Fox News, in their infinite journalistic wisdom, (and apparently by accident,) used a same-sex couple’s wedding photo to illustrate an anti-equality anti-feminism op-ed by a conservative author. This is a story that you really need to follow closely to grasp its full karmic, delicious beauty.
The photo is pretty well-known. It’s of Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur, enjoying their first kiss as a married couple — the first same-sex couple to be married at the Empire State Building last year.
And if that’s not enough, the column is written by Suzanne Venker, who, it turns out, is the niece of the supreme mother of the anti-feminism movement herself, Phyllis Schlafly.
The image itself is actually embedded in a video of an interview Venker gave to Fox News.
The column, titled, “To be happy, we must admit women and men aren’t ‘equal’,” is filled with mumbo-jumbo anti-women anti-equality anti-feminism comments like:
As products of divorce, the modern generation has few role models for lasting love. That alone is a problem. But young women have an added burden: they’ve been raised in a society that eschews marriage. They’ve been taught instead to honor sex, singlehood and female empowerment.
Not sure what planet Venker is living on, but modern American society doesn’t “eschew marriage,” it honors marriage by placing it where it belongs: as one of many choices available to an increasingly diverse society. Why should everyone be forced into marriage by the age of 21? Or 31? Or 41? Or ever?
Venker laments as “palpable… the idea that women don’t need men or marriage.”
Feminism didn’t result in equality between the sexes – it resulted in mass confusion.
Today, men and women have no idea who’s supposed to do what.
We know little girls love their dolls and boys just want to kick that ball.
Sometimes, there is justice, and sometimes, it comes in the form of a beautiful same-sex couple’s first kiss as a legally married couple.
Hat tip: Gawker
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