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Gene Simmons to women: Stop depending on men, eventually your husbands will leave you

The KISS frontman offered some choice (read: sexist) career advice for single women on Fox News


Jenny Kutner
October 27, 2014 5:43PM (UTC)

KISS frontman and face-painted font of wisdom Gene Simmons has some advice for young women: Go get a job! In conversation with Fox News' Andrea Tantaros, the former rocker expanded on a passage from his new book, "Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business," explaining that women who become too dependent on men will face tough times when their husbands inevitably run out on them, so they'd better save up money ahead of time. He starts off with a solid point -- if women want to start careers and make money and be independent, who's to stop them? -- but then proceeds to say that women have to quit their jobs once they have kids, in typical Gene Simmons fashion.

"Why not devote your early years to making your fortune?" Simmons said. "Get a career. You can't have it both ways. A career is time-consuming. It is all-encompassing. You will continue to fail over and over and over again before you succeed. ... What I'm here to say is women think differently than men. Men must work for a living. Women have the option of becoming the housewife, which is respectable and it's wonderful, but what happens when the man runs away?"

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Ah, right -- only women have the option to stay home with their children when the time comes. Simmons goes on to explain that the reason cars include spare tires is the same reason women must have their own money (for mobility in case of emergency?). He also offers some spending lessons, and repeats the word "budget" a lot. Evidently assuming he isn't making his point clearly enough, Simmons gets into the good stuff, and breaks down his point as concisely as he can:

"This is a very complex and difficult question to answer so I’m going to put it as simply as possible," he said. "Women: Stop depending on men. It’s as simple as that. Imagine there are no men in life. Go out there and make as much money as you can ... 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."

Watch the clip, via Fox News, below:


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