Gene Simmons has some insightful advice for women, and by insightful, I mean that it gives insight into the backwards mind of Gene Simmons.
Simmons, frontman for KISS, was on Fox News promoting his new book Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business. The conversation turned to women and their careers, and Simmons gave some interesting advice.
“This is a very complex and difficult question to answer so I’m going to put it as simply as possible. Women: Stop depending on men. It’s as simple as that. Imagine there are no men in life,” Simmons said. “Find out that thing that you’re good for that makes the money and then get married and or have children from a position of strength.”
Oh, boy. There is a lot to unpack here.
I think Simmons has the best of intentions, but he makes so many horrible assumptions here. First, he assumes that the majority of women depend on men and just need to imagine there are “no men in life,” because doing that never got anyone called a man-hating feminazi. He also assumes that heterosexual men in a committed relationship are the primary breadwinners. In reality, stay-at-home-dads are much more common today. Also, more young women are enrolling in college than men, and they are already delaying marriage. If women ever did blindly rely on men the way that Simmons assumes, that era is long over.
Is it good for women to explore their career options and become financially stable before marriage? Absolutely, but if Gene Simmons is really concerned about the financial well-being of women, maybe he should speak out about income inequality and how full-time working women are earning only 77 percent of what their male counterparts make. Equal pay will make a much bigger difference for career women than imagining life without men as Simmons suggests.
Source: Fox News