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Women for Men's Founder Venker: Left Wants to Destroy Femininity

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 07:20 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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A national campaign to ban the word "bossy" is a left-wing plot to blur the role of femininity, says Suzanne Venker, the founder of Women for Men.

The 'Ban Bossy' phrase is very catchy isn't it? It's just an example of how the left will couch some idea in a pretty package and make it seem really quite benign," Venker, a Fox News contributor, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"The larger message … [is] lean in, the sky's the limit … if you don't have children.

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"But if you want to get married and have kids and raise a family, then you're going to have to make some choices in life and there's some tradeoffs and that's the way it goes."

The "Ban Bossy" campaign is being spearheaded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and has the support of Diane Von Furstenberg, Jane Lynch, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It is being promoted in a public service announcement that features Beyoncé and Jennifer Garner .

Sandberg believes girls who lead are more often described as "bossy" and "overly ambitious," while boys in the same position are looked at as "strong" and "determined."

"[They] try to hone in on this idea that being labeled something as a female is going to somehow break you up and make it so that you just can't get past it and move on," Venker said.

"I find kind of ironic … [the idea] that women can do anything and they're just like men … and that somehow you're really hurt by this word bossy.

"I don't think the average ambitious guy gives a poop whether you call him bossy or not. He'll get over it."

She said Sandberg's ultimate goal is to have 50 percent of men running their household and 50 percent of women running countries and companies.

"Until they reach that goal, which of course they're never going to reach — at least not in our lifetime for a whole host of reasons — they're never going to stop what they're doing," Venker said.

"Equality of opportunity is not the same as equal outcome and that's what they want, an equal outcome where … you can't tell the difference between a man and a woman. They're just interchangeable, they live identical lives and they have identical attitudes and behaviors.

"Equality to these folks is 50-50 across the board. Equality to you and me and regular people is just respecting the value and the worth of what the other person's doing with their life."

Venker's group, Women for Men, operates a news and opinion website "committed to improving gender relations and to providing much-needed support for the American male."

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