I am not a consistent viewer of Fox news. I tend to just watch clips like the one below when the newscasters say stuff that is so outrageous that it ends up on Youtube or Jon Stewart.
OK. Breathe. You have just witnessed one of the many reasons we still need feminism. You may be in shock.
I love how they are just picking two events and assuming that they are correlated. The rise of the female professional and the decline of marriage… never mind that people are living longer and are faced with spending even longer with their spouses; cast aside the fact that divorce is socially acceptable unlike decades ago when it was frowned upon. Damn those people that want to get out of a shitty marriage, they should stay miserable for the rest of their lives.
And of course they mention abortions. I think its in their contract to bring up abortions. Yes, I will admit, we feminists just want to kill babies, castrate men and become the sole bread winners. You caught us Lou. In all seriousness, the 54 million abortions that have occurred (not sure how factual this is..) have prevented population overgrowth that in the very economy they are worried about, would only be suffering. That’s 54 million extra people to find jobs for. Not to mention, the mothers and fathers of these “abortion victims” who would have had a much different future.
Ah science. How convenient that this conservative gentleman is using science as a part of his argument. With my tiny female brain, I can think of at least three species of animals where the female is dominant, but that is irrelevant. We are talking about humans. Yes, men are physically stronger, but as I have discussed before, masculinity and femininity are social constructs. It is because traditional values enforce these constructs that our society is “in trouble”. Sexual assault and violence against women? Its men being dominant as they were taught; low rates of female politicians and CEO’s? Nice girls don’t go into those fields, its not proper.
Looking at the traditional nuclear family, it certainly has changed in recent years. I was raised by a working mother and I turned out OK, as did most of my friends. Single mothers and fathers do OK as well. But perhaps what they are most worried about is, shall I say it, homosexual families? Gasp! Children need a mother and a father, Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve, yada yada. These arguments are invalid. The gender of one’s parents doesn’t affect how they are raised but instead rely on general parenting. Adolf Hitler had a stay at home mother and a father who worked, and look how he turned out…..
Below are some videos that demonstrate the eradication of the traditional family…beware: