Do Women Need Men?

Tisha Campbell Martin and Steve Ward discuss whether or not men have become "obsolete."
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this comes from a "new york times" article. Is do women need men. Audience? Do we need men? Yeah! We're going to go "toe to toe" on this, because the article does -- that was less than overwhelming. Yes. I was trying to ignore it. Like come on, everybody. Help me out here. Anyway, according to this article in "the new york times." It says that men are becoming obsolete biologically, here's a quote, if men were car, who would buy the model that doesn't last as long and ended rs up impounded more often? That's an article. That's coming from an ad in "the new york times," I'm sorry. Listen, on the flipside -- there's a flipside. There's a new book, the gaggle, says every woman needs a gaggle of guys to fill different roles in her life. I do believe that. Yes, I do. . We'll have the expert, right? Announcer: Today on "the chew" -- it's coast to coast week as we hit the foodie capitals of america. Best fried chicken ever. Announcer: First stop, we're sinking our teeth into the dixieland dishes of hot-lanta. We try to be just a little bit better than grandma. Announcer: Plus, the queen of southern cuisine paula deen is throwing down her own country captain chicken masterpiece. And these aren't just any fried green tomatoes. Michael symon's pairing 'em up with a buttermilk dipping sauce. And it starts right now on "the chew." hello, and welcome to "the chew." We have a special week of shows on tap. This week, "the chew" goes coast to coast. Each day, we're going to spend the hour cooking amazing dishes from the great food regions of our fine country -- spectacular dishes that have made these great cities famous. And today, we're going southern, y'all. It's dixieland dishes, and we're taking a trip to the atl. We're talking all about atlanta. great town. I love atlanta. I've done many appearances in atlanta, and the people there are so incredibly sweet it me every time I go. I love you, atlanta. And the food is amazing. How do you feel about clinton? You know, it was spelled She's a hilarious actress, from "the martins" tisha campbell-martin. hi, steve. All right. I'm a seasoned pro here now. All right. So, all right. Steve. Make a case for our existence. All right. First of all, this article was written by a biologist. Not a sociologist and his argument is about the fact that women don't need much biologically from men. They don't need much biological material from men. We need one thing. 3.3 pico grams is of dna is all you need. He glanced over the fact that fatherhood is very important. Having positive it male and female role models is important. But there's an overarcing addition here. Do women need men? I think you do. We need women. I happen to agree. I agree, too. I think the one thing that was missing in this article was, you don't know whose sperm you're going to get. If you just look at -- I mean, come on. If you're just loong at it biologically, and you're going to get. It could be shaq. That sounds like it's going to hurt. It it could be randy travis. I don't think that's a good way to go. I think when -- and it comes to a male's role in a female's wife in today's society, it needs to be one of pleasure and something that you welcome into your life. Not one out of necessity. We have bigger egos thatten you women. It doesn't take much, you know, just stroking us aa little bit usually goes a long kay way. As a father of a daughter, i like to think that sarina needs me? No, absolutely, I am the mother of two boys. I have a lovely husband that I've been with 23 years. How would I look calling him obsolete. Or my boys for that matter. You know, I want them to know that they're loved and needed and, no, I think it's more than just a sferm donor. There's something in this article, where this gentlemen talks about the fact that today, women are the majority of college graduates, that women live longer and that women don't need a male partner to have a baby. You can do it with a turkey baster, but -- it actually said that. It's not as much fun, either. No. I think there's something to be said about relationship in general. The biggest problem I see threatening this country today. People don't feel a need for relationship in their life. That's what makes us human, relating to other people. It's balance, it's compromise, sharing the responsibility and risk and burden. If you don't want somebody in your life to share the responsibility and challenges with you -- I think that could -- one of my best friends is a two-mother couple. You're right, it's co-parenting. You have to take that journey with somebody. That's what is missing in that article. Journeys with turkey basters no fun. They're really not. A shocking number, by the way, we've been asking all day. The poll results in and the results are, do women really need men? 40% said yes. Closing shots, tisha. I need a man. That's just the bottom line. I need my husband. That's so attractive. I need a man, I need my husband, I need my boy, I need a man. And lady, if you need a man, I'm a match maker, I'll help you out. Plug for plug, what do you have going on? I'm going to film an episode of "private practice" when i leave her. Congratulations, I love that show. I do too. Thank you, everybody, tisha and steve, thank you very much.

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