In an interview on The Elliot Resnick Show released Thursday, conservative personality and bestselling author Ann Coulter said, “The way it’s supposed to work is: Man goes out, husband goes out, makes money, pays for the house, the food…. Woman gives up the job altogether and raises the kids. That’s a fantastic deal!
Coulter was responding to a question about her stated opposition in the past to women voting. She said she was joking but bemoaned the high percentage of single women in particular who vote Democratic. Coulter suggested they do so because women by nature look to men for support, and if they don’t have a husband, they make the government their ersatz spouse.
Coulter said she has no problem with women working as opposed to focusing solely on their motherly duties. But most jobs, she argued, are not fulfilling, and women should feel blessed if they can do without them.
She argued further that women should strive to get married and have children at a young age. “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” she said, reflecting on her own life path. She said college is the best place to meet someone and get married since you’re surrounded by members of the opposite gender of similar intelligence. She said:
“This will sound so elitist and snotty. Oh well. You know how when you go to a conference, there are [tags with the words], ‘Hello, my name is…’? I would like a [tag with the words], ‘Hello, my IQ is…’ It would save so much time dating.” She said a study has found that couples with similar IQs are less likely to divorce.
In addition to inquiring about her views on female suffrage, Resnick also asked Coulter about her apparent support for the U.S. splitting into two countries; her comment in 2007 that Christians want “Jews to be perfected”; her tweet several years back advocating that priests and rabbis – not psychologists – should console the bereaved after a school shooting; and her declaration after 9/11 that the U.S. “should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”
You can listen to the entire interview here.