Good old Fox News has a special way of making itself look extra biased on many of the stories it covers. The reporters have actually said things like “I don’t believe in fossils” or, as our president-elect said, “It’s freezing and snowing in New York—we need global warming!” Sometimes it feels downright ridiculous that they are even considered a news source. But hey, that’s a problem many media sources are facing today.
True to their fashion, the people at Fox made themselves look even less credible by trying to bash gay marriage a while back, only to mistakenly use a picture from a gay wedding as an example of a “traditional marriage.” I mean, do they even research anything they publish anymore? That’s like saying “Make America great again” while implying that women earning next to nothing or Jim Crow laws were actually good in the first place. As if anyone would ever do that and get away with it. Oh wait…
Keep reading to see what Fox News did to make themselves look even more unacquainted with reality.
Fox doesn’t seem to like feminism
When writing about the sanctity of “traditional” marriage, you would think that a beautiful photo of two lesbians on their wedding day wouldn’t exactly make the best image, right? Leave it to a Fox contributor…
The article that used a picture of two women at the altar—Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur—to prove its point about marriage is entitled “To Be Happy, We Must Admit Women and Men Aren’t ‘Equal.’” Just let that title sink in for a moment.
This opinion piece by Suzanne Venker spouts all sorts of nonsense that women having the option to work, earn money, chase their dreams, and basically be free are ruining the world. The author of this article wants a “woman’s value to be tied to her role as a wife.” Venker’s article highlights that as women have been given more opportunities and rights, marriage has been ruined. She wrote, “Men and women have no idea who’s supposed to do what.”
The article was from 2013, and originally had a picture of two women being wed as a shining example of a traditional marriage. This hilarious and telling mistake was pointed out by a blogger, and Fox has since taken the picture down, but it just goes to show you how clueless some writers and news sources can be.
Marriage is an arcane, outdated instituion
Why is marriage so important to these anti-gay people? As a single man, marriage sounds like pure defeat. I’m sure there are cases where two souls whose essence intertwine to the point where they can spend the rest of their lives together without ever feeling a touch, a kiss, or any close affection from anyone else.
But it seems like an ancient contract based on sexist customs to begin with. A man would sell his daughter to another family in exchange for a dowry or in order to unite two wealthy families to consolidate power. These days, marriage is a farce. It’s an excuse for a couple to throw a lavish, overpriced party, only to need lawyers in order to break up.
Remind me why is this only for heterosexuals again?
Too many marriages end in divorce
The modern marriage ends like this: Someone ends up with the other person’s money and, usually, that person’s dignity as well. Then, the person with the most money usually pays the other one income for the rest of their life, so that that person doesn’t have to work in order to maintain a certain lifestyle. This is called alimony. The majority of the time, alimony is awarded to the woman, but not in every case. Why not let gay people go through this nonsense as well? These bigots just want their tax-sheltered, happiness-draining contract for themselves and it makes no sense.
According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the right to marry and start a family is granted as inalienable, yet here we are in “the greatest country in the world” nitpicking who and what this applies to. For the record, that’s called HYPOCRISY, much like Venker’s erroneous photograph and morally misguided article.
What do you think of Fox News’s mistake? Does it not just prove that people should just be able to marry whomever they want? Be sure to comment and be a part of the conversation. Also, make sure you like and SHARE this with your friends.