A Wednesday Fox & Friends segment asserted that chivalry is dead because "confused" women killed it.
Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt on Wednesday highlighted a Fox News op-ed by anti-feminist author Suzanne Venker, who claims women are responsible for the death of chivalry.
According to Venker, men abandoned chivalry because women insist on equality: "I can do it myself, I'm strong enough, you don't need to hold the door open for me, you don't need to pay my way."
"After so many years of hearing that, my argument is that men have effectively said, 'Okay, you said you don't want it so I guess I'm not supposed to do it. If I do it, you're going to be insulted.' So, they're really lost and confused about what it is that women want. And I think women are just as confused because they've been sold this message that chivalry is bad somehow when of course it is not at all."
Democratic strategist Wendy Osefo argued that the concept of chivalry had "evolved."
"It means that men have to rise to the occasion to meet us where we are," she said. "Chivalry is not dead in the essence of we don't want men to open doors for us, but what we are saying is you have to handle us and you have to handle our full-time job as well."
Venker blamed the "40-year experiment" in feminism for making men and women "confused and lost."
"What women specifically are confused about is men," she opined. "And how it is in their DNA to provide and protect women. That is who they are, that is their identity. And we've essentially ripped it out of them and they've become unmoored. I mean, if you don't let them do what's in them to do, you're going to disrupt that dance."
Watch the video below from Fox News.