Fox News columnist’s “War on Men” opinion article is outrageous

Published by adviser, Author: Carly Masiroff - FMLA, Date: November 29, 2012

I love opening up Google Currents (my online news source) and reading a headline that has to do with me. “Me?” you might ask. Yes me.

As you have read in my columns before, I declare myself a feminist. I am not usually one for labels, but that one seems to fit just right. Remember what I have taught you before; we are not man-haters. Well, Fox News is saying that notion is incorrect.

Suzanne Venker, a Fox News opinion columnist, wrote a piece this week entitled “The War on Men.” Now as some of you might imagine, I was intrigued. Last time I checked, women were the ones who were lower on the totem pole, but hey, maybe Suzanne knows something I don’t. So, I read the article.

It started off as most Fox News pieces start, women want to get married, have kids and just be “women.” Blah, Blah, Suzanne we have heard it all before. Then she shot her first arrow. Suzanne says, “For the first time in history, women have become the majority of the U.S. workforce and they’re also getting most of the college degrees.” Now, because there are more women than men in this country—this might sound accurate, but here is the part she failed to mention, a woman with a college degree will make less money on average than a man without a high school diploma.

But, I gave her the benefit of a doubt and I kept reading. Then, the second arrow hit my heart. “Women aren’t women anymore.” Dah! Suzanne, where are you going with this nonsense? She says that women are just angry all the time because there are just no “marriageable men” out there anymore. “They,” the feminists, have defeated men. This leaves men to just give up. They don’t have to be worshipped anymore, right?
If it couldn’t get any better, she brings it home. “It’s all so unfortunate – for women, not men. Feminism serves men very well: they can have sex at hello and even live with their girlfriends with no responsibilities whatsoever.”
Oh dear Suzanne, where to start?
Where in the definition of feminism does it say we give it out easy and will do all the chores around the house, while working, cooking and taking care of our wonderful men?
For those of you reading this, the definition of feminism is easy: one who wants equality for all. Why is that so bad? And how is that going to “war” with men? The thing that I find hilarious is what happens when feminists are — wait for it — male?! Do men wage a war on men?
I leave you with this, when watching television, reading news sources, or talking to someone at Rocky’s, please inform them or yourself for that matter, “the” feminists are not the evil in the world. We are just everyday people, doing what we can to help civil rights become norms in our society.


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