September 17, 2014, - 3:13 pm

In Wake of Ray Rice, Feminists, Allstate Insurance Say Men Earning $ is “Domestic Violence”

By Debbie Schlussel

In the wake of the Ray Rice incident, feminists, Allstate Insurance, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington, and ABC News have created a new form of “male spousal abuse” . . . or rather a new, absurd term for women who don’t want to work: “financial abuse of women.” They say that the husband making all of the money is a “trap” that forces women to stay in a marriage. They say “financial abuse” is “domestic abuse” that leaves “invisible bruises.” Really?


Yes, they are saying that a husband making money while the wife refuses to work is the same as the husband, “slappin’ that bitch!” Yes, Allstate Insurance! I wonder if Allstate is gonna offer an insurance policy for that. How many invisible “financial bruises” does it take to get a payoff, and how will the adjuster figure out the amount of the claim? Is it “domestic violence” when the husband earns all the money and refuses to allow the wife to spend it on an expensive shopping spree? By Allstate’s definition, yes, it is.

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It’s funny how Allstate and Washington are saying that “financial abuse” is a “trap,” when the actual “trap” was created by the gold diggers who deliberately marry rich husbands because they don’t want to work. Then, they want to leave with a golden parachute. But apparently, husbands making money is now “spousal abuse,” according to Allstate, Washington, ABC News, and feminists. So, you see, Ray Rice “abused” his wife, Janay Palmer, twice by 1) responding to her spitting and slap in an elevator, and 2) making money. Yeah, I know, ridiculous. But, yesterday morning, ABC’s “Good Morning America” made a whole big fuss about it, complete with a news report and their broadcast of a “public service announcement” starring Washington. Watch the video, above.

Yes, a husband making money is domestic abuse. That’s the precise message of the Purple Purse PSA that Allstate produced in order to take financial and marketing advantage of the whole Ray Rice spousal abuse allegations. The PSA stars ABC actress Kerry Washington of the hit show, “Scandal,” who is now the spokeschick of Allstate’s new “Purple Purse initiative,” which sympathizes with women who don’t earn a living and are “forced” to stay with breadwinner husbands. Huh?

Aren’t we in the age where feminists tell women to work for a living and be independent–never to depend on a man? Yes, we are. But they want to have their vegan, locally-sourced, fair-trade-grain cake and eat it, too. They want women to be independent and work . . . AND they want women who don’t work to be able to press charges against husbands who never laid a hand on them but earn all the money. You see, that–and any vestige of a traditional family, is FINANCIAL ABUSE OF WOMEN!

I wonder where feminists were on Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears and their marriages to dirt-poor backup dancers. Was that FINANCIAL ABUSE? Or where they were when former ABC “Good Morning America” hostess (am I still allowed to use that word?) Joan Lunden divorced her much-poorer manager husband and fought paying spousal support to him, every step of the way? Welcome to equality, chicks!

So, I have a question for Kerry Washington, who is making gazillions on her ABC show. She has an NFL hubby, but his playing days are more limited than her acting ones. So, when her wealth surpasses his–and I believe it has already–then we can all say that this multi-millionairess’ hubby is a victim of “FINANCIAL ABUSE!,” right? I mean, by her definition, that’s “domestic violence” with “invisible bruises.” She was paid big bucks for this silly Purple Purse campaign. I guess each time she got paid that was “domestic financial abuse” against her husband. Cha-ching!

I have a solution for all of these women now whining about “financial abuse of women”: GET. A. JOB.

You wanted feminism? You got it. Now, stop trying to have it both ways.

We live in a free country, and nobody is stopping you from leaving the home and working. You want the good life? Go out and earn some money and pay for it yourself.

This is just the latest in the War on Men . . . and apparently the feminist plan to turn most of them into stay-at-home dads. Or something.

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37 Responses

I had some trouble posting but I see the annoying Mexican didn’t. Ho-hum but isn’t that the way the bee bumbles!

I pointed out that this is yet another way Mooooslims are winning since 9/11. DS made a great point about Kosher and as a vegetarian, I too have a more challenging time finding good food in conventional eateries but I don’t carry on like these caterwauling shysters! I avoid bacon too (which is easy…to do, well, not when it comes to the taste that is…YUM!) and avoiding the animal rennet can be tricky but I don’t make a big deal of it all. As long as it’s not chucks of meat I’ll consume it. Nothing worse than a vegetarian who is as annoying as a vegan!

I also mentioned an Australian YouTube video that showcases the scam and sham of Halal. It’s on my Twitters. I also warned that in the beginning, they fall over themselves with the standard Islamic apologia, but it’s worth seeing even though that makes one wanna skip it. I brought this up because this whole Halal business is more fake Mooooslim crap!

And BDD, give it up! Ignoring being sussed does not make you invisible! We know who you are. Your type of mediocrity is easy to spot!

Skunky on September 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

It should be a red bag then because most women can’t seem to pick a good man and when it comes to ignoring RED FLAGS, women will ignore ’em more than a lemming will ignore a good cliff.

Feminism is STILL stupid and if you follow it in 2014 you have a lower than below average brain.

Women. Still blaming men for their own stupidity!

Skunky on September 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm

My posts are not going thru’ but I just said here that the bag should be RED because women love to ignore the RED FLAGS that warn them of the bad men they should avoid.

Women are still blaming men for their own stupidity. It’s getting sickening.

Feminism still sucks. Or perhaps the bag should be a mirror held up to women’s own faces? No one holds women back in the Western World than THEMSELVES. They have already chipped away at men so much it’s embarrassing AND detrimental.

And this annoying Kerry Washington chick stands for everything I HATE. I’m sick of her sour puss!

ykunkS on September 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

@ Skunky- Hence the moniker change. If you aren’t aware, you have to email Debbie, inform her of your post, article etc, she will put it back up, it goes into a spam filter or something, she is working on it

As for Kerry Washington, I like, but this cause of hers is Dumb and not thought out. I’m not aware of any other causes

MrBigBrain on September 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Kerry Washington’s botox injected lips are putting a hurting on my eyes and her verbal commentary is putting a hurting on my ears. As a result, I’m now a victim of her visual and aural non-marital abuses and, consequently, am suffering myriad invisible non-marital psychic bruises. I’m going to file a claim with Allstate Insurance about this.

Ralph Adamo on September 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I’m still not convinced that this isn’t an PSA from the Onion news network.
How can anybody be stupid enough to believe this nonsense?

Steve G. on September 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Thai hookers are looking better and better every second. As a highly educated single white male I can’t see any reason to take on the risks of marriage or woman at all. Relationships are impossible. The “excuses” that people make and pass the blame of to the person who worked hard to get something is out of control.

Randal P on September 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

The feminists are trying very hard to not only make women unmarriable, but unemployable as will. Who in their right mind would get married today, or hire a woman if they own a business?

Tommy Thomas on September 17, 2014 at 6:23 pm

@Randall P. Do you live a monastic life? Geeezus Chryse

MrBigBrain on September 17, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I’m pretty sure hookers aren’t a big part of the monastic lifestyle BigD but maybe you’re such a ladies man you never had time to find that out which is you keep stalking Skunky.
    Just saying.

    japple on September 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      – which is why

      japple on September 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

That is one big ass purse BTW.
Stephano-o-popu-popu-populus hopes it will do some good and with a purse that size you could probably do some damage popping your abusive spouse up side the head so maybe he’s actually onto something for a change.

japple on September 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Another scandal out of this is that Roger Goodell appointed 3 Obama women to monitor male behavior and the fake Reverend Jackson bawls that none of the women appointed were Black.
How ridiculous.

Confederate South on September 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Have Ms. Washington and her colleagues made efforts to engage the Muslim community in their campaign?

Little Al on September 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Good call Al – we must all give woman their opportunities !!!

    Randal P on September 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I’m lucky—I married well, and recently one of our local optometrists, who is pregnant, noted that my children are incredibly well behaved (ages 10 and 11) at their eye appointment. Afterwards, the same lady stopped my wife in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart as it was closing time for the eye center and asked my wife how it is done.

Answer: firm limits, unity in parenting approach (I defer to the wife as she has day to day control, occasionally making big decisions, especially medical, as I am a trained MD), and lots of love and support. Essentially, I tell my kids that they are wonderful, and, as wonderful kids, they need to toe the line. wW also examine parenting styles of the parents of some of their friends, and examine flaws and consequences with the kids—they not only understand that there are limits, they understand the REASONING behind it.

Randal: don’t give up hope. Some words of advice: any serious female relationship should last 2 years before you get really serious about the “M” word. You should actually tell her that after about a month or two, how you approach these things and how you will go about your assessment. Essentially, your assessment can boil down to this: do I trust this woman with my Ventilator? In short, if I were completely helpless, does she know me well enough and can I trust her enough to follow my wishes? She should also be trustworthy with your money and your honor. That’s what takes two years to evaluate.

I met my wife on July 4th 1993, proposed on July 14th 1995, married here on September 7th 1995. Married now for over 19 years. The 3 best decisions of my life: 3) leaving Los Angeles in 1993, 2) marrying my wife in 1995, 1) adopting my children in 2004. each one led to the next.

A good woman is a pearl beyond price, you know.

Occam's Tool on September 17, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Incidentally, I make $350 K a year, have only a $180 K mortgage at 2.625% as my only debt, and have $390 K in retirement savings socked away, and, thanks to her, am accumulating $60 K a year in investments.

    A pearl beyond price, Randal. Keep looking, and G-d Bless. But no need for Thai Hookers. Establish what is really important to you in a woman, and talk to your friends or use a dating service. Trust me, it really isn’t looks.

    Occam's Tool on September 17, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Congratulations Occam !!! Yes I live in LA also ! Can’t really leave, my industry is camped out here. I don’t let it bother me, I still live a great life but i have just have seen the absolute destruction of men by woman daily.

    Randal P on September 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Randal: G-d Bless, and keep looking! Recommendation—check out the Young Americans for Freedom chapters at your local Universities—there are graduate students in them, as well. There are usually Conservative women there. I like the cut of your jib. Another thing you might want to do—do a summer vacation in Eastern North Dakota. Gorgeous grounded women out here. Or winter vacation in Alabama.

      Thank you for the compliment, MBB. As for borrowing money—you’ll have to ask the wife—she’s a summa cum laude accountant.

      Occam's Tool on September 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

By feminist logic, a man who works 8 to 12 hours a day and gets to keep some of the pay money is an “abuser.” But a wife who spends the money after doing nothing to earn is suffering abuse. Astounding. And wonders why so many men have become “commitment-phobic.”

Primetime on September 18, 2014 at 12:52 am

It is amazing. These women apparently want a free ride.

Worry on September 18, 2014 at 6:36 am

@ Occam’s Tool- “I married well”- That’s a very beautiful compliment for your wife; I like that. Even though I have no children of my own, I always theorized that by giving a child the reasoning on why to do or not to do something, instead of barking orders at them, would benefit them much better and would behave better, I’ve always believed that.

Lastly-May I borrow a dollar? Ha

MrBigBrain on September 18, 2014 at 7:22 am

OT, your epiphany was leaving smelLA. The putrid women there are lower than Thai hookers. But, I must admit that I’m tired of women shoving their NOW membership cards in my face too. I’m considering the monastic life myself.

nadie on September 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

I have heard that Muhammad Ali was glad his ancestors got on the boat. Non-working wives should be glad they got on the gravy train. An very low percentage of NFL players that are married are into spousal abuse anyway.

The only “bruise” I can think the non-workers may get is a bruise on their ass from falling asleep on the sofa, sitting on the remote.

NFL really means Not For Long.

Panhandle on September 18, 2014 at 10:14 am

Oh brother, will this PC madness ever end? We are doomed as a country if this left wing crap isn’t nipped. Oops, I said nipped! That’s probably a sexist word. Short for nippled, which may be a derogatory word for women. That’s what I mean by MADNESS! In the meantime the Muzzies are using this PC against us at every turn. Wake up Patriots!

MuzzCrusher on September 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

What’s good for the gander good for the goose? My wife works, I’m retired and don’t. I feel so abused. Should I call the police for help?!?

WilliamMunny on September 18, 2014 at 11:54 am

WTF? (Where’s The Financials)

Michael on September 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Hey Kerry Washington,

You bimbo!

How about my wife who abuses me by not getting a job!

How about the stress I face everyday, worried that my job is on line and I’m strapped!

I can’t take a chance and quit, because we’ve leveraged ourselves and have bills to pay – my industry has changed, so we just get by!

My wife could get a job, maybe with some benefits but refuses to while she sits home and watches TV and shops.

Yes, I should put a limit on what she spends…but she will divorce me, not a bad idea…however, I would like to spend the next 2 years with my daughter and not put her through our mud.

Hey Kerry bitch, did I tell you she drinks too much wine and refuses to limit or go to treatment too!

I go to work every day, worried I won’t have a job. I put a fuckin smile on my face…when and if we divorce, she’ll get some of my money yet she has skills to go to work herself.

I’m so sick of this abuse…

Bond on September 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Everyone with a sense of urgency, cancel all your ALLSTATE policies.

Bond on September 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Well, at least Bond didn’t mention one OTHER complaint a lot of housewives also have, after 12, 17, whatever years of marriage. Hubby just doesn’t “measure up,” and although with many men it’s ALSO the paycheck, it usually means something ELSE doesn’t “measure up.”

Then, the wife goes out to “find herself,” winds up in relationships with women, and eventually . . .

she graduates when she finds out . . .

where the high caliber “weapons” can be found.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on September 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

@ Alfredo from Puerto Rico. What the Hell are you talking about?

MrBigBrain on September 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Can you believe THAT one got through, Mr.BigBrain???!!!?!! I’ve got one on the Adrian Peterson thread that I put up about three days ago that still didn’t make it, LOL!!! Thought it was pretty relevant and profound too, unlike the previous post I put up here.

    Ahhhhh, the wonders of the computer field. When in doubt, reboot, LOL!!! 28 years after I enter the computer field, rebooting will still fix most problems. ROTFLMAO!!! And Lost In (Cyber)Space is the longest running show.

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on September 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I know how we can make all the dork haters happy.

We’ll gender reassign all male children at birth. That way all children will be female and appear as such and be raised as such. Gender equality will be guaranteed and special privileges will disappear.

JayPee on September 18, 2014 at 3:02 pm

I also appreciate the posters here who certainly deserve all the success in the world.

Occam's Tool on September 18, 2014 at 8:17 pm

In the meantime, women and girls are being butchered in masses or sold as sex slaves in Iraq and Syria. Young girls are being trafficked and pimped out daily as prostitutes worldwide yet there is no outcry from these feminists. Is it more convenient to pick on the white Christian man rather than giving criticism and condemnation where it’s due which is towards the misogynistic Islamic fanatics? Yes women tend to get paid less than men and have a harder time cracking through the glass ceiling but that all pales in comparison to the poor treatment and oppression of women in the Middle East. Where is the outrage? Since when did it become universally acceptable to whore out women and young girls to Jihadists? Why haven’t Kerry Washington and the likes complained against the abuse of women in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic terrorists? Practice what you preach and be consistent! Enough with the double standards!

Challah Maidel on September 19, 2014 at 4:28 am

Dominance in a relationship has more to do with interpersonal dynamics than it does with who makes the money. Abused women usually have a history of abuse stemming from childhood, and seek out abusive men because that’s how daddy treated them.

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