Fox News Hits a Horrible New Low With This Ridiculous Advice for Women

Fox News Hits a Horrible New Low With This Ridiculous Advice for Women

Want marital bliss? Then stay in your place, ladies!

That's the latest message from Susan Patton, a.k.a. the "Princeton Mom," who's back to tell all you ungrateful wives how to make your husbands happy.

During a recent segment on Fox & Friends titled "Husband Appreciation: Sage Advice For Wives," the controversial author slammed the modern woman for acting like "an entitled princess." Feminists "have over-corrected" for past inequalities, Patton asserts, lamenting that "women now have become so emboldened by these antagonistic feminists that they have lost sight of the fact that this is the man you married."

There you have it. Marital dissatisfaction is all the fault of meddling feminists, whose furor over petty concerns like social and economic equality has pushed aside what's really important in life, like having a cocktail ready for your husband when he gets home from work.

Watch the clip:


Of course, one would hope that married women appreciate (and, ideally, love) their husbands, but the qualities that make marriage work are not divided along gendered lines. Studies have shown that lasting, healthy relationships are built on a relatively simple foundation of mutual kindness and generosity. Telling women to better adhere to outdated, servile gender roles isn't the answer; encouraging respect on the part of both husbands and wives is.

Nevertheless, this type of narrow, backward thinking isn't surprising coming from Patton. In March, she published Marry Smart, a full-length version of her earlier, much-maligned letter to her alma mater, urging women to devote 75% of their youth to husband hunting in lieu of professional development.

It's also a fairly popular topic for Fox. Later that same day, Fox & Friends spoke with Executive Presence author Sylvia Ann Hewlett about her tips for ambitious businesswomen. Hewlett seems to share Patton's attitudes regarding how ladies should behave, and her advice during the "Girls Gone Mild" segment included telling women to speak in lowered tones and to be careful not to "fill the air with words."


Image Credit: Fox via YouTube

Patton wants young women to believe she's just looking out for them, because entitled princesses turn into cat ladies before you know it. She warns that finding a husband after your mid-30s is "almost impossible. And if you don't believe me ask your maiden aunt, she will tell you when she's done feeding the cats."

Patton herself is divorced.

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Julianne Ross

Julianne is the Opinion Editor at Mic. Her writing has also appeared in places like TheAtlantic.com, Boston.com, Everyday Feminism and Role Reboot.

MORE FROM

Women beer drinkers finally get the Beer for Her they never asked for

Why drink a rugged manly beer when you can have Aurosa's pink girly beer instead?!

Six months after the Women’s March on Washington, the Resistance Revival has a message for Trump

"Well I/ Went down to the White House and I/ Took back what they stole from me," the Resistance Revival Chorus sang in a Times Square flash mob last weekend.

20 attorneys general write letter urging Betsy DeVos to keep sexual assault protections

The attorneys general reminded DeVos that scrapping Title IX guidance will have a chilling effect on sexual assault and rape reporting rates.

New study suggests high workloads and aging doctor population means looming OB-GYN shortage

Obstetricians and gynecologists are overworked at nearing retirement age — without a younger contingent to replace them.

Why pro-life doctors want the First Amendment to protect their right to lie to patients

Crisis pregnancy centers believe they should be exempt from a law saying they should inform patients about all their medical options, including abortions.

‘Brown Girls’ wants to tell women of color’s stories in all their messy, complicated glory

Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey want to let their characters break free of the neat identity categories people are wont to place them in.

Women beer drinkers finally get the Beer for Her they never asked for

Why drink a rugged manly beer when you can have Aurosa's pink girly beer instead?!

Six months after the Women’s March on Washington, the Resistance Revival has a message for Trump

"Well I/ Went down to the White House and I/ Took back what they stole from me," the Resistance Revival Chorus sang in a Times Square flash mob last weekend.

20 attorneys general write letter urging Betsy DeVos to keep sexual assault protections

The attorneys general reminded DeVos that scrapping Title IX guidance will have a chilling effect on sexual assault and rape reporting rates.

New study suggests high workloads and aging doctor population means looming OB-GYN shortage

Obstetricians and gynecologists are overworked at nearing retirement age — without a younger contingent to replace them.

Why pro-life doctors want the First Amendment to protect their right to lie to patients

Crisis pregnancy centers believe they should be exempt from a law saying they should inform patients about all their medical options, including abortions.

‘Brown Girls’ wants to tell women of color’s stories in all their messy, complicated glory

Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey want to let their characters break free of the neat identity categories people are wont to place them in.