March 29, 2006, - 11:11 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Is Detroit-area husband, James Wilson, the male Gloria Steinem/Betty Friedan?
Could be. He’s the “Husband on Strike” and self-appointed President of the “National Association of Desperate Husbands.”
Wilson of Redford, Michigan is throwing feminist tactics in their face. He’s tired of his wife keeping their kids in his and his wife’s bedroom . . . and bed. So he’s gone on strike for a week, camping out on his roof.
The striking husband has started a blog, a petition, and been profiled in both the Detroit Free Press and on Detroit’s NBC affiliate by our friend, intrepid reporter Roger Weber.
Wilson says he was frustrated, so:
I went on strike – and moved to the roof of our home.
This is my last-ditch effort! . . .
I’m on strike from all things marriage related when I’m on the roof, in the backyard or living in the garage. . . .
My goal is to also send a message to wives everywhere that:”Husbands have feeling too”.
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