As yet another attack on feminism as the “wussification” of America, Fox & Friends this morning presented Australian author Nick Adams who fear mongered that the trend is not only “very dangerous” to men but a threat to national security. I kid you not.
Fox & Friends hosts loved Adams’ message so much they didn’t need any proof he was right
Co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Clayton Morris fawned over Adams and took his every word as truth, without asking for any studies or evidence.
When Adams claimed that going “from wrestling with crocodiles to wrestling with lattes” is having an “adverse effect” on men, Hasselbeck laughed appreciatively. “Is this in direct relation to feminism on the rise?” she prompted asked.
Sure enough, Adams thought so. He said, “It is feminism, and basically what feminism has delivered is angry women and feminine men. …From the left, from the politically correct, we have all these attacks on men.”
A banner on the screen read, “LET GUYS BE GUYS.”
Morris said Adams had summed it up “nicely” in an interview when he said, “All aspects of male culture have been called into question, whether it’s gathering around on a Sunday afternoon to watch football with a few friends, whether it is going to the range and shooting some guns, whether it’s just being a male, has now been really made suspect.” On the screen, the rest of the quote played out: “That is a very dangerous thing. We see it coming from all levels of society. We see it coming from the government; we see it coming from the feminists.”
Hasselbeck and guest took the feminist bashing to a whole new level
OK, maybe you and I find this sort of neanderthalism regressive and offensive. But we’re kind of used to attacks on feminism as bad for society on Fox. But then Hasselbeck and Adams deliberately fear mongered that feminism is an actual threat to our safety.
HASSELBECK: Do you see this affecting national security? How a nation operates in terms of being a strong presence globally?
ADAMS: Absolutely, without a doubt. I think it has wide-ranging implications. Weeps and wussies deliver mediocrity. And men win. And what America’s always been about is winning. So I think it’s pivotal to the health of the country.
Later, Hasselbeck asked if Australia had the same problems. When Adams said they did, she gushed, “We’re working on it together!"
I find it amusing how Elisabeth Hasselbeck has changed her views to agree with the ones who sign her paycheck. When she was on “The View” she would have disagreed strongly with Adams views. Ha! The hypocrisy is almost palpable.
I agree withThx4 Fish that this is just another round of crap to throw out against a possible Clinton presidency run.
You hate for the remote control to be touched by anyone else except you.
Nobody stops telling a good dirty joke when you walk into the room.
You can watch a game in silence with you buddy for hours without ever thinking “He must be mad at me.”
You can kill your own food.
If another guy shows up at the party in the same shirt, you might become lifelong buddies.
You know that the world is your urinal.
Old friends don’t give you crap if you’ve lost or gained weight or notice your new haircut.
If you retain water, it’s in a canteen.
And finally, you truly believe every woman wants you. Those that don’t are obviously a lesbian.
Adams talked about Sunday afternoon football (presumably the US version) and whined that “feminism” is causing a “wussification” of men? This, coming from a man from a country which has a form of football (Australian rules football) in which 4 20-minute quarters are played by men who wear no padding (Aussie rules “uniforms” are essentially sleeveless t-shirts and shorts) and no helmets. In addition to Aussie Rules Football, the country also participates in rugby (of which there are two varities with similar rules), another sport in which the players participate in the game with NO type of “protective equipment” (in fact, the “uniforms” are basically the same sleeveless t-shirts and shorts) and also play for 80-minutes (two 40-minute halves).
Maybe Mr Adams can talk about the wussification of his own country since American-style football has been increasing in popularity over the past few decades. You just gotta imagine that real Aussie men, used to seeing players wearing no protection and not having time outs for seemingly every little thing (oops, a player’s down and not getting up—better stop the game to check him out; Aussie football and rugby simply take enough time to get the man off the field without all the wussy Yank lollygagging) must wonder why people bother with “gridiron” (the Aussie term for American-style football).
There’s just so much material in that one statement.
Firstly, “Weeps & Wussies” sounds like a great name for a C&W band, doesn’t it?
But why do un-manly creatures like Adams work so hard to promote their masculinity? This guy is just a scared little creature desperately trying to fool himself and those unfortunate enough to be around him.