In case you needed more reasons to avoid Fox News, let me present you with a clip from Fox And Friends that is not only sexist, but also has a bit of a racist undertone as well.
Host Jesse Watters discussed Hillary Clinton thusly:
“She needs the single ladies vote. I call them “The Beyoncé Voters” – the single ladies. Obama won single ladies by 76% last time, and they made up about a quarter of the electorate. They depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need things like contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.” You can watch the full clip below:
Hold up. Wait a minute.
First off, Beyoncé is the epitome of the Independent Woman: Before she branched off to a solo career, she boasted in Destiny’s Child “Independent Women” Parts 1 and 2 about the perks of having your own career and buying your own material goods. Beyoncé is not dependent on the government, nor is she dependent on her husband, Jay Z — she took home twice as much money as he did in 2013.
Beyond that, what the Hell? Yes, single ladies do need contraception. And so do married women, lesbians, married lesbians, single men and married men: Many women use contraceptives for purposes beyond birth control (PCOS, dysmenorrhea, PMDD, acne, hormonal imbalances, and heavy flows are only a small sampling of the medical problems that oral contraceptives can be used to treat). Also, most women who are having sex with men, believe it or not, share some responsibility with said men to not get pregnant. (These are the only men who deserve to get laid.)
And yes, single ladies do talk about equal pay, because the gender pay gap is, in many instances, a real thing, and if we’re doing the work, we need to reap the benefits.
And guess what? Despite that trolling piece of dung Watters’ disdain for single ladies, those single ladies are one of the fastest growing demographics in the country, with a 23.2% increase in eligible voters since 2000, comprising about 25 percent of the total electorate. For as dependent on the government single ladies supposedly are, the government is even more dependent on us.