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Kansas City Placekicker Belittles Women

May 20, 2024

Harrison Butker, a placekicker for the Kansas City Chiefs professional football team, gained a certain kind of fame for a commencement speech he gave at a small Catholic college. He says “all of my success is made possible because” of “my wife” who embraces “one of the most important titles of all: homemaker.”

How nice for a guy who reportedly earns three million six hundred thousand dollars per year. For the majority of women, who MUST work outside the home, and whose average wages were about $50,000 per year, life is not quite so nice. They want partners who earn money and help them with the children, the shopping, the chores and all the running around they have to do every single day. And in the state he lives in, abortion is banned and legal rights for gay people are iffy.

Kansas City men might improve their chances with women liking them, dating them or marrying them, if they did not talk like Harrison Butker.