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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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SilverSterling
by MrsSilverusSnape on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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Darling when a 4yr can look at a small version of the picture and figure it its 2 girls with no prompting then Rocket Science is not something Fox is capable of.. Common sense is not something this group is capable of.

Quoting Sekirei:

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.


FrogSalad
by Sooze on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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Unintentionally awesome.

chloedee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:05 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.

Oh, it's quite funny that Fox News is so evidently confused about the concepts of "journalism", which includes "checking your sources" while claiming to be a legitimate source. 

This was the first female same sex couple to marry at the Empire State building, not some random stock photo image. Would have been very easy to verify. 

godsgirl26
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:06 PM
I she was a man.

Quoting TranquilMind:

 


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.




 

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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Sorry, I stopped believing them after a few reports they did while my husband was deployed.. they are nothing but liars

Quoting Lizard_Lina:

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.






Lizard_Lina
by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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Except, again, they were the only ones reporting about the drones, and now all of a sudden everyone's shocked that there are drone bases, but fox is still full of it... Just an example *eyeroll*


Quoting Sekirei:

Sorry, I stopped believing them after a few reports they did while my husband was deployed.. they are nothing but liars

Quoting Lizard_Lina:

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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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:49 PM
Wouldn't Fox News need to have permission to use the image?
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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:51 PM


Quoting LauraKW:

Wouldn't Fox News need to have permission to use the image?

You would think... though, I am wondering, if it was an image for another article that it is fair game

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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Maybe there isn't a copyright? I'm honestly not that knowledgeable on the matter. *shock and awe that I admit I don't know something*

Quoting Sekirei:


Quoting LauraKW:

Wouldn't Fox News need to have permission to use the image?

You would think... though, I am wondering, if it was an image for another article that it is fair game

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12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM


Funny how Fox makes an honest mistake in using a picture, but just a week ago it was MSNBC who intentionally edited a video to demonize people who support the 2nd amendment....

Quoting TranquilMind:


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.





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