Suzanne Venker is the niece of Anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly. If you are not aware, Schlafly is the reason Americans don’t have constitutional protection against gender discrimination. Her Stop ERA campaign was successful and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has not yet been enshrined into the Constitution.
Schlafly’s niece, Venker, recognized there was money to be made in the business of hypocrisy and used her famous aunt’s name to write a bunch of books which paint men as the victims of the evil feminazis. She’s a hypocrite because she utilizes the very platform feminists created for her to spout her anti-feminist bullshit.
Her recent Fox column is chock-full of shaming, and she describes why she thinks the marriage rate in America has declined:
What gives? Why are [American] men and men abroad avoiding the altar in spades?
I won’t call her a fuddy-duddy. I’ll call her an uptight hypocrite who makes a living by shaming women who fight for equality of the sexes and who enjoy a roll in the hay whenever they want – LIKE MEN DO.
Venker is a big fan of citing sitcoms, where the husbands behave like idiots, as the model of every American marriage:
“What’s left of it, that is. In the span of just a few decades, America has demoted men from respected providers and protectors of the family to superfluous buffoons. Today’s sitcoms and commercials routinely paint a portrait of the idiot husband whose wife is smarter and more capable than he.”
She goes on to say: “There was a time when wives respected their husbands. There was a time when wives took care of their husbands as they expected their husbands to take care of them.
Or perhaps therein lies the rub. If women no longer expect or even want men to “take care of” them — since women can do everything men can do and better, thank you very much, feminism — perhaps the flipside is the assumption that women don’t need to take care of husbands, either. And if no one’s taking care of anyone, why the hell marry?”
Venker suggests that children are the reason women choose marriage and says that women “nab” the best guy they can find – one who they’re currently sleeping with – and then the evil feminazis convince the poor unsuspecting angels from Heaven men to marry them. After these women get what they want – marriage – they file for divorce. And she says men are catching on! “Men know all too well that women initiate the vast majority of divorces...” and then the poor, innocent men are left to wonder what the hell happened. Awwwwwww. 🙁
Interestingly, she complained that women are granted custody when married couples who have children get divorced, and she uses that as another example of why men don’t want to get married anymore. Perhaps Venker might want to look into supporting the new movement to ratify the ERA – since it would prevent gender discrimination and all. . . just a thought.
Side note: A while back, Venker penned an open letter to yours truly, and she tried her very best to explain that feminists are the downfall of everything. This paragraph was in response to me calling her a hypocrite for enjoying the very platform feminists paved for her:
“There have always been women who didn’t do what society expected of them, and they were free to do so. If feminism is the reason for successful women, how do you explain women like Julia Child? Or Amelia Earhart? Or Virginia Apgar, the physician who developed the five-feature Apgar Score System in 1952? Or Margaret Wise Brown, who authored more than 100 children’s books before her death in 1952?”
Um – I think she answered her own question. FEMINISM is how you explain the success of these women. Feminism, despite a patriarchal system where women enjoy less rights than men.
Venker even managed to insult men who are not macho, control freaks. She wrote: “That’s called a marriage, Kimberley. I’d suggest you try it on for size sometime; but I’m afraid your feminist attitude would scare away any decent Alpha male. Perhaps you could marry a Metrosexual—he may be more your type.”
Oh, she really got me there. BlahF**kingBlah. How would a feminist scare away a big, strong alpha male anyway?