Suzanne Venker - The War on Men
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August 30, 2013
Suzanne Venker has written extensively about politics, parenting, and the influence of feminism on American society for more than a decade. In her former life, she was a middle/high school teacher. Suzanne is the author of three books-How to Choose a Husband and Make Peace With Marriage (February 2013), The Flipside of Feminism (2011), and 7 Myths of Working Mothers (2004)- and one Kindle single: The War on Men (February 2013). She is also on the board of directors at The Center for Marriage Policy. She is a regular guest on The John Gibson Radio Show and a frequent contributor to Fox News. Her work has been published in the New York Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Parents.com, Human Events, and many others. She has appeared on The View, Fox & Friends, Fox's former Dayside with Linda Vester, ABCNews.com, CNN with Carol Lin, C-Span, and Canadian and Australian news outletsas well as hundreds of radio shows throughout the country. In this interview, we'll discuss The War on Men. Suzanne talks about how over the last four decades, America has witnessed a profound change in marriage and gender relations. As a result, women pursue independence in a way that was previŽously unimaginable. In addition, technological advances and an economic boom have changed the way people live, work, and communicate. Suzanne explains how modern feminism, with its relentless talk of hapless housewives, female empowerment, and gender role reversal, has severed the bond between the sexes, pitting men and women against one another. She addresses the myth of gender equality. We'll talk about how men today have no respect for women and vice versa. Marriage has turned into a competition rather than a partnership and dating is defunct. She points out how young children and demanding careers are incompatible as women today outsource the care of their children. Today's modern woman wraps her identity up in her job rather than her family. She discusses how insulting it is to suggest that all women lived miserable lives previous to the feminist movement. Yet today the majority of women still choose family and marriage over work. Later, she talks about a mind shift to end the war on men.