romance Focus on the Family Encourages Ladies to Settle for LessFundamentalist Christian Misogyny 101. Ladies need to get their heads out of “emo-porn,” you see. What is “emo-porn?” Welllllll:

Loneliness strikes at the heart of both husbands and wives, but tends to plunge deeper into the emotional expanse of women. This is one reason why wives are seduced by “emo-porn,” virtual infidelity that is more emotionally satisfying before it physically pleases. But like salt water, it creates a worsening thirst. With emo-porn, fantasy men perform stunningly between the sheets of conversation, emotional understanding, and emotional dexterity. Most mortal men cannot deliver such behavior, the way men do in soap operas and romance novels. Just as wives rightly complain when compared to the artificially created women of Internet porn, men should complain when compared to the artificial men of daytime television. Interesting, isn’t it, how they have such exciting jobs—no Joe The Plumbers. In the real world where real men burn through a lot of emotional battery life to make a real living, being expected to behave like men who don’t exist is more than wrong. It’s cruel.

Emo-porn creates caricatures in the minds and hearts of wives. Most men just aren’t and cannot be that attentive, especially in marriage where responsibilities to provide weigh heavy upon them. Husbands are quietly deemed unresponsive and uncaring when compared to emotionally dexterous hunks of daytime lore, chat rooms, celebrity rags, and romance novels. Thus a secretive and snowballing form of marital discontent is born and nurtured.

First of all, this was written by a dude. Stupid ladies, listen to the man trying to teach you the stuff about things!

Um, so yes, what Paul Coughlin seems to be saying here is that silly womenfolk get all caught up by the “nice, romantic men” they read about in the Harlequin romances and watch on the Days of our Lives, when what they really should be doing is staying home and being grateful for the chauvinist shitass Godly Christian Man the Lord Hath Blessed Them With.

Boys aren’t supposed to feel emotions or be thoughtful! Crazy ladies, what are you thinking, wanting men who treat you like human beings?  That is not the fundamentalist Christian way, and you know it.

[h/t  Nicole Cliffe @ The Hairpin via Joe via Kyle @ Right Wing Watch.  Really.]