Pat Robertson, Asshole of the Day for May 30, 2014
Aside from pontificating about politics, Pat Robertson also dispenses advice and answers the questions of his listeners. Sounds harmless enough, and yet he still finds plenty of ways to show what a misogynist he is.
“My husband has always felt the need to point out when he helps with chores around the house,” the woman explained. “When he washes the floor, or does anything else, he always says, ‘Remember, I did that for you.’”
“I feel since we both live in the same house, he isn’t only helping me but the family,” she said.
Unfortunately, Robertson probably did not give the woman the answer she was looking for.
“Here’s the deal,” he said. “You’ve got to understand the male psyche. The male wants to do something for his wife. He wants to provide for his family, he wants to provide a home, he wants to provide shelter, and food. That’s what he feels his male obligation is. And when he cleans up, it’s saying, I love you.”
“He’s saying, I love you!” Robertson insisted. “Each dish, he’s saying, ‘Terry, I love you.’ If you understood that, you say, ‘Darling, I’ve got a treat for you… wait until we get behind closed doors, and you see the treat I have for you.’”
To Robertson, the man is helping with what he considers the woman’s work, and so the woman owes the man. Sexually.
Aside from how creepy this sounds coming out of Pat Robertson’s mouth, it probably doesn’t occur to him that many women also work, and some provide better than the man does. But no matter, if a man picks up his socks, Pat Robertson thinks the man is owed sex.
And Robertson doesn’t even address what an asshole the husband is being by proclaiming every small thing he does. What could be more of a turn on for women I guess than a man who tries to take credit for every tiny thing!
And this isn’t out of character for Robertson. In the past he told a woman her husband cheated because she doesn’t keep a nice house. Really. Not the husband’s fault for cheating, but her fault for not keeping a nicer house.
So, for telling a woman she owes the man sex for helping around the house, Pat Robertson is once again the Asshole of the Day.
It is Pat Robertson's seventh time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for
- telling a woman she was praying wrong since her son was still deaf
- claiming gays are spreading AIDS using special sharp rings that they use to cut people they shake hands with
- saying that seeing two men kiss would make him vomit
- saying the only reason Justice Kennedy would rule in favor of allowing gays equal rights was if he had a gay clerk
- telling a woman her husband cheated because she doesn’t keep a nice house
- saying that things were better when gays were stoned to death
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Fuck Pat Robertson. This is NOT what Christianity is supposed to be about. Guh.