It must be our lucky weekend, single ladies—finally we have Fox to thank for sorting out why we’re inadequate, clueless, and hopeless! It’s because—you guessed it—no husbands. Damn, I knew there was something I forgot to put in that last Amazon order.
So here it is: Suzanne Venker, founder of an illustrious organization called Women for Men, wrote a piece for Fox’s website on Friday called “Why Women Still Need Husbands.” To save you the sick-to-your-stomach feeling that just grows as you read more of it, here are the highlights:
Financial independence is a great thing, but you can’t take your paycheck to bed with you. And there’s nothing empowering about being beholden to an employer when what you really want is to have a baby. That’s dependency of a different sort.
‘Round and ’round we go, asking how women can gain more control over their lives. How can they spend more time with their children? How can they make time for exercise or even a social life? How can they keep their houses in order and still have time to cook? The answer is obvious.
Lean on your husband.
Whew! Thank goodness Venker is here to help. Well, for those Fox friends for whom reading the text would be too much of a chore, Venker followed up with an interview Friday, which was so full of necessary wisdom that the hosts brought her back Sunday morning. Clayton Morris, Sunday host, was so excited to have her on that it made his Twitter:[box type=”shadow”]
Clayton Morris @ClaytonMorris Save the husbands! Why women still need them. Thank you Suzanne for writing this piece.[/box]
Yes, thanks indeed! In the Friday segment, Venker make the point that
When polled, dads overwhelming prefer full-time work, and moms overwhelmingly prefer flexibility or part-time work!
This was so scientifically compelling that it caused Fox to run a caption across the screen that read: MEN HARDWIRED TO BE PROVIDERS. Because, clearly, society’s expectations that women, working or no, will take care of a child’s medical appointments, teacher conferences, shoe shopping, and nose wiping could not explain women’s statistical preference to telecommute.
In any case, Venker has the answers:
So why not let husbands bring home the bulk of the bacon so women can have the balanced lives they seek? There’s no way to be a wife, a mother and a full-time employee and still create balance. But you can have balance by depending on a husband who works full-time and year-round.
Watch the fun for yourself right here: