- Quotables July 29
In a segment on Fox News' Outnumbered on Monday, Geraldo Rivera discussed "beta marriages," in which a couple can spend two non-commital years together and then decide whether they want to make their marriage official.
In the segment, Rivera, who is currently in his fifth marriage, says that because he has three daughters, he doesn't support the trial marriage concept. From there, things take a weird turn as Rivera prepares his next remark, saying it may "provoke a Stephen Smith-like reaction."
Rivera goes on to say that "generally speaking, the man is the bread-winner" in two-income marriages. And what does Rivera think women bring to the table? "What a woman brings to a marriage, more than anything else, to a relationship, is her youth." He goes on to describe youthfulness as a "fragile and diminishing resource," saying that if a woman entered a beta marriage and was "rejected by the man," she is sacrificing a "valuable asset that is unequal."
Watch the full clip — and female host Jedediah Bila's horrified reaction to Rivera's statements — below. --Meghan DeMaria
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.
- 10 things you need to know today: October 21, 2014
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- Gamergate has backfired spectacularly on its nincompoop perpetrators
- Why the Supreme Court is allowing Texas to hold an unconstitutional election
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- Paul Krugman, Amazon, and the left's backwards view of book-industry titans
- How 1,000-year lifespans could remake the economy
Subscribe to the Week