending time with your wife, your husband … Making him breakfast, bringing it to him in bed, and then after that go take your kids for a walk.”

Then Laning piled on, saying, “I don’t know about you, but my wife has no problem spending everything I earn in six-and-a-half days. And I don’t think it hurts at all to have a half day off.” Speaking to local TV station Valley News Live, several women said they took offense to the lawmakers’ remarks, calling reasoning behind their position on the issue “hurtful” and “backwards.” Laning later claimed that the women who were offended took the comments too seriously and lacked a sense of humor — which itself is actually a laughable response.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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