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Friday, August 25, 2006

I'm happier when my man provides for me. Really!

By now EVERYONE knows about The Forbes Article, right? I speak of the one that advises men against marrying career women. I read it, it pissed me off, and I went on with my life.

Then I found this baby on Think Progress:

Fox News Host On Sexist Forbes Article: ‘Do You Know Where This Comes From? Women.’. In a classic 'blame the victim' move, this asshole (host Michael Jerrick) says women are the cause of this whole issue.

Here's some of the transcript of the conversation between Jerrick and his co-host, who is female.

JERRICK: But do you know where this comes from? Women. He took it from this study out of this research journal. And do you know what that study said? Women, no matter what they say, deep down inside and how much money they have and how great a job they have, they are happier if the husband is the main bread winner. It starts with women. They’re happier —

HUDDY: Are they going to start blaming us for this?

JERRICK: They’re happier.

HUDDY: That’s ridiculous.

JERRICK: We want to keep you happy.

HUDDY: Well — I don’t know what else to say about that except–

JERRICK: Oh, she’s mad.

My favorite part is at the end where he devalues his co-host's opinions with a silly dismissal: "Oh, she's mad."

With the news as it is these days, it takes a lot to actually raise my blood pressure and piss me off. This did it. Even though I see it constantly, it still blows my mind to witness such blatant sexism (or homophobia, or racism, or etc) presented to the public without the batting of an eye.


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