If you’re having problems in your marriage, it’s the woman’s fault. It’s also most likely because she’s hard to look at. At least, that’s the way of the world according to Pat Robertson, televangelist. A 17-year-old kid wrote in to Maxim for help with his father not paying enough attention to his mother anymore, and Pat Robertson’s response was, somewhat predictably, to blame it all on the woman.
ROBERTSON: Maneuver something where you can get them out of the house; romantic resort for a couple days, assuming they can afford it. I mean, take a weekend and go somewhere, and just be alone with each other, see if they can’t rekindle that romance. The romance has obviously gone out of the marriage, there’s not as much excitement as there used to be.
Okay, we’re good so far. No terrible advice or horrible statements. If he had quit here, we might have been good.
It may be your mom isn’t as sweet as you think she is. She may be kind of hard-nosed, and so you say, “Well, it’s my father, he’s not paying attention to mom,” but is mom…[laughs]
Then the lady breaks in, saying, “Pat, how can you blame the mother?” Damn good question. I suspect she wouldn’t be on the show if she was going to be any real opposition to the rampant misogyny, but let’s see how things unfold.
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