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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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Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Bwaahahahahahahahaa.

Now that's funny.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Cracks me up that the usual suspects are the ones I figured would say this.

Fox News targets certain demographics for a reason.

Quoting godsgirl26:

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.







godsgirl26
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:50 PM

She really looks like a man to me.

Quoting Momniscient:

Cracks me up that the usual suspects are the ones I figured would say this.

Fox News targets certain demographics for a reason.

Quoting godsgirl26:

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.








Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Apparently Fox News thinks so too. You know, the people who are supposed to check sources and make sure the information they disseminate is valid.

lol.

Quoting godsgirl26:

She really looks like a man to me.

Quoting Momniscient:

Cracks me up that the usual suspects are the ones I figured would say this.

Fox News targets certain demographics for a reason.

Quoting godsgirl26:

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.









toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:42 AM

 Oh that Fox News...silly, silly them. 

Mom2Just1
by Gold Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:16 AM
3 moms liked this
That is funny. I expect it out of Fox News though. They do appeal to the least educated for a reason.
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by Kellie on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM

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by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:52 PM
It's Fox. Fact checking is foreign to them. Lol

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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