105. The Alpha Female's Guide w/ Meredith Kachel & Melody Kamali

August 15, 2017


105. The Alpha Female's Guide w/ Meredith Kachel & Melody Kamali

 

Cody is joined by producer and comic Meredith Kachel and comic Melody Kamali to finally figure out what the whole deal with women is! Amirite fellas?! You can find the book on Amazon and at your friend from middle school’s—you should probably admit to yourself that the two of you have grown apart as you’ve matured and maybe it’s for the best if you made new friends. 

 

The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage: How Love Works

by Suzanne Venker

 

America is in love with the alpha female. She’s the quintessential modern woman—assertive, razor sharp, and fully in control. Her success in the marketplace is undeniable, a downright boon to society. But what happens when the alpha female gets married?

 

She becomes an alpha wife, of course.

 

An alpha wife is in charge of everything and everyone. She is, quite simply, the Boss. The problem is, no man wants a boss for a wife. That type of relationship may work for a spell, but it will eventually come crashing down. Since 1970, just as women became more and more powerful outside the home—more alpha—the divorce rate has quadrupled. And it is women who lead the charge. Today, 70% of divorce is initiated by wives.

 

Do men just make lousy husbands? Not at that rate, says Suzanne Venker, bestselling author of The War on Men. The truth is that women don’t know how to be wives. Why would they? That’s not what they were raised to become.

 

But women can learn. There’s an art to loving a man, says Venker, and any woman can master it. An alpha female herself, Venker learned how to be a wife the hard way—through trial and error. Lots of error. And here’s what she knows today—the set of skills a woman needs to pursue a career, or even to raise children, is the exact set of skills that will mess up her marriage for good. No man likes to be told what to do. And no woman respects the man who does.

 

The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage gives women who are used to being in charge the tools they need to make their marriages less competitive and more complementary. Part memoir, part advice, this brave manifesto argues that while marriage is more challenging for the alpha female, it is possible to find peace in your marriage. In fact, it may be easier than you think.

 

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Previous Episodes: 

40. 'A Christian Guide to the Sexual Marketplace' w/ Chris Sowa & Meredith Kachel

60. 'Make Your Own Sex Toys' w/ Josh Johnson & Melody Kamali

 

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‘How to Grow Up’ by Michelle Tea

‘How to Weep in Public’ by Jacqueline Novak

‘Anarchist Essays’ by Charlotte Wilson

 

Topics: libertarians, quizzes, strap-ons, teasing, interrupting, depression, relationships, competition, control, rights, betas.

 

 

 

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