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02/10/2017 04:16 am ET | Updated Feb 10, 2017

Fox News Guest: Women Are Naturally 'The Beta' In A Relationship

Women should be “more compliant and less dictatorial,” according to Suzanne Venker.

A guest on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” on Thursday claimed that the “natural state” of a marriage is for women to be “the beta.”   

Suzanne Venker ― who wrote an entire book about so-called alpha women and the relationship troubles she believes they’ll encounter ― claimed that when women “don’t switch over into wife mode,” the “relationship begins to deteriorate.”

In a clip posted online by Media Matters, Venker said: 

“If you’re bringing the alpha energy to the table, and he’s an alpha by nature because he’s got all the testosterone, you’re going to be like two bulls in a china shop, right? And if you want him to be the more feminine person in the relationship, I guess you could do that, but that usually doesn’t work for most people because women are naturally feminine.”

“So you’re alpha when you go to work, you’re powerful, you’re strong,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt replied. “You come home and what does the husband need from the woman?”

Venker replied:

“The husband needs from the woman softness instead of hardness, so happiness instead of anger, being more compliant and less dictatorial. Basically not telling him what to do. I don’t know how else to put it.”

Venker told Earhardt and the other co-hosts, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, that her book was to help “alpha women” who “struggle getting in touch with their feminine side.”

“Men are so simple to love,” she said. “All they want is sex, companionship and respect. And women are so complicated that they need a whole lot more.”

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