Gene Simmons To Women: Life Isn’t Fair

Gene Simmons To Women: Life Isn’t Fair

Gene Simmons has a message for women. Ana Kasparian, Amberia Allen, and Maytha Alhassen, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT:

“Gene Simmons believes that women can either “wear a potato sack” or use their sexuality instead to gain power in the world.

The always-outspoken KISS bassist and reality television star was asked by Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on TODAY Tuesday about recent comments to the New York Post regarding women being able to use their looks to get ahead.

“Women have a choice,” he told the Post. “They can dress in potato sacks, (but) as soon as they pretty themselves up with lipstick, lift and separate them and point them in our general direction, they’re gonna get a response. Guys are jackasses — we will buy them mansions and houses…all because of sex.”

Hoda and Kathie Lee asked him to explain that notion.

“Here’s the reality,” he told them. “I am aware of the rules. I didn’t create them, so you can try this yourself. I’m not saying life is fair. What I’m saying is the male of the species is visually stimulated.

“That’s life, and so you have power, the power of being a female, and you can access that power to make more money.”

Simmons, 68, writes in his new book, “On Power,” that the best route to influence for women is using their appearance, which Hoda and Kathie Lee disputed.”

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Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Amberia Allen, Maytha Alhassen

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