Fox's Female Hosts Slam Male Colleagues as Sexist
Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren amazed guys think women shouldn't be breadwinners
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2013 2:28 PM CDT
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(Newser) – If you've missed the hullabaloo that erupted over a new study showing that moms are now the primary or sole breadwinner in 40% of households with kids, much of it played out today on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show. The background is that a slew of conservative men, including Erick Erickson at RedState and Lou Dobbs, lamented the study as against the natural order of things—even "anti-science"—because males are supposed to be the dominant ones and women the nurturing ones. The study goes to the heart of everything that's wrong with our society, they argue. (Erickson says it's his liberal critics who are the anti-science ones, and lays out his argument on his blog.)

Kelly opened her segment by asking Erickson, “What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?” and then proceeded to take down both men's arguments, reports Mediaite. At one point, she said to Erickson:

  • "To me you sound like somebody who's judging and then wants to come out and say, 'I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, and now let me judge, judge, judge, and by the way it's science, it's science, it's science, it's fact, fact, fact, fact. Well, I have a whole list of studies saying your science is wrong and your facts are wrong.'"
Yesterday, Fox's Greta Van Susteren was equally outraged, notes the Huffington Post, writing, "Have these men lost their minds? (and these are my colleagues??!! oh brother... maybe I need to have a little chat with them (next thing they will have a segment to discuss eliminating women's right to vote?)"

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JT119
Jun 7, 2013 6:03 AM CDT
Now they, the republicans and so called CONS-servatives are uncomfortable with the prevalence of women in the work place when they are the ones responsible for them being there, they soon forget that they wouldnt sign on to affirmative action unless it included white women who incidently benefits more from affirmative action (even though they never seem to be in the equation when discussion on affirmative action is taking place) than the black folks it intending on helping
hiddendiamond
Jun 5, 2013 11:08 AM CDT
this is ironic since the worst show of sexism comes from women bashing males. truth be told, men are more sensitive to their children's needs than women. i have seen it over and over and over again. sadly, there is a strong anti-male sentiment in our society. example- despite the fact that statistics show a child is more likely to be harmed by a woman, several major airlines will not allow a male to be seated next to an unaccompanied minor. the battle of the sexes is over ladies, it ended in a tie. time to put down your angry words so that we can all focus on the real issues facing us today and get down to the extremely important job of raising our children as a team. children need both parents.
fractal
Jun 4, 2013 6:00 AM CDT
I see this as a terrific opportunity for men to really learn how to parent and nurture. The more we cross-train, the more valuable we are. Everybody wins when everyone has choices.