If there were theme music for Fox & Friends, it would be "let's do the time warp again" as it's clear that this happy chat show truly wants to bring us back in time to when women's happiness was secondary to that of their husbands. But women have come a long way, baby, and that doesn't set well with the American right who see feminism as the reason why women are so uppity. So as the echo chamber for these backward time travelers, Fox & Friends hosts feminist bashers like Suzanne Venker who thinks that because of the influence of those man hating feminist bitches, women are not being properly submissive to their husbands. In a effort to teach you gals how to behave properly, Fox & Friends has also glommed onto the "Princeton Mom" who thinks women should go to college to find a husband and then settle down into a life of domesticity. This morning, she was on the curvy couch for more feminist bashing and good advice on how to please your man!
Fox & Friends is on a roll with the feminst bashing. Last week, they featured two segments in which they claimed that feminists, who protested a men's rights conference, were the ones who were being intolerant. Meanwhile, in the real world, the group sponsoring the gathering, Voice for Men, is considered a misogynistic organization for its bashing of women and it's belief, articulated at the conference, that women who say they have been raped are making it up or were really asking for it. Suzanne Venker appeared in one of the segments during which bashed feminists for being a bunch of nasty man haters.
This morning, in keeping with the anti-feminist meme, the curvy couch crew hosted the infamous "Princeton Mom," Susan Patton who, when last on the show, was part of an anti-feminist freak out over a hoax hashtag which appeared to make feminists look like man haters. (As far as I know, Fox & Friends has not done a subsequent correction). On today's segment, we ventured even further into Patton's bizarro world in which women need to be more respectful of their husbands. Obviously, "antagonistic" feminists were targeted as those who are keeping women from doing their wifely duties. Fasten your seatbelts because you're in for a wild ride.
The first part of the discussion was how women are treating their husbands, as Doocy reflected, "like doormats." In reacting to a Sunday segment in which the topic was about how to make your wife happy, Patton said that if this were turned around to reflect how to make your husband happy it would "be all oh my god, it would be outrage." Brian Kilmeade said "thank you." Patton advised women to ask their husbands "how was your day, can I make you a drink? What would you like for dinner? What can I do that will make your evening more enjoyble?" The chyron framed Fox's message: "The Good Wife, How To Keep Your Husband Happy."
To Kilmeade's question of why women aren't doing this, Steve Doocy asked "is this feminism." Patton, of course agreed, because "we have overcorrected" from the time when women's concerns weren't important" and now "it's all about women's priorities..." Kilmeade said "right," as Patton opined that "women have been so emboldened by these antagonistic feminists that they have lost sight of the fact that this is the man you married." The chyron would have made Beaver's mom proud: "Husband appreciation, sage advice for women." Patton, in pimping her book, "Marry Smart," advised us gals to "hold on to that marriage" and "don't think that divorce is an option." (Patton is divorced).
So, ladies, it's not about you. If you had a hard day, you need to STFU and try to make hubby happy. Welcome to 19th century Fox!
Does she consider how truly different her own life would’ve been if she’d taken her own advice back then and gotten married young? Does she believe that all she really needed from life was that “MRS” degree and to pop out a few babies and live happily ever after? And how would she have reacted when she discovered her “Mr Right”—several years into the “happy” marriage—was cheating on her and they got a divorce? She’d be there raising a couple of young kids and probably having to take a part-time job at some minimum wage place to help make ends meet (I’m pretty sure that, if I were the divorce judge, I wouldn’t make the husband pay more than a token amount of alimony once I heard that she quit college to get married—unless she’d had the foresight to make some agreement where once he’d finished school and the kids were raised that he’d pay for her to go back to school, but, you know, when you’re head over heels in love, you don’t tend to think about things like that).