Suzanne Venker, at Fox News: “Are you weak if you make your man a sandwich? This is why real men don’t marry feminists”:
Honestly, is it really any wonder why the relationship between the sexes is such a mess today? Or why, as Bloomberg published just last week, married Americans are unhappier than ever? In my opinion, it is largely because there are so many women in America today who, either knowingly or unknowingly, have a feminist mind.
Feminists teach women, above all else, to stand up for themselves against the evil men of the world. Even harmless husbands fall into the category of ‘evil men’ since they supposedly long to lord over their wives. Thus, the knee-jerk reaction to the suggestion that a wife might serve her husband in some way—make him a drink or a meal—is to become defensive. Yet, if we turn the scenario around, if a husband were to serve his wife in any way, well, that’s acceptable.
The feminist worldview is antithetical to love because its focus is solely on women: their needs, their wants, their desires, and their rights. Love can’t possibly be sustained with an attitude like that.
Why is it acceptable for men to make women happy in marriage but not the other way around? That inconsistency makes for a poor relationship. Good relationships are built on trust, loyalty and wanting what is best for the partner. If a sandwich makes someone happy, is that too much to ask?