Suzanne Venker, the niece of conservative icon Phyllis Schalfly, told Fox News host Anna Kooiman this morning to quit her job and get married.
Venker recently wrote an article on FoxNews.com entitled "Why Women Still Need Husbands" that stated:
Financial independence is a great thing, but you can’t take your paycheck to bed with you. And there’s nothing empowering about being beholden to an employer when what you really want is to have a baby. Unlike women, a man’s identity is inextricably linked to his paycheck.
On Fox News today, Kooiman told Venker that she was 29, single and "very career-oriented," and asked what her advice would be, reports RawStory.com (video below).
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“My advice is, as the years go on and you find that you want, if you do, to get married and settle down, to understand time is going to be your greatest enemy,” said Venker. “Not your husband, not men, not the government, not your employers. It’s time, there’s just not enough time in the day to do everything.”
“So if you learn to embrace that side of yourself that isn’t about work,” added Venker. “In other words, the nurturing side, the motherhood, all of that. It’s okay to let your husband bring home that full-time income so you can have more of a balanced life. And we should really be thanking men for this, not saying they’re in our way or not doing enough.”