Author Suzanne Venker sparked a firestorm recently, when she published an article on the Fox News opinion page saying that “women aren’t women anymore, and now the men have nowhere to go.”
Explaining her views about the new battle of the sexes as it relates to marriage and modern relationships, Venker began the piece by citing a recent Pew Research study that found:
The share of women aged 18 to 34 who count a successful marriage as one of the most important priorities in their lives has risen 9 percent since 1997 – from 28 percent to 37 percent. For men, the opposite occurred, dropping from 35 percent to 29 percent.
“But what if the dearth of good men, and ongoing battle of the sexes, is – hold on to your seats – women’s fault?” Venker, who has written about feminism influences on American society, wrote.
At the heart of Venker‘s research is her belief that today’s men have lost their desire to get married because they believe women aren’t women anymore.
Under Venker’s theory, women are angry and defensive, and they have been raised to think of men as the enemy.
Men, on the other hand, have become resentful and fed up, Venker said. Men don’t want to compete with women; they want to take care of them. It’s in their DNA to want to provide, but the modern woman has been taught by feminists not to let them, Venker’s theory goes.
The author’s assertions have caused a predictable stir, even among the staff of the Fox News network, known for its attractive, smart, sexy – and leggy – women.
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