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Fox News Unwittingly Uses Picture of Lesbian Brides to Show You How to Choose A Husband

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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Fox News Unwittingly Uses Picture of Lesbian Brides to Show You How to Choose A Husband

Fri, 2013-02-08 19:26

An article on FoxNews.com advocating traditional gender roles to help women "choose a husband and make peace with marriage," inadvertently used a picture of two lesbian brides to illustrate its point. 

The article, written by Suzanne Venker and titled "To Be Happy, We Must Admit Women and Men Aren't Equal," argues that feminism has dangerously perpetuated "the idea that women don't need men or marriage." Venker contends that this has resulted in a society where women indefinitely postpone marriage, until their biological clocks start ticking and they try to lock a boyfriend into a marriage. The author goes further to say that feminism and modern ideals of women's empowerment have turned marriage into a "competitive sport."

Venker gets downright ballsy when she contends that "feminism didn't result in equality between the sexes — it resulted in mass confusion."

Speaking of mass confusion, check out this screenshot of the article's headline:

Apparently, neither Venker, nor anyone at Fox News, noticed that the gorgeous couple kissing in wedded bliss atop the Empire State Building is actually lesbian couple Stephanie and Lela Figarelle. You can read all about their big gay — and legal — wedding on Valentine's day last year in this feature from Huffington Post. Along with a gay male couple, the brides were among the first same-sex couples to wed atop the iconic building after New York legalized marriage equality in 2011. 

So, Ms. Venker, go ahead and take your traditional gender roles… and stick them where the sun don't shine... and where we're sure you could clearly use some attention. Love and equality will always win. 

A major hat-tip to former SheWired and Advocate intern Camille Beredjick for the heads-up on this hilarious mixup. It brightened up our Friday. 

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Just to help out http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/alaska-women-stephanie-fi_n_1276208.html

This huffpost^^^ article is almost a year old.. it is about the two women in the picture above for their wedding in the empire state building. They are from Alaska


BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! That is so funny! *gasps for breath*

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SilverSterling
by MrsSilverusSnape on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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I saw this on Facebook this morning and it made my day.. not that its saying much about my day lol

candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Easy mistake, looks like a man and a woman.

ashellbell
by shellbark on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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How hard would it have been for them to, I don't know, look at the names of the couple marrying? Ya know, checking their facts?


Quoting candlegal:

Easy mistake, looks like a man and a woman.


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ittybit2012
by Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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That's hilarious. Goes to show that they need to get their shit together and find the source for their pictures.
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sillytime
by Bronze Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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Lol awesome! They look like a beautiful couple!
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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM


Quoting candlegal:

Easy mistake, looks like a man and a woman.

If you click on a link in the article.. it actually shows the picture has been used before, in an article for the wedding of these two women. 

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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Facts... Fox news uses facts?? really??

Quoting ashellbell:

How hard would it have been for them to, I don't know, look at the names of the couple marrying? Ya know, checking their facts?


Quoting candlegal:

Easy mistake, looks like a man and a woman.



Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:27 AM

 Wow

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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This isn't all that surprising.

They are famous for failing to check things out prior to printing it. 

But it is funny.

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:31 AM
LOL
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