Suzanne Venker, Phyllis Schalfly’s niece and an anti-feminist crusader in her own right, joined the pickup geniuses from “The Art of Charm Podcast” last week to provide an introduction to anti-feminism for lovelorn men.
Venker lamented that feminism is “messing with people’s lives” by egging on women to get “degree upon degree upon degree” who “may be 30 before they’re getting out and even starting their career.”
Which prompted Venker’s interviewer to ask her about Mad Men: “That’s one of the reasons that show’s so fascinating, because guys are watching and saying ‘Was it ever really like this? And where along the lines did these things change? We, as men, definitely look at women way differently than our fathers looked at our mothers.”
Venker shared this nostalgia for a time when women faced limited career options and institutionalized sexism. Women are perceived in “a totally different way” now, Venker responded. “And it’s not a better way. It’s a worse way. And who did that? The men didn’t do that, the women did that, because they followed their leaders.”