Two North Dakota lawmakers who suggested women should stop spending all their husbands’ money and start making them breakfast in bed are getting national attention.
The Huffington Post, Vice.com and others picked up on remarks made by Representatives Bernie Satrom and Vernon Laning during debate over a bill to eliminate North Dakota’s “blue laws,” which banned certain businesses from opening early on Sundays.
“Two North Dakota Representatives have some pretty outdated ideas for how women should be spending their Sunday mornings,” Huffington Post reported.
Satrom, a Republican from Jamestown, said that Sundays are for “spending time with your wife, your husband… Making him breakfast, bringing it to him in bed and then after that go take the kids for a walk.”
Laning, a Republican from Bismarck, said, “I don’t know about you, but my wife has no problem spending everything I earn in 6 and a half days.”
Vice.com reported that debate over the bill “has garnered attention nationwide, less for the laws’ repercussions for local businesses than for the wholesale airing of misogyny which presaged the vote on the House floor.”