Thursday, March 13, 2008

Isn't it always the wife's fault?

I almost passe don this story on Dr.Laura, she flops out the same trite garbage blaming women for not being as submissive and pleasing FOR men as they need to be.

But she is going to be on Larry King Live tonight. And this looks like a ripe opportunity for people to call up and challenge her and her tired old arguments (I am assuming the show dies still take callers.).

We're a little late on this one, but I think it's still worth noting (if only because Dr. Laura's woman-hate is so glaringly obvious it's almost hilarious).

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has never been one to shrink from controversy, and she leaped headlong into one on Monday when she said that if a husband cheats, his wife may share some of the blame.

“When the wife does not focus in on the needs and the feelings, sexually, personally, to make him feel like a man, to make him feel like a success, to make him feel like her hero, he’s very susceptible to the charm of some other woman making him feel what he needs,” the popular psychologist and radio personality said.
The infamous anti-feminist, Dr. Laura made the comments on the Today show in a discussion about Eliot Spitzer's connection with sex workers. (Video available here)

Naturally the show received a shit-ton of appalled emails and letters, which gives me hope. Outside of the obvious grossness of suggesting that women (or men, for that matter) could be responsible for the partner's cheating - you have to love how Dr. Laura says that men who don't get the hero-worship they so deserve are "susceptible to the charm of some other woman" who makes them feel special.

Think of a good question and call in.

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