Chris Matthews and all men with a pulse get castigated for checking out Melania Trump

Men need to stop apologizing for noticing female beauty. Any man that has a pulse would find Melania Trump attractive.  I have commented to my wife and other people many times that if Donald Trump wins the Presidency(which I hope he does) Melania will be the most attractive first lady we have ever had as a nation.

Rarely would I find myself in a position to defend Chris Matthews as I disagree with him on a host of political and social issues. But when it comes to being a man we as men must stand up and defend our fellow men when masculinity is attacked.

This is what happened according to Variety.com writer Katie Van-Syckle:

“During the network’s coverage of Donald Trump’s Indiana primary victory speech, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was caught on a live microphone commenting on the appearance of Melania Trump, the Republican nominee’s wife.

“Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good,” Matthews said.

It appeared that the 70-year-old “Hardball” host wasn’t aware his comments were being broadcast. “I could watch that runway show,” he added.

Brian Williams, who was co-anchoring the coverage of Trump’s victory, quickly cut to a commercial break. MNSBC declined to comment to Variety about the incident.”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Caught on Hot Mic Ogling Melania Trump

So Chris Matthews talked about how beautiful Melania Trump’s walk was (and yes she was a former model) not knowing he was being picked up by an open microphone.

Then Katie Van-Syckle starts into the typical feminist misandrist rant against Christ Matthews for being a man:

“In a statement to Variety, a spokesperson for Melania Trump said: “Melania Trump is an accomplished businesswoman and entrepreneur in her own right, achieving tremendous success in a variety of industries, including an illustrious modeling career, as well as being a dedicated wife and mother. It is unfortunate to see the continuous inaccuracies and misrepresentations made by the media of Mrs. Trump as anything less than the independently successful woman that she is.”

The pundit has been accused of sounding sexist on live television many times before. Here’s a look at some of his sexually regressive greatest hits…

In the summer of 2011, during Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s meteoric rise in the Republican party Matthews convened an all male panel to discuss why Sarah Palin “could not be hotter as a candidate.” In explaining her popularity, the anchor seemed to attribute her success to her looks. “By the way, there’s something about her. It’s primordial, “Matthews said. “When she walks and moves, there’s something electric about it. That she doesn’t do on television with Roger Ailes sitting in that booth in Wasilla.  Look at, there‘s something. Other candidates don’t do this.  She’s constantly in motion.  She looks, obviously, very attractive.  She’s doing something that works. If Mitt Romney was doing the same exact thing. This is what‘s going on here.”

So here is Katie Van-Syckle’s beef with Chris Matthews and how God has designed us as men.  If a man looks at a beautiful business woman or politician and says how beautiful or hot she is he is reducing her to only a sex object. He is saying everything she has accomplished has not been because of her intelligence or her hard work ethic but simply because she is beautiful.

With the Melania Trump comment he was not connecting her business success with her beauty at all.  But in his previous comment about former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin he was connecting her beauty with her success.

SO WHAT!!!!!

It is a fact backed up by multiple surveys and just plain common sense that beautiful people do get more breaks and are more successful.

In an article on Business Insider Melissa Stanger writes:

“Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promotions more quickly, and are paid more than their less-attractive coworkers….

Researchers have studied the concept of beauty as a factor in a person’s success over and over again, and in multiple ways. Beautiful people tend to bring in more money for their companies, and are therefore seen as more valuable employees and harder workers, according to an article in Psychology Today by Dario Maestripieri, a professor of comparative human development, evolutionary biology, and neurobiology at the University of Chicago.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/attractive-people-are-more-successful-2012-9

Men are wired for visual beauty

I have talked before in several articles about men checking out beautiful women that we ought not to do so in an inappropriate manner such as gawking or making the woman feel uncomfortable.  But this man is getting scolded for something he thought he was saying in private! Give him a BREAK!

God desired men to receive pleasure from seeing beautiful women whether they are married to them or not – there is no off switch.

We as men are fully capable of seeing a woman as an object of sexual beauty and also a person.  In fact we can totally dislike a woman’s personality, her political or social stances or many other things about her but still take pleasure in her beauty.

Even if Chris Matthews had made these comments directly to Melania Trump or her husband in an interview I am not sure they would have been inappropriate.  He did not say something like “man I would so do her” but rather “I could watch that runway show”.  If he phrased it just slightly differently I think he could have said this to Melania or her husband in an interview as a compliment toward her and there would have been nothing wrong with it.

But again we must remember the place and time – he thought what he was saying was off air. Now should he have been more careful – sure.

But now we will hear days of how men are horrible for saying noticing that successful women are beautiful.

Now I do find it a little ironic that a super liberal feminist like Chris Matthew’s finds himself in this position.  But even if he is being inconsistent with his own beliefs (which I believe are very wrong by the way) I think we should cut the man some slack on this.

Give him a break and give all us men a break.

Men like beautiful women – feminist everywhere whether they be male or female just need to DEAL WITH IT.

For more on this subject of men looking at women see my series:

How should women deal with their men looking at other women Part 1

How should women deal with their men looking at other women Part 2

How should women deal with their men looking at other women Part 3

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9 thoughts on “Chris Matthews and all men with a pulse get castigated for checking out Melania Trump

  1. It’s amazing how much of a kerfuffle there is when the feminist media stumbles across the fact that, despite all their work, men still act like men.

  2. i guess to some men she is beautiful and there is nothing wrong with staring but its wrong if you actually act upon those feelings.

  3. There is a fine line between speaking up for those who have no voice, and between entering a fight that isn’t our own (or as the Bible would call it, grabbing a dog by the ears). There is absolutely no reason that Katie Van-Syckle had to get involved in this. Donald Trump is perfectly capable of defending his wife’s honor should he feel the need, and, while I know next to nothing about Melania (I’m that social recluse where the picture here was the first I’ve seen of her…and I’m guessing this is not her at her greatest), I’m sure she is capable of doing the same.

    Ironically, after showing my husband the picture of Melania here, his reaction was “she’s not bad looking I guess, but she looks angry, which isn’t a good look on her”. However, even if he agreed with you and other men that she is super hot, it wouldn’t justify my or any other woman getting all defensive for Melania. Do these people have so little going on in their lives that they need to manufacture drama by jumping to the defense of people who have not even asked for assistance?

    I will admit it is always funny to watch Chris Matthew’s ‘foot in mouth’ syndrome though.

  4. “I have commented to my wife and other people many times that if Donald Trump wins the Presidency(which I hope he does) Melania will be the most attractive first lady we have ever had as a nation.”

    Lol. My mom and I have actually both commented that she would probably be our most beautiful first lady as well.

    Anyway, I don’t see much of a big deal about Chris Matthews’ comment either. It wasn’t meant to be public, so he wasn’t trying to bring everyone’s attention to her looks and he was trying to be discreet. (Although everyone can already see them.) Sure, I could see it being sort of comical because he made these comments without realizing that his mic was on–but offensive? No.

    “It is a fact backed up by multiple surveys and just plain common sense that beautiful people do get more breaks and are more successful.”

    Isn’t this something that’s also true even in the Bible? The wives of important men in the Bible are typically described as having beautiful forms and faces, and many of the men in the Bible (e.g. Jacob, Joseph, Saul, David, Absolom, Adonijah, and Solomon) are also described as handsome, well-formed, tall, and even beautiful in their younger days. The women certainly find favor with their husbands and with other men because of their beauty, and the good looks of at least some of the men, like Joseph, Saul, David, and Absolom, are directly linked with their initial success.

    “Even if Chris Matthews had made these comments directly to Melania Trump or her husband in an interview I am not sure they would have been inappropriate. He did not say something like ‘man I would so do her’ but rather ‘I could watch that runway show’. If he phrased it just slightly differently I think he could have said this to Melania or her husband in an interview as a compliment toward her and there would have been nothing wrong with it.”

    I agree that this could have been more tactfully phrased as a compliment. On the other hand, I could see some women being bothered that their looks had distracted the interviewer from asking them and their husbands questions their and their husbands’ business or their husbands’ campaign. I could also see some men getting offended by compliments about their wives’ looks. I know that plenty of men would be flattered, but I know some (my husband is definitely one) who get pretty steamed by stuff like that and end up doing something to make the other man feel awkward and embarrassed by what he said. (Sometimes, it’s just a look; other times it’s a seemingly casual comment that makes the other guy realize that what he said didn’t go over well.)

  5. Alex, that’s a great point you make about some husbands getting offended at comments like that about their wives. I’m honestly not sure I can predict how my husband would respond (needless to say, my pregnancy waddle hasn’t induced any ‘runway walk’ comments yet!). However, I think there is a huge difference between a husband taking offense and a complete stranger doing so like the woman here was. Right or wrong, the husband can legitimately feel like his turf is being violated, while the other woman has no such leg to stand on.

    It continues to amaze and bother me how much of a herd or pack mentality feminists have. They act like an offense (or an “offense”) against one woman is an offense against all of them (while insisting on being able to define what ‘offense’ means), but they just as quickly turn on members who refuse to toe their line.

  6. Yeah, if the comments seriously bothered either Donald or Melania, then one of them certainly would have said something. Donald Trump definitely isn’t a man who hesitates to respond to slights, and I don’t get the impression that Melania Trump hesitated to do so either.

  7. I have said over and over that Donald Trump’s wife is the single best reason to vote for the man just to put her in the public eye for the next four years. HOLY HOT, BATMAN!

  8. My husband comments on the beauty of other women sometimes. The logical part of me gets it. They ARE beautiful. Remarkably beautiful. The emotional part of me hates it because I am more average-looking and hubby does not compliment me as heartily as he might a favorite actress or singer. I have done plenty to make and keep myself attractive. Despite numerous pregnancies, I have kept my figure nicely. But, I am naturally not a 10. I accept this, but it is hard, as a woman (and thus it is naturally ingrained in me by God) to desire such raving compliments and instead of going to me, they go to celebrities with genetics and ample money on their sides.

    I wouldn’t mind so much at all hubby complimenting the beauty of other women if he complimented me as much, if not more. I am sure it would bother him greatly if I raved frequently about how a certain actor looked, or how so and so’s husband provided amply for his wife. I refuse to do either, and keep my eyes to hubby. I might notice male attractiveness in passing, but I do not allow myself to dwell on it, but rather choose to focus on hubby.

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