Marc Rudov on O'Reilly Factor: "Men are depressed ... because men are allowing women to take over the world"

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Author Marc Rudov asserted on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor that "[m]en are depressed, and it's their own fault, because men are allowing women to take over the world." He also told guest host Laura Ingraham: "I don't have a problem with women, Laura. I have a problem with little girls occupying adult female bodies. And any women who feel entitled to wining and dining and jewelry and free vacations are not adults."

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During the March 26 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, guest host and conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham interviewed Marc Rudov, whom she described as a "self-proclaimed relationship expert," on the eve of the premiere of his radio show on MarcRudovRadio.com. When Ingraham asked Rudov to explain "why men feel emasculated today," Rudov stated: "You know, you started talking about female happiness before, would women be happier and why our men are depressed. Men are depressed, and it's their own fault, because men are allowing women to take over the world," adding: "You know, female happiness is an oxymoron. When you go to the checkout in the supermarket, just look at the titles on the women's magazines. How many of them presume women to be happy? Not one. They're all saying, the key to happiness is more jewelry, more shoes, more liposuction and bigger implants."

After Rudov went on to assert that "most of the women who get [breast implants] are unhappy" and that "[e]ighty percent of women in this country are unhappily married, according to AOL and Woman's Day," Ingraham said: "I don't believe any of this. I just -- I don't believe any of this. I don't know what qualifies either of us to talk about relationships." Ingraham then asserted: "You seem to really have a problem with women in your website," to which Rudov replied: "I don't have a problem with women, Laura. I have a problem with little girls occupying adult female bodies. And any women who feel entitled to wining and dining and jewelry and free vacations are not adults." Ingraham then asked, "Do you pay for dates, Marc? Do you pay on dates or no?" Rudov replied: "Fifty-fifty, Laura ... Reciprocation, Laura. Women -- you know, if women -- if women are so entitled, Laura, if women are so entitled -- Laura, if women are so entitled and they're such delicate little flowers, we shouldn't have one running the U.S. Marines." He further stated: "Laura, when a woman feels entitled to anything, then she's not worthy of love, and she doesn't know how to give love. Women -- these kinds of women are takers."

Later in the segment, Rudov asserted: "When a woman wants to marry a man who's uglier than she is, she's doing it because she wants power and control." Ingraham replied: "OK. She's not really in love with him." Rudov concluded: "That's right. She wants a man who's going to do double backflips over her, so she can keep him under control so then she can cheat on him and get her sex with the hot men outside the home, Laura."

Rudov has appeared on Fox News programs on several occasions. For instance, after Sen. Hillary Clinton came in third in the January 3 Democratic caucuses in Iowa, Rudov said on Your World: "[W]hen Hillary Clinton speaks, men hear, 'Take out the garbage.' " During the March 10 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, when host Bill O'Reilly asked about the "downside" to a woman president, Rudov responded: "You mean besides the PMS and the mood swings, right?"

Rudov is the author of The Man's No-Nonsense Guide to Women: How to Succeed in Romance on Planet Earth (MHR Enterprises, 2004) and Under the Clitoral Hood: How to Crank Her Engine Without Cash, Booze, or Jumper Cables (MHR Enterprises, 2007). The "about the author" description that accompanies The Man's No-Nonsense Guide to Women at the online bookseller Amazon.com reads: "Marc Rudov is an investment banker and business consultant residing in Silicon Valley (Bay Area), California. Although formally educated in engineering and business, he possesses a vast informal education in relationships with women."

From the March 26 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

INGRAHAM: Joining us now from San Francisco is the self-proclaimed relationship expert Marc Rudov, whose radio show premieres tomorrow on MarcRudov.com. Marc, good to have you with us.

RUDOV: Pretty good. It's MarcRudovRadio.com, Laura.

INGRAHAM: Oh, MarcRudovRadio.com. OK. We got it.

RUDOV: Right.

INGRAHAM: So the big premiere is tomorrow. So tell us why men feel emasculated today?

RUDOV: First of all, I can't think of a better way to pay tribute to National Women's History Month than this segment. You know, you started talking about female happiness before, would women be happier and why our men are depressed.

Men are depressed, and it's their own fault, because men are allowing women to take over the world. You know, female happiness is an oxymoron.

When you go to the checkout in the supermarket, just look at the titles on the women's magazines. How many of them presume women to be happy? Not one. They're all saying, the key to happiness is more jewelry, more shoes, more liposuction and bigger implants.

And if you look at the reality of life in this country --

INGRAHAM: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Marc, Marc, Marc, there's so much in here. I'm going to miss all your wonderful gems unless I interrupt you.

RUDOV: Of course.

INGRAHAM: First of all, I think you're talking about marketing to women. And if we got rid of all advertisements -- well, we wouldn't be on TV right now, so we got to give them a break.

And when you talk about breast implants, who do you think they're getting the breast implants for, Marc? The men who want the bigger-breasted women? Or are just women doing it on a fluke?

RUDOV: I think they're getting it for themselves, quite frankly.

INGRAHAM: Oh, OK, not for the men. The men -- the men aren't encouraging women to get that, Marc? OK.

fRUDOV: It doesn't matter.

INGRAHAM: Are you kidding me?

RUDOV: You know, if you really get to know women, you'll see women are doing it for themselves, by and large. And most of the women who get them are unhappy and insecure.

Look, let's look at the facts, Laura. Eighty percent of women in this country are unhappily married, according to AOL and Woman's Day. My colleague Susan Shapiro Barash just came out with a new book that said 60 percent of women cheat on their husbands.

INGRAHAM: Oh, I don't --

RUDOV: Women bring 70 percent of divorces.

INGRAHAM: First of all, I don't believe any of this. I just -- I don't believe any of this. I don't know what qualifies either of us to talk about relationships. I certainly am not qualified, believe me.

But Marc, I was looking through your website. You seem to really have a problem with women in your website. I mean, "Women are liars. Women are going to cheat on you. Women only want stuff and jewelry."

And I got to tell you, I think that from what I see in successful marriages is it's about giving to the other person. And you had a problem in your website about men who put women up on a pedestal.

RUDOV: Right.

INGRAHAM: And what's wrong with that? Women should do the same thing for men. What's wrong with that?

RUDOV: No, you shouldn't have pedestals. And let me -- let me backtrack on what you said before. I don't have a problem with women, Laura. I have a problem with little girls occupying adult female bodies. And any women who feel entitled to wining and dining and jewelry and free vacations are not adults.

INGRAHAM: Do you pay for dates, Marc?

RUDOV: I go halfs.

INGRAHAM: Do you pay on dates or no?

RUDOV: Fifty-fifty, Laura.

INGRAHAM: Oh boy, we wouldn't last long.

RUDOV: Reciprocation, Laura.

INGRAHAM: Fifty-fifty? Oh --

RUDOV: Women -- you know, if women -- if women are so entitled, Laura --

INGRAHAM: Oh, women are, like, dying across the country right now.

RUDOV: -- if women are so entitled -- Laura, if women are so entitled and they're such delicate little flowers, we shouldn't have one running the U.S. Marines.

INGRAHAM: OK. Well, Marc, here's my question to you. What's your definition of love?

RUDOV: Love is all about --

INGRAHAM: How do you express love to someone?

RUDOV: I will answer you, Laura. Love is about giving to the other person, caring about the other person.

INGRAHAM: Bingo.

RUDOV: Right.

INGRAHAM: Right. So -- so you're undercutting your whole argument.

RUDOV: Now, the other person --

INGRAHAM: Giving to the other person.

RUDOV: No, no, I'm not -- no, no, no, no. Laura, when a woman feels entitled to anything, then she's not worthy of love, and she doesn't know how to give love. Women -- these kinds of women are takers. So if you really had read my website --

INGRAHAM: Oh, I've read it, believe me.

RUDOV: -- you would see that I believe in equality --

INGRAHAM: Some amazing titles on there, Marc.

RUDOV: That's right.

INGRAHAM: What's -- under the what hood? What's your book title?

RUDOV: If you read my website, Laura --

INGRAHAM: Under what hood? Why don't you say it for our audience?

RUDOV: Under the Clitoral Hood, right.

INGRAHAM: Thank you. Thank you.

RUDOV: Under the Clitoral Hood, right.

INGRAHAM: I wasn't going to say that.

RUDOV: So do you want -- Laura, do you want to just bring up a title or do you want to talk about it?

INGRAHAM: Well, Marc, here's the problem. I think we have a lot of people who are very narcissistic and they're focusing on their own needs. And all I can say is, from what I see, successful couples are giving to each other. And they're sacrificial.

RUDOV: Well, when a woman wants to marry -- when a woman wants to --

INGRAHAM: I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

RUDOV: When a woman wants to marry a man who's uglier than she is, she's doing it because she wants power and control. Because she knows that this man --

INGRAHAM: Oh, OK. She's not really in love with him.

RUDOV: That's right. She wants a man who's going to do double backflips over her, so she can keep him under control so then she can cheat on him and get her sex with the hot men outside the home, Laura.

INGRAHAM: Marc, we have to do a whole hour on this topic with you. We didn't have enough time. I would absolutely like it.

RUDOV: I'd love to, Laura. Tune into my radio show tomorrow, Laura.

INGRAHAM: I got to go back to that book title. All right. And directly ahead -- we appreciate it, Marc.

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