Gene Simmons’ advice to women: ‘Stop depending on men’

Gene Simmons

This is a photo of Gene Simmons in Germany earlier this month. He wore a sombrero and pretended to be a mariachi band frontman.

Gene is promoting his new book, Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business. The book is inspired by Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and talks about how he and Paul Stanley fashioned KISS as a business strategy (rather than merely a rock band). I can only imagine those discussions: “Dude, we’re gonna wear full-face makeup. I’m gonna stick my tongue out like this. Then the dollars and babes will roll in.” Well … it worked. Isn’t it a bit misleading for Gene to claim to be “an army of one” when KISS was clearly a group effort? Paul Stanley recently told Oprah how his first meeting with Simmons was was “insulting.” They worked it out and are still together 40 years later.

Gene visited Fox News to shill his book. He doled out some advice for women:

In an interview with Andrea Tantaros Friday, Simmons went as far as to say women should assume men will abandon them and thus devote their early lives to making money to support themselves.

“This is a very complex and difficult question to answer so I’m going to put it as simply as possible. Women: Stop depending on men. It’s as simple as that. Imagine there are no men in life,” Simmons said. “Find out that thing that you’re good for that makes the money and then get married and or have children from a position of strength.”

Tantaros pressed Simmons about his wife Shannon Tweed, who the rocker married in 2011 after 28 years together.

“You had the blessing of a woman who stuck by you, who raised your children,” Tantaros said. “I read this and I thought, wait a minute, he’s telling me to be selfish and put myself first but at the same time, he regrets those decisions to be selfish.”

Simmons said he regrets not marrying Tweed sooner. “It is a massive failing for me that I didn’t recognize the purity and sanctity of love,” Simmons said. “Why I didn’t marry Shannon when I first met her and dropped head over heels with her is the stupidity and arrogance and selfishness of man.”

[From Fox News]

Gene’s words make sense (in these quotes), but it’s up to any couple to decide their own money issues. If one side is happy being supported by the other (and vice versa), that’s fine. If a couple feels better about both sides contributing equally, that’s perfectly cool too. There is always a risk involved with being supported by a spouse. Divorce happens. That’s life.

My problem with this: Gene believes he’s dispensing wisdom to the masses, and I find him untrustworthy. He gets quoted all the time (mostly stuff from his Sex Money Kiss book) on various MRA discussion boards. I won’t link any of the sites because, ugh. A few quotes from Gene’s 2006 wisdom: “If you put a woman on a pedestal and try to protect her from the rat race you’re a male chauvinist pig.” Another one: “If you get a promotion ahead of her, it’s favoritism. If she gets a job ahead of you, it’s equal opportunity.” Plus “If you make a decision without consulting her, you’re a chauvinist. If she makes a decision without consulting you, she’s a liberated woman.

Yep. Gene Simmons influences the MRA groups who wreak havoc on the internet. These guys think all women are trying to suck men dry financially. These guys also believe that women shouldn’t try to advance their own role in society. They hack into celebrities’ iPhones because they hate women. If Gamergate gets mentioned, they’ll dox any woman who dares to speak against them. Is Gene responsible for the actions of MRA trolls? No, but he’s made his share of misogynistic statements.

Unrelated: Gene Simmons ate a hamburger at LAX on 9/29.

Gene Simmons

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  1. yep, agreed says:

    good advice
    they are so undependable
    and, most likely, cheating on you

    • black orchid, says:


    • Sara says:

      why is such a generalization ok and not being called out?

      oh and by the way the New York Times (not exatly a MRA newspaper) published a study showing that women in the generations below 40 are actually cheating MORE than men.

      you know why cheating women get so much backlash? one of the reasons are posts like yours. if you want to generalize over men and tell us all of them cheat, then women are being put on a pedestal, because only those pigs cheat, right? then a cheating woman is obvisouly something that will attract more scorn and hatred.

      • Veronica says:

        That’s a little surprising. The last study I read said it happened at roughly equal numbers. I’d be interested to see their methodology and results if you happen to have the link on hand. Our attitudes toward adultery could really use some work in the 21st century. It’s not usually as cut and dry as we like to think, and it doesn’t always have to signal the end of a relationship.

        I suspect yep was being somewhat facetious given the source of the comment, but otherwise, I agree that demonizing men isn’t the answer, either. I do think society puts women in more vulnerable positions financially because they’re more likely to make economic sacrifices for their partners or children, but that’s part of a larger issue of the lingering damage done by patriarchy than individual men.

  2. Jem says:

    He kind of looks like a muppet gone wrong at this point

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    As revolting on the inside as he is on the outside. Go crawl back under your rock, Gene. Not all men are you, thank God. And for your information, we are whole without men, and most of us know that. We are not just all waiting around for Prince Charming to come so we can suck his bank account dry. But thanks for thinking of us. Ugh.

    • LA Native says:

      ^^ THIS
      this guy makes me stabby

    • Macey says:

      actually Im surprised how many women I know who are totally dependent on their SOs for income and support. Some are even college educated but never really worked FT and supported themselves.
      I know quite a few who went from living at home, to their husbands and then the next boyfriend, etc. without even a month in btwn of being self supporting. I see it all the time. I know a few who have stayed in bad situations b/c they couldnt afford to be on their own and when they did finally get out of one, they went right into another. For them it was just easier to shack up with another guy than trying to make it on their own. I know it’s hard right now with the cost of living being what it is but I’ve witnessed this over and over even before the recession.

      I’ve always supported myself (and struggle very much to do so) and as much as I can’t stand Gene, it’s not bad advice. I get sick of hearing how unhappy ppl are in their living situations but they do absolutely nothing to change it, they may just change the guy but its the same thing over and over.

      • Kiddo says:

        I think Goodnames’ point is that he, as a messenger, is revolting. He doesn’t care about women, he’s not tossing this advice to make the world a better place, he’s putting women down, if you read the entire paragraph. Further, he sees himself as god’s gift to women; which is another level of delusional. He’s complaining about women, not invested in their welfare.

        “If you put a woman on a pedestal and try to protect her from the rat race you’re a male chauvinist pig.” …. “If you get a promotion ahead of her, it’s favoritism. If she gets a job ahead of you, it’s equal opportunity.”

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Exactly, Kiddo. You said it better than I did.

      • Macey says:

        oh I agree he’s revolting on every level and so is pretty much everything that comes out of his mouth, but that doesnt mean that some of what he’s saying isn’t true, at least the part about learning to support yourself.

      • Gina says:

        Tell him Kiddo….he’s nothing more than a misogynist with bad plugs.

      • Kitten says:

        The idea that women would look to this man for advice is hilarious.
        Maybe in his egomaniacal mind….

      • Betty says:

        I am hardly a Gene fan, but I think his advice is realistic. I think it’s important for women to have their own money. A friend who went through a divorce told me just last week that she’d never put herself in the position of totally relying on a man again. She gave up her career and followed her husband to different parts of the country and had to build her career from scratch after their divorce. This was a difficult transition and there were no kids involved. I think it would only be harder for women with children who found themselves alone after totally depending on their husbands.

      • Kitten says:

        I think it’s a personal choice and there’s no right or wrong answer, it’s simply whatever each couple is comfortable with. My mom was a stay-at-home mother and my dad was the sole bread-winner for the family. My dad is great with saving and money in general so that worked very well for my mother, who is know to spend liberally.

        I would never want to be in my mother’s position as she depends on him so much, but I also recognize that my mother being a SAHM enabled me to have a really comfortable childhood with a lot of conveniences that classmates with working parents didn’t have.

        Anyway, I really don’t need Gene f*cking Simmons telling me that I shouldn’t depend on a man. I’m 35 and have been financially supporting myself for the past 17 years. Basically, he can f*ck off.

    • Tapioca says:

      And yet there are huge numbers of women looking to “land” an business tycoon, actor, rapper, soccer player, basketball player, etc… to keep them in the lifestyle to which they intend to become accustomed, and the stories of women debasing themselves for a piece of that pie is pretty disturbing.

      Heck, if gold-diggers didn’t exist, they’d be no “Real Housewives of…” or “Basketballers’ Wives”!

      • Kiddo says:

        If gold diggers didn’t exist, what are the chances of Simmons getting laid? Just sayin’. He ain’t pullin’ ’em in on looks and personality.

      • Gia says:

        And to consider the world he’s a part of, what goes on is exactly that. Girls trying to get knocked up by rich guys…constantly. He’s hard to defend, but considering what he’s exposed to, I’m not surprised he thinks this way.

      • Merritt says:

        Men were the original gold-diggers. They even wrote into the laws of the time that a man would get control of any assets that his wife brought into marriage.

        It is sad that any woman who dates “a business tycoon, actor, rapper, soccer player, basketball player” is going to be automatically called a gold-digger. Even successful women are called gold-diggers, if they don’t want to date poor men.

      • Lisa says:

        @Merit, men ARE golddiggers, not “were”. Men are gold diggers the same as women
        Some people want money, some want looks… and so on. Everyone brings his cards to the table, and the men that have the gold want the pretty women and the pretty women have her own worth and on and on…

      • Merritt says:


        But men are not typically called golddiggers. More often than not if you hear the term, someone is referring to a woman. I realize there are men who are golddiggers, but they are rarely called out as such.

    • janefr says:

      Let’s take it the other way around.
      When even someone as “revolting on the inside as he is on the outside”, that should “go crawl back under a rock” can see that women are able to support themselves. Then all women should know it too, all girls should learn how to support themselves and not depend on men. To get real equality, stop violence against women, boys/men AND girls/women should be educated.

  4. TTMuch says:

    Ooooh oooh! Is this the Kiss version of:

    Love many
    Trust few
    Always paddle your own canoe

    I can’t decide if I like him or not. So much skeeves me out, but he seems sincere. Sincerely gross

  5. Kiddo says:

    If I had to spend a day with him, I’d PRAY that he was cheating, and I’m not religious. There is more sex appeal in a quarter inch of that gross sandwich than the entirety of the man in that last photo.

    • mimif says:

      Confession time. I (very randomly) had a dream about him last night. He was wearing white spandex shorts, and I pointed out his, um, ceramic cockatoo and such to my friend in abject horror. What does this mean? Am I an intuit? Also, I’m never eating a sandwich again. Thanks.

      • Kiddo says:

        I think this story is an omen to the coming apocalypse, where sea urchins rule and humans no longer desire to procreate. Having seen the Simmons, they eventually evolve to split themselves in two, like microorganisms, and no longer have sex organs. They are also produced without auditory senses in response to the abomination that was Kiss.

      • kri says:

        This dream is part of” getting back at mimif plan” for showing me The Adler Marbles @mimif. Just wait til tonight-you will be cleaning that birdcage in a French maid outfit and then you will have to give Gene a pedicure. He is gross as hell, but seriously, my dad told me the same type of thing in that he said “make sure you do as well as you can in school, so that you don’t ever have to rely on anyone”. That message is a good one, cause I know lots of women who are miserable, but can’t leave because of money issues. And also, there are some who are happy. Which is great. But I do see the point of that advice. Gene is a barf-inducer for sure tho.

      • mimif says:

        Jesus. How do you sound so smart, without making me feel stupid? Throughly amazingly, Kiddo. I’d also like to go on the record and write that KISS sucks. I’d rather stab my ears out with a spiny urchin than listen to their kontrived krap.

        ETA: omfg kri, what have you just done? You know what this means, right? This means WAR.
        *fires up potato launcher*

  6. Sugar says:

    Gene Simmons is a narcissist of the first order and a last century troglodyte. He’s not worthy of being discussed because he’s less than nothing.

  7. black orchid, says:

    Next time he goes to a plastic surgeon for fillers ,they aught to seal his lips too

  8. capepopsie says:

    Kiss has Always been difficult.
    Gene Simmons in particular.
    This is no execption.
    Just saying. .

  9. jasperkitty says:

    As a Mother of a daughter this is the sound advice I have given her. It’s not so much that a husband/boyfriend would cheat or leave..what if, God forbid, he passed? What then? It’s also not just about money. Women in a relationship should know what is happening financially in her home, know how to write a check, what bills to pay, etc. Could a woman, if she ‘lost’ her man…carry on? Does she have a profession? The ability to take care of her children without a man? SHE would certainly need to. Great advice Gene has given and, I believe, genuine.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Right. Of course we all agree with that. It’s not 1950. But did you read his other quotes? And your daughter already knows all this about not depending on someone to take care of her because you, an intelligent, independent woman, TAUGHT her that. He’s acting like he has big news for us all.

      • jasperkitty says:

        Thank you for the compliment. As a woman, to be called independent and intelligent by another woman made my day, however, let’s be honest now…not all of us are independent and smart enough to teach our daughters this. It is big news…if it wasn’t, there wouldn’t be so many single women (barring circumstances, of course) financially hurting. Believe it or not…this ‘common sense’ advice is not always taught.

      • Green Eyes says:

        To be fair, the only kind of woman a rock star usually meets is the type who expects to be supported. Celebrities aren’t like us. They usually don’t meet normal women who hold normal jobs. They meet models, groupies and porn stars. The type of woman who wants to be in a relationship with a rock star is the type who is willing to look the other way with infidelity in order to have The Lifestyle.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I don’t disagree with either of you. I’m more bothered by him as a messenger, pretending to care about women. Read his other quotes. He thinks very little of women in general. He’s no one to give advice. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

      • Betty says:

        It may be common sense, but I know a few different women from church who are totally reliant on their husbands. I’ve never attended any kind of fundamentalist church either. I’m talking mainstream Christian, but quite a few of these women never really had a career to speak of and were just waiting around to get married and have babies. Their husbands are the breadwinners and they take care of their children. It’s very 1950s, but I’ve seen quite a few cases of this.

      • Trillion says:

        Exactly, Green eyes. The only reason Gene Simmons get’s any action at all is the possibility of financial reward. In other words, he needs to pay for companionship. Just not out of a car window.

    • jasperkitty says:

      @Greeneyes I won’t dispute that one, lol. My comments are were directed to women in general…not just the ones lookin’ for their sugar daddy’s!

    • pk says:

      I agree with all of you. Gene has a good point but because of his personal life may not be the best one doling out this kind of advice.
      On a side note, several years ago my family was on vacation in Toronto and ran into Gene. He couldn’t have been nicer, especially to my son (then 10) who loves Kiss.

      • Trillion says:

        On the other hand, I know a woman -major Kiss fan- who encountered him at a meet and greet. She is neither pretty nor slender. He looked at her with disgust and ignored her completely when she arrived in line to meet him and have him sign her merch. Went out of his way to humiliate her. (I have also witnessed Lars Ulrich doing the exact same thing to a good friend of mine).

  10. Delta Juliet says:

    My advice to Gene Simmons: “STFU”.

  11. Shahrizai says:

    I don’t believe or agree with him on a lot of things, but this is something my mama told (and still tells) me since I was a teen: Don’t expect anyone to take care of you; learn to take care of yourself. She learned this the hard way, so she made sure I had the skills and tools to avoid making the same mistakes she did. I think it makes sense, but it’s true not just for women, but all people who go into relationships. Don’t expect anyone to take care of you. If they can do it and they want to do it, that’s awesome! But don’t expect it. That can lead to some really crappy situations if anything goes awry.

    Just my $.02

    • Macey says:

      my mom told be the same thing and I’ve found over the years it was probably the most priceless advice she ever gave me. She never ever wanted to see me dependent on anyone (except maybe her at sure it would have been easier to just get married or live with someone to “get by” but I’d rather live with or marry someone because I WANT to, and not because I NEED to.

      • Shahrizai says:

        Thanks, Macey! That’s it exactly, I think! Being in a relationship takes on a whole new meaning when you’re there because you WANT to be and you don’t NEED to be. I know I’ve relied on that advice more than on any other she’s given me. If and when my hubby and I have kids, that advice will be passed down.

    • Same advice and it’s never steered me wrong either. Hate having something in common with Gene here but…in this one quote he makes sense. I just don’t think he believes it or cares. But it’s still a message more young women need to hear. Far too many are pinning their own worth on a man and their opinion of them rather than what makes them happy.

  12. noway says:

    The advice itself isn’t bad, but the way he gives it makes him sound like a douche. It must be fun being his SO and listening to the drivel for the morsel of knowledge.

  13. xxx says:

    I haven’t a single friend dependent on a guy… this is 2014 and not 1914:)

  14. JudyK says:

    It’s not what he says…it’s his condescending way of saying it.

    Not a fan…he made a commitment to appear at my daughter’s new shop and cancelled at the last minute. It didn’t seem to bother her, but it did bother her mom.

  15. Hautie says:

    Well with the lack of ambitious young men… a girl would be crazy to rely on anyone but her self.

    What annoys me more… than this card carrying male AARP member, being so insightful…. is that men believe his sh*t talk.

    Simmons would not marry Shannon (for decades), because he never wanted to be legally tied to her. Nor would he have to tell her exactly how much cash he had, if there was no pre-nup. He kept her in the dark and on a short leash for decades.

    And if they had never did that reality show… I doubt he would have ever legally married her. If he didn’t marry her… then she would never be able to take his money. And make no mistake it is HIS money. Not “their” money. I bet he never shared the income from A&E either. (from their family show)

    • Hotpockets says:

      Hautie, I completely agree with you on the lack of ambitious young men out there these days. A lot of guys from the ages of 21-34 do not posses the same work ethics that older generations once had. I’m not saying this applies to you everyone, of course, but girls and people in general would be crazy to not learn to be self sufficient.

  16. Erinn says:

    Well, obviously Gene. You’re no paragon of women’s rights.

    I do believe in this sentiment though. Both of my parents pushed me to go get a good job, and be able to take care of myself independently.

    Married my husband in August, (had dated since we were kids) and we do not have shared accounts for anything. All of our money is separate. We split costs equally across the board. But we have our ‘own’ money with whatever is left over. Once he gets his journeymen license, he’ll be making quite a bit more, and said that he’d be perfectly fine taking on a larger load of the expenses. But I don’t expect him to. I want to be able to afford everything I need because you never know what could happen. It’s just nice to have that level of security, no matter how much in love you are, or how sure your marriage will last. It’s a point of pride to me that I can split costs evenly on a lower income as well. I have gotten a surprised reaction when I tell people that we don’t have shared bank accounts though, from a good handful of people.

    • Wren33 says:

      I think whatever works financially and for the relationship dynamics is great. Personally, I find it harder and harder to think of “my” money vs. “his” money the longer the marriage goes on. We have had to move for my job, then his job, and now I am working part-time because of having kids. Our careers and income and totally wrapped up in the joint decisions we have made as a family, and 95% of our expenses are joint expenses as well (i.e. if we buy a new couch, is that “my” purchase or “his” purchase). Anyway, that is my perspective and what makes sense for me, for those who are considering how to handle finances after marriage, not a comment on what works for you. There are advantages to both set-ups. Despite the fact that I am not netting much working part-time and with child care, it is very important for me to continue my career rather than depending on the fact that my husband will always be around or be employable. He is making more now, but in the past I have made more.

  17. Jaderu says:

    “This is a very complex and difficult question to answer so I’m going to put it as simply as possible.”

    Thanks Gene! My vagina makes me all Duhhhhhhhh and unable to grasp complex things. You sir, are a life saver!

    • Kitten says:

      LOL..yeah this pretty much.

      So much condescension with this bloated old wig.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Sorry, I’m too busy draining my husband’s bank account while he’s out cheating on me to read this…

      • Jaderu says:

        Hey GNAT, will you do me a favor? Since you’re draining your husband’s bank account, will you buy Gene Simmon’s new book for me? My husband won’t let me have any money and leaves me home barefoot and pregnant. *sad vagina face*

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I will do anything for you after *sad vagina face* because I have never laughed so hard in my life.

      • Jaderu says:

        Yay!! I knew I could count on you GNAT!

  18. Arya Martell says:

    I hate this guy so much. He’s the epitome of misogynistic @$$hole who objectifies women. So yah, it’s okay that he’s cheated on his wife (girlfriend) and refused to commit for years but anytime she’s tried to break away from him he kept her financially dependent on him with his money so now he is recommending that all women be financially independent which let’s be clear Shannon Tweed was when she hooked up with this dbag but lost jobs by having kids. At least his last comment was right except he was generalizing all men when he was really only talking of his own stupidity and arrogance of not respecting women as human beings it is very obvious this POS here sees women as objects.

    How a couple chooses to conduct themselves in relationships is up to them. I won’t judge and I won’t care. Shannon after 20 years together knew Gene’s deal and chose to stay so obviously she came to accept her situation but I always get the feeling this POS lead her on for a long time.

  19. Willa says:

    When my sister and I were 14 and 15 my grandmother (Jeanne 🙂 ) pulled us aside on the patio when she was dying of cancer and point blank told us, ” Never depend on a man.” My grandmother was married till she died and her words always stuck with us.

  20. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    Hey, you still gotta love Gene and Kiss – despite the critics, they were/are an actual rock band that played live and loud for 2-3 hours, and enjoyed themselves – better than most of today’s so-called bands. I’ll take gene over vanilla insipid chris martin and coldplay, let alone adam Levine and moron 5 any day.

  21. HoustonGrl says:

    That advice is all well and good, until you have children. At some point, either you have to depend on your husband, or he has to depend on you. Sure, you can both work full-time, but someone, somewhere has to make concessions. Women understand that better than anyone. So yea, STFU has-been.

    • Mrs. K says:

      It’s not only about children!
      What if your husband has some kind of “special” job f.e. he works for military or on infrastructural projects? Then you as a wife will be constantly moving.
      How can you have/keep a job when you stay in the same place only for one year?

      • Veronica says:

        Exactly. My mother was college educated, but my father was military and it would have been difficult for her to hold down a full time job in the months where he was on deployment, particularly after they had kids. Even after we were born, we moved at least 6-8 times before I was ten years old, and then we finally settled – because they divorced and my mom took primary custody of us.

        I generally agree with the sentiment that women shouldn’t rely on their partners for everything, but probably not for the same reasons that Simmons does, and I don’t think it applies just to women. You never know what might happen, whether it’s divorce, abandonment, illness, or death.

    • priss says:

      Yep, I have a Master’s degree but don’t work because I have three kids (two who aren’t in school) and I hate the idea of paying someone to do what I want to be doing just so I can continue a career that I don’t really want right now. Alimony and child support exist for a reason. My mom and mother-in-law were stay-at-home moms until their kids were older and they both went on to have very successful careers. (They both divorced their kids’ father, too.)

    • neha says:

      I don’t know – even in the two situations that HoustonGirl and Mrs.K mentioned, it’s almost always assumed that the man’s job will take priority. Of course, the woman is going to give up her career to be the SAHM. Of course, the woman is going to give up her career so that the man can keep doing the job that he wants. I get that there are other factors at play (women get paid less so it makes more financial sense for her to stay home, women often prefer to be caretakers while men do not, etc), but I feel like we are possibly hurting our own chances at getting equal pay. Why would businesses want to pay women equally or give them promotions when they know that odds are they are just going to leave forever when they have a baby?

      • Mrs. K says:

        Yes, that’s very good point.
        It’s always the women who make sacrifices 🙁
        This is a mens’ world…

      • Veronica says:

        I agree that women are more likely to be expected to make financial sacrifices, which is part of why his comment makes me roll my eyes. Multiple studies have shown that even a few years removed from the job market will set you back in lifetime earning potential. Unfortunately, until society catches up with reality, women are going to have to make a stand for themselves. If you’re comfortable with that sacrifice, that’s cool, but if it’s not, you have to be willing to push back against a society that’s always making womanhood and uphill trek.

    • Lola says:

      Your comment reminds me of a book I was just recommended. I think it’s titled Two Income Household. It’s about personal finance of couples and the “truth” behind two income households. Anyways, I don’t know about the rest of the ladies here but recently I have met more men that are stay at home than woman, so all variables aside, I still think that his comment was right.

  22. captain hero says:

    I’ve got some better advice: let’s all stop listening to Gene Simmons

  23. Deb says:

    I don’t think telling women to avoid becoming dependent in relationships is bad advice, but I find the source ironic considering Shannon Tweed hasn’t had steady work in many years. Her last job was a one-episode appearance on a show called Republic of Doyle in 2013. I doubt she is on equal footing financially with her husband.

  24. maggie says:

    Nice hair Gene! So natural looking.

  25. hmmm says:

    The guy is a patronising misogynist (and makes my skin crawl). Not worth the time to read his spiel.

  26. Lola says:

    I don’t know what a MRA is, but about the advice he gave to women to find their own path and money, my mother taught us that since we were kids. So, I see nothing wrong with the comment. In some weird fashion, some women are still into the ‘prince’ and “happily ever after” and to live by those ideals is detrimental to women, imho. How many websites are out there about dating and relationships? Most, if not all, recommend women not to be 24 / 7 next to the guy and to not stop living their own lives because they are in a relationship.
    The other comments I would have to look at the context, again, I have no clue what an MRA is.

  27. GirlyGirl says:

    Woman’s advice to Gene Simmons

    You’re a creepy old pervert and you’re face looks like a catcher’s mitt. You’re not nearly as attractive as you think you are, and I wish all of you guys from KISS (except Paul) could go back in time and NOT decide to take your stage makeup off.

    Also, you look like you smell bad, but probably no-one will tell you that.

    (I know this isn’t really advice, but he needed to hear it)

  28. GirlyGirl says:

    I meant your not you’re

  29. Alyce says:

    Saying all MRAs are trolls is like saying all feminists are man-haters. There are bad people in both groups just as there are good. By the way, Gamer Gate is really about journalistic integrity, not hating on that one girl (who has a history of doxxing others herself).

  30. Anna says:

    This may be the only time I’ll ever stick up for Gene Simmons. hahahaha I think his financial advice to women is spot on. A lot of people just get caught up on the divorce topic and I think that’s beside the point. Regardless of your marital longevity or bliss there are many things that can go wrong in LIFE that can wreak havoc on your finances.

    A lot of time women either have no income or are the ones to make the “additional income” that goes towards the things like vacations, school trips, the upgrade on the cable. Generally speaking it’s the men who are responsible for keeping a roof over everyone’s head and the heat on (so to speak).

    And I’m not here to crack on stay at home moms. Even if you have a job, that’s no protection.
    My parents have been together for 35 years and while my mom has always had a job my dad was always the primary bread winner-he worked more hours and made more money. When he got into an accident several years ago my mom was unable to financially support the family by herself because when he lost his paycheck they took a BIG loss.

    And I know in families with children there is give and take and compromise so I know it’s unrealistic to expect each parent to put in 60 hour work weeks which is why I agreed with Gene Simmons. Get your money right BEFORE you get married. BEFORE something happens. The issue I saw with my parents (and I’ve seen with myself and others) is the waiting UNTIL something happens to do something. If you want to get married and stay home with your babies, rock on! But start putting the income away as a means to make that happen. Don’t wait until something happens to worry about what you would do and don’t leave it entirely up to your husband (or wife, for the stay at home men) to work and stress out about how much money he or she brings home and what you would do if something happened to them.

  31. embee says:

    I can’t stand Gene Simmons. Still depending on his gross tongue, rats nest wig and history of thousands of one nighters. How many books about money and himself has he written?

  32. Nikki L. says:

    Gene simmons is a chauvinist pig. No one should take his advice unless you enjoy making women miserable.