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“Listen up, ladies!” Fox News highlights some tips for snagging a husband

In case you thought that Fox News might be joining the rest of us here in the 21st century this year, this segment should remind you that some things never change. Whatever happens in 2015, you can count on Fox to partake in the long tradition of telling women how they’re failing at the most important quest of all: finding and keeping a husband. 

While the hosts seem somewhat amused by the tips, which are from a forthcoming dating guide called Single Man, Married Man, the jocular tone doesn’t change the sad facts: It is 2015. There is apparently an endlessly supply of book deals for male “relationship experts” with “brutally honest” dating advice for women that — how very conveniently — boils down to: “cater to men’s needs.” And a major network thinks this qualifies as “news.”

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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