By Debbie Schlussel
How did April Masini know she'd finally made it? She was attacked by Ms. Magazine. It wasn't her achievements, her brains, her beauty, her accomplishments in business, show business, and life — those things didn't mark April Masini's arrival in the ranks of American success, according to Ms. In fact, those things were a threat to Ms. and the feminist gang of ugly women who can't succeed, and don't just hate the men — but also, the women, like April — who do succeed.
I know, because that's how I met April. In early 2001, Ms. attacked both April and myself for embracing the reality that men are men and women are women — that you can't fight age-old human nature. But the little-read magazine has become largely irrelevant to today's women. In fact, it — and the radical movement of bra-burners and haters it represents — is an obstacle to the success of women like April. And they resent that she's overcome that obstacle. They resent, also, the truths that won't go away, truths that April brings forth in this very perspicacious book: Men like good-looking women (like April). And they want to protect them. In short, men want to be the man in the relationship.
Unfortunately, Ms. and the movement it represents have one lasting legacy — they sent men into a world of dating confusion: To open the door or not to? To pay for the date or not to? To call or be called? The questions and problems created by the feminist movement — and its dangerous agenda of gender-role reversal — are endless.
But here's a reality check, encapsulated so well in April's dating guide for life: Women want and need the strong men who like them and are willing to protect them. That must be why Ms. attacked April for helping produce "Baywatch." It was only the most watched television show around the world for 11 years. But feminists knew better. Attractive women and strong, muscular lifeguards who protect and save them — we can't have that. Put the women in burqas and let them beat, dominate and scare the men away.
The same issue of Ms. that attacked April Masini for her association with “Baywatch,” attacked a poll that showed thin women are more successful than fat ones. It featured articles on lesbian fairy tales for kids and a transsexual scientist. A centerfold of an ugly woman in men’s underwear with thick tufts of underarm hair, Ingrid Rivera-Dessult, accompanied the article, “Call Me Woman.” I’d call her many things, but “woman” isn’t one of them. Ads for “Bitch Magazine,” “feminist ecovillages,” and one that asks “Ever dream of owning a woman’s sex toy store?” No, that wasn’t my dream, but it must be for feminists who’ll need a lot of toys, since they’ll never have the genuine male article. You can see how April and her outlook on life are a strong threat to these strange characters.
The Ms./NOW/Steinem/Friedan agenda is a phony guide for men in how they should treat and interact with women. April Masini’s book is the real thing.
Most women don’t want sensitive, pseudo-gay, hen-pecked, metrosexuals who won’t hold open the door, pay for dates, and take charge. We don’t need or desire Mr. Moms. Yuck. Men, don’t listen to that feminist propaganda put forth by the ugly, overbearing chicks who can’t get a date. Take it from April. Whatever happened to the day when men took charge and knew how to court women? Ms. and the gang of other assorted feminists took it away. But April and Date Out of Your League are taking it back. If you want to date women in combat boots, brush cuts, and WNBA clothing, then this book is not for you. But for everyone else—men and women, alike, April Masini’s Date Out of Your League is must reading.