Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable by Andrea TantarosFifty years after Betty Friedan unveiled The Feminine Mystique, relations between men and women in America have never been more dysfunctional. If women are more liberated than ever before, why arent they happier? In this shocking, funny, and bluntly honest tour of today’s gender discontents, Andrea Tantaros, one of Fox News most popular and outspoken stars, exposes how the rightful feminist pursuit of equality went too far, and how the unintended pitfalls of that power trade have made women (and men!) miserable.
In a covetous quest to attain the power that men had, women were advised to work like men, talk like men, party like men, and have sex like men. There’s just one problem: women aren’t men. Instead of feeling happy with their newfound freedoms, females today are tied up in knots, trying to strike a balance between their natural, feminine and traditional desires and what modern society dictates—and demands—through the commandments of feminism.
Revealing the mass confusion this has caused among both sexes, Tantaros argues that decades of social and economic progress haven’t brought women the peace and contentedness they were told theyd gain from their new opportunities. The pressure both to have it all and to put forth the perfectly post-worthy, filtered life for social media and society at large has left women feeling twisted. Meanwhile, in their rightful quest for equality, women have promoted themselves at the expense of their male counterparts, leaving both genders frayed and frustrated.
In this candid and humorous romp through the American cultural landscape, Tantaros reveals how gaining respect in the office - where women earned it - made them stop demanding it where they really wanted it: in their love lives. The impact of this power trade has been felt in every way, from sex to salaries, to dating and marriage, to fertility and female friendships, to the personal details they share with each other. As a result, weve lost the traditional virtues and values that we all want, regardless of our politics: intimacy, authenticity, kindness, respect, discretion, and above all commitment.
With scathing wit -- and insights born of personal experience -- Tantaros explores how women have taken guys off the hook in dating (much to their own detriment) and exposes how we’ve become a nation averse to intimacy and preoccupied with porn, one that has traded kindness for control, intimacy for sexting, and monogamy for polygamy. Sorry romance. Sorry decency and manners. Long talks over the telephone have been supplanted by the belfie. All this indicates a culture thats devolving, not evolving. And it’s only getting worse.
Tied Up in Knots is a no-holds-barred gut check for the sexes and a wake-up call for a society that has decayed -- faster than anyone thought possible. It’s time to remember what we all really want out of work, love and life. Only then can we finally begin untying those knots.
Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros claims she was retaliated against and eventually booted from the cable news giant after complaining of repeated sexual harassment from Fox News chief Roger Ailes. Tantaros, a one-time rising star at the conservative media outlet, was suddenly sidelined from her full-time co-hosting gig on Fox News' "Outnumbered" in April, after being booted as the co-host of the more popular Fox News show "The Five" in She refused. Then, in mid-December of that year, Ailes made another advance, Burstein says. In February , Tantaros was pulled off the 5 p. Lawyer for Andrea Tantaros says investigators at Paul, Weiss "have not called her. Years later at Fox News, Ailes would talk fondly about his theatrical experience.
Her comments and television appearance are likely to bring renewed scrutiny to the accusations, which Fox News and its deposed chief, Roger Ailes, had hoped to put behind them. Today she reiterated a claim made in her lawsuit that Fox News used the publication of her book to attempt to silence her. She is still under contract with the network. Tantaros also said that settling the lawsuit would require her to, among other things, renounce her sexual harassment complaints and pledge silence. She said she was not comfortable agreeing to those conditions.
In that response, filed Monday in New York, the network is calling for arbitration which it says is in accordance with her employment agreement. The network notes that she is already a party to pending arbitration after having been suspended by Fox, which has accused her of breaching her employment agreement by writing a book without prior authorization by the network. Tantaros last week sued the network, its ousted chairman and other top executives, claiming they retaliated after she detailed unwanted sexual advances made by her onetime boss, Roger Ailes. Shine was promoted to co-president of Fox News after Ailes resigned last month amid sexual harassment complaints by another former anchor, Gretchen Carlson, who claimed in a lawsuit of her own that she was fired for refusing his sexual advances. He has denied those accusations. Tantaros will prevail.
Fox News is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by former on-air personality Andrea Tantaros that claims the company hacked her computer and conducted surveillance of her phone calls and emails. In a motion filed Wednesday in U. In an April 24 lawsuit, Tantaros alleged that the conservative cable news channel hacked her private communications and launched a clandestine campaign on Twitter in attempt to discredit her and pressure her to drop a sexual harassment claim against Roger Ailes, the late network chairman who was ousted last year over claims that he mistreated several women. In a statement, Burstein noted that his complaint cited that Block is a real person and alleges that he allowed his account to be used by Fox News to harass Tantaros. The suit filed in August , is now in arbitration.