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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:10 PM

Did anyone else see this Suzanne Venker person on The View just now?

She was peddling some claptrap book she's written about women need to pretend more to be a little helpless so we don't scare the menfolk. She pushes the idea that feminism did not free women and that women are waging a "war on men." I googled her and her aunt is Phyllis Schafly. Limbaugh apparently is a fan of hers.

Whoopi pointed out to her that women started raising their daughters to be independent after the 1950s women found themselves abandoned and having to learn about how to attend to the business end of the household. She tried to introduce the notion that not all women can count on a good partner in life. This woman just has no understanding of anything beyond some 1950s style of living in which the "little woman" is not an equal. She also didn't really address the need for second incomes in homes now. Just avoided that subject entirely.

I bring this to your attention because she will become the next generation's "Schafly," if given a pass. Rush's "feminazi" crap has become harsh and threatening and has been hammered on by men. What better way to slip the message in on women that with a bland looking female making the same arguments of "don't you worry your pretty little head, darlin' "?

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Reply Did anyone else see this Suzanne Venker person on The View just now? (Original post)
Skidmore Dec 2012 OP
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #1
newfie11 Dec 2012 #2
Skidmore Dec 2012 #3
niyad Dec 2012 #4
niyad Dec 2012 #5
Carolina Dec 2012 #6
abelenkpe Dec 2012 #7
narnian60 Dec 2012 #8
HangOnKids Dec 2012 #11
lunatica Dec 2012 #9
LiveNudePolitics Dec 2012 #10

Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:23 PM

1. Sigh ...

I actually feel sorry for these folks ... Their lives must be just so miserible.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:23 PM

2. Really are men that insecure

Trying to make themselves look good by running down women. Typical bully attitude.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:27 PM

3. What men? I'm talking about an ignorant woman

who's stuck in the 1950s cultural norms and who is trying to pass this off to women so they can keep their men now.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:32 PM

4. oh, it actually is a woman, then? having heard about her op-ed piece about how women

need to be subservient to men, I assumed it was actually some reichwing, woman-hating male in disguise.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:33 PM

5. helen van andelin, marabel morgan and now this twit.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:37 PM

6. Then she

and Laura Ingraham and Ann Coultergeist and all the rest of the right wing harpies who preach this nonsense should go home and stay home for their men folk... if they have them (LOL).

Unfortunately, we older women learned that you have to be able to take care of yourself because in the real world, as you so aptly pointed out, you cannot depend on a husband to do so. Also since Reagan, the economy practically demands 2 incomes.

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Response to Carolina (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:44 PM

7. The economy does demand two incomes

and this woman is out of touch with the views of both men and women under age 50. She will be ignored as out of touch as she should be.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:51 PM

8. Make that under 60 (& probably under 70)!

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:56 PM

11. She Is Most Likely Married To Someone Who Allows Her To Live Sweet

And thinks that is the norm. Surrounded by other women who live the same life. I have a half sister who is shocked when restaurants are empty when she takes us out to dinner. She has NO clue what people are going through and she does not care to explore why.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:54 PM

9. She sounds like she's the Female Anti-Feminist branch of the Tea Party

Just like her aunt, Schafly, she writes books and makes money on her own, just like any other self-respecting Feminist but she wants to preach to women on how they should not make money on their own and learn how to be clingy and needy so a man will take care of them.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:56 PM

10. I have a feeling

that the kind of woman who buys this book, and the line of hooey Venker's pitching, are also big Ann Romney fans, and followers of relationship advice books, like "the Rules". Makes you tired, just wondering what the hell is wrong with them, are they self hating, or just super programmed from birth?

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