Oh Fox News, always a great source of entertainment (frustration), if not news. Yesterday Suzanne Venker, niece of Phyllis Schlafly (who denies the existence of marital rape and endorsed Todd Akin), wrote an article for Fox called “The War on Men.” In it she states that the battle of the sexes is indeed very alive, but not for the reasons that we all think. In fact not even in favor of the gender we assume. That’s right, according to Ms. Venker the battle of the sexes is being won by women all because “women aren’t women anymore.” Women have messed up the natural order of things and have become too powerful, therefore emasculating men and driving them away. I’d love to go further but I can’t stop banging my head against the wall.
Instead read these awesome responses:
- Women need to stay home and serve men, says woman who makes a career out of telling other women not to have careers. (Feministe)
- RE: ‘The War on Men’ (I Am Progressive)
- How to write a trend piece on gender relations for Fox News (Feministing)
- Arming Yourself for the War on Men You Didn’t Even Know You Were Fighting (Jezebel)
And as a bonus the real reason men and women aren’t getting married (had me in stitches!): The War On Men AND Women