Photo of kissing lesbians accidentally used in straight marriage article

Conservative news network Fox News mistakingly used a photo of two brides kissing in an anti-equality, anti-feminist opinion piece

Photo of kissing lesbians accidentally used in straight marriage article
10 February 2013

Fox News accidentally used a picture of lesbian brides in an article about straight marriage.

The piece written by vocal anti-feminist Suzanne Venker suggests that in marriage, women and men are not equal.

In the context of the article, Fox News tried to highlight the importance of heterosexual marriage but mistakingly used an image of two lesbians kissing on their wedding day.

The photo, which Fox News has since removed from its website, is of Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur. The brides were the first same-sex couple to be married at New York’s Empire State Building in February 2012.

This week their photo was accidentally used to accompany Venker’s article titled ‘To be happy, we must admit women and men aren’t "equal"’. In her article Venker criticizes feminist ideals for turning marriage into a competition.

Venker wrote: ‘(Women) have been raised in a society that eschews marriage. They’ve been taught instead to honor sex, singlehood and female empowerment.’

This month Venker also released a book titled ‘How To Choose a Husband’ in which she gives women step-by-step advice on how to make a marriage last. The book has been criticized for being demeaning to women.

To make a marriage last, the author suggested: ‘Just be nice, cook, and have sex!’





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