The year is 2014 but it seems that in Geraldo Rivera’s mind things work the way they would 50 or 60 years ago. It’s one thing for a man to have $exist thoughts or to even voice his “old” way of thinking while he is in the company of his friends who probably think the way he does but going on national television and basically saying that women diminish with age is very bold.
According to news,yahoo.com:
On Monday, Geraldo Rivera, no stranger to controversy, stirred things up again while appearing on the Fox News show “Outnumbered.”
Rivera, after noting that his current marriage is almost 11 years strong, acknowledged that he has been divorced four times, essentially having had his share of beta marriages himself.
Mentioning his three daughters, he went on to explain that he is against the idea of beta marriages, arguing that while men bring money to a marriage, women bring their youth, and that a woman’s youth is precious.
“I know this may provoke a Stephen Smith-like reaction, but I think essentially — although there’s an increase in two-income marriages — generally speaking, the man is the breadwinner, more often than not, although now increasingly women do work. But what I think a woman brings to a marriage more than anything else, to a relationship, is her youth. Her youth is a fragile and diminishing resource. So if a woman were to invest two years in one of these marriages, and then to be rejected by the man, I think that she has given up a valuable asset that is unequal — in other words, the man gets everything and the woman gets nothing from this arrangement.”
One of the four female hosts that he was telling this to was particularly vocal with her response: “I’m like, ‘Whaaat?'”
On Twitter some users called it “extremely sexist and weird,” though others showed support. Rivera took to Twitter Tuesday morning, stating, “I stand by that statement” and “Age weighs unequally on the sexes. Time is money ladies, a precious asset.”
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