Fox's Ainsley Earhardt: "Why are there those ultra feminists that believe that they should do everything themselves?"
Fox & Friends says "militant feminists" are "trying to kill" chivalry
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From the June 11 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Our next guest, in a new op-ed, says militant feminists are to blame and asking them to, quote, "stop messing it up for the rest of us." Here to explain is former investment banker and best-selling author Carol Roth, also host of the Roth Effect on a podcast. Hey Carol, thanks for being with us.
CAROL ROTH (AUTHOR): Hey, Ainsley, well the good news is that chivalry is not dead. But the bad news is, is that there a bunch of militant feminists who are trying to kill it for us. And I'm assuming that you are like I am and love a little bit of chivalry, a nice man opening a door for you or perhaps letting you order first.
EARHARDT: I love the fact that we have the right to vote, and I love the fact that there's equal pay. You wrote about that. But that's completely different than chivalry and manners. And you say you absolutely love it. You've been married to your husband for a long time and he always opens the door for you, and you wouldn't have it any other way.
ROTH: I certainly wouldn't. I love every aspect of it. My husband and I have been together for 22 years. Every time we go to our car, he opens the car door for me, and he's been an amazing example for people like our nephew and godsons who watch him do that and are taking that on. The bad news is, is that restaurants, per an article that was circulating on social media, they're stopping doing a lot of this classical training. They don't want to serve ladies first, they don't want to use phrases like ladies and gentlemen, because there are women complaining that that's soft sexism. And that's not sexism. That's just class and elegance.
EARHARDT: It's just courtesy.
ROTH: -- And if you are angry about about being served first I feel like you need to reassess your values.
EARHARDT: I know, I know on an airplane you like to be served first. You want to be the first one asked. So, when I get on an airplane, though, sometimes men will be sitting there and I have this heavy bag, I'm trying to put it in the cart above me, and no one gets up to help me anymore. Why is that?
ROTH: I think it's terrible. And it's interesting, I have gotten a lot of people reaching out to me, literally thousands of comments and emails, and men are afraid that women are going to yell at them because these militant feminists, when a man does offer some help or open a door, that they take it personally. They say, "I can open the door myself." It's not about you. It's the about the gentleman showing his manners and it's about having some courtesy and common sense in this society.
EARHARDT: Why do some women feel that way? Why are there those ultra feminists that believe that they should do everything themselves?
ROTH: I mean, you would -- I have no idea. I mean, it's like asking to explain crazy. I don't know why they are so upset. Distinction is not discrimination. Somebody is not discriminating against you or holding you back because they opened the door. It's not that they don't believe that you can't open the door, it's doing something that is nice. It's something that frankly we all do for each other anyway. But again, if you're being served first, or they're helping you with your luggage, or God forbid they're not knocking you down in the aisle when you try to get off the plane, that's just basic civilization. And at the end of the day men are our allies, they're not our enemies. And this constant battle with the feminists against men is really creating a lot of toxicity in society. So my plea here, Ainsley, is if you want to be miserable, be miserable yourself but don't muck it up for the rest of us.
EARHARDT: Some believe this PC culture has gone way too far.