A Fox News segment on Thursday advised wives who want a successful marriage to be more compliant to their husbands.
In what Media Matters called “one of Fox News’ most sexist segments ever to air,” author Suzanne Venker explained that a man is responsible for taking control of the relationship, from asking for the first date to proposing marriage.
“In that natural state, a woman is much more receptive to your energy,” she opined. “And I think that what happens over time after you’ve been married a really long time — especially once kids come into the picture — is women get into this mode of sort of micromanaging everything.”
“And that’s all fine but if they don’t switch over into ‘wife mode,’ kind of back where they were when you started, I think the relationship begins to deteriorate.”
“So the beta becomes an alpha, and then the man becomes confused, and maybe she should be the beta?” Fox News host Steve Doocy offered.
And if you are bringing the alpha energy to the table, and he’s an alpha by nature because he’s got all the testosterone, you’re going to be like two bulls in a china shop, right? And then if you want him to be the more feminine person in the relationship, I guess you could do that, but that usually doesn’t work for most people because women are naturally feminine.
Venker, who is the daughter of anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly, advised women to provide their husbands with “softness instead hardness, happiness instead of anger, being more compliant and less dictatorial — basically not telling him what to do.”
She added that wives should avoid characteristics like “nagging, perfectionist, telling what he’s doing wrong.”
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Feb. 9, 2017.
Louisiana Democrat re-elected governor — despite Trump’s rallies for the Republican candidate
The Associated Press has called the Lousiana's governor's race for incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards.
Edwards triumphed over Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who called to concede.
The outcome is another major political loss for President Donald Trump, who had held multiple campaign rallies for Rispone.
During his most recent rally, Trump begged the crowd to give him a "big win" in the election.
Eddie Rispone has conceded the #lagov race to Gov. John Bel Edwards, giving the Democrat four more years in ruby red Louisiana despite Trump’s best efforts to flip the seat. Edwards camp says Rispone called minutes ago to concede. #lagov #lalege
Press secretary says it is ‘dangerous for the country’ to question whether she is putting out honest info
Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was "dangerous for the country" for anyone to challenge the veracity of her claims.
Grisham made her argument after President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for an unannounced doctor's visit, resulting in a great deal of speculation.
Following the visit, Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" -- a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.
Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report
Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.
"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.