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

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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. 

SOURCE

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*

by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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maciymommieof3
by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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LOL  I said the same thing...ha

Quoting Raintree:

lol..

Oh Fox "news"...


TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Well, it isn't like it's obvious from the photo.  The facade of being a man is certainly there, though I'm sure it would be obvious close up or full face. 

It's isn't funny at all, that people are so confused today.

TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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No kidding.  It's not like it's clearly two women standing in wedding dresses.  This person looks enough like a man at a distance to be convincing in a photo.

Quoting candlegal:

Easy mistake, looks like a man and a woman.


 

TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

 

No, it isn't obvious in this small shot.  Maybe if you followed through, enlarged the photo or something, it might be. 

The one on the left is dressed as a man, so clearly that is the intended impression and the first impression of anyone just glancing at the photo. 

Quoting SilverSterling:

I knew it was 2 woman without even needing to check... Its OBVIOUSE to anyone with half a brain.. Then again that explains why Fox didn't notice and why a few on here missed it as well


 

tambrathegreat
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Bwahahahahaha!  Oh... Bwahahahahaha!

brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM


No one ever says, "They made a mistake!" Hahahahahaha. Well maybe some people would.

But that isn't what makes it funny. What makes it funny is that they used a photo of two women being married to promote "traditional roles".

I imagine someone had to do this on purpose as well. I doubt that couple have their picture in a stock picture folder somewhere. Someone had to find that picture and Upload as either a practical joke, or a political prank.

It's decently funny.

Quoting TranquilMind:

Well, it isn't like it's obvious from the photo.  The facade of being a man is certainly there, though I'm sure it would be obvious close up or full face. 

It's isn't funny at all, that people are so confused today.



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TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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 I see the irony of this photo being used.  I just don't think it's funny that the pretense of being a man caused the mistake. 

If it were two women wearing dresses, or even a woman with another woman wearing a tux who wasn't trying to look like a man (like, say, Ellen Degeneres, who is still pretty identifiable as a woman, though her looks have changed dramatically in the past 20 years), this mistake wouldn't be possible. 


Quoting brookiecookie87:

 

No one ever says, "They made a mistake!" Hahahahahaha. Well maybe some people would.

But that isn't what makes it funny. What makes it funny is that they used a photo of two women being married to promote "traditional roles".

I imagine someone had to do this on purpose as well. I doubt that couple have their picture in a stock picture folder somewhere. Someone had to find that picture and Upload as either a practical joke, or a political prank.

It's decently funny.

Quoting TranquilMind:

Well, it isn't like it's obvious from the photo.  The facade of being a man is certainly there, though I'm sure it would be obvious close up or full face. 

It's isn't funny at all, that people are so confused today.

 

 


 

Lizard_Lina
by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM
They do actually. Ya know those drone bases that all the news stations but fox wouldn't report? Shocking there are four drone bases....


Quoting Sekirei:

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.





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SilverSterling
by MrsSilverusSnape on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Actually it is Quite Obvious in the small picture which is the first one I saw on Facebook and here.. your right the bigger Picture is even easier to tell but for anyone with half a damn brain and any limited knowledge of male features would have noticed 3 obvious missing things on the face and neck to be a man. Even at a simple glance my 4yr knew it was a girl and not a boy because she asked me why the GIRLS were kissing.... So if a 4yr can figure it out (this is the small picture i am talking about) Grown ups should have been able to figure it out too.. But thanks for point out how many can miss the OBVIOUS.

Quoting TranquilMind:


No, it isn't obvious in this small shot.  Maybe if you followed through, enlarged the photo or something, it might be. 

The one on the left is dressed as a man, so clearly that is the intended impression and the first impression of anyone just glancing at the photo. 

Quoting SilverSterling:

I knew it was 2 woman without even needing to check... Its OBVIOUSE to anyone with half a brain.. Then again that explains why Fox didn't notice and why a few on here missed it as well




Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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Quoting TranquilMind:

Well, it isn't like it's obvious from the photo.  The facade of being a man is certainly there, though I'm sure it would be obvious close up or full face. 

It's isn't funny at all, that people are so confused today.

What is damn funny is that they didn't bother to pay attention to where the picture came from. The photo is linked to the huffpost article about gay marriage, plus a few other articles about... gay marriage. 

It is not rocket science to figure out.

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