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Misogyny in America

Posted on: June 11, 2013

Oh, Fox newsmen, what are we going to do with you?  In a recent rant…I mean debate, Fox newsmen went on about how women who stay at home and raise kids fare better than those who don’t.  This is essentially “barefoot in the kitchen” rhetoric.  Don’t get them started about homosexuals raising children…they have choice words on that topic too.  Fortunately, Fox newswoman Megyn Kelly took these men to task.


Women are the primary breadwinner in 40 percent of U.S. households.
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A recent study from the Pew research group showed that women are the prime breadwinner in 40 percent of households.  Apparently this study caused significant upset in the minds of Lou Dobbs and Erick Erickson, two Fox News contributors.  Their comments, in response, set off a stinging debate.

Dobbs convened a panel with three other men who whined about the study’s findings Wednesday on the Fox Business Network. Juan Williams said the study showed that “something’s gone terribly wrong in American society and it’s hurting our children.” Pollster Doug Schoen suggested that the social order is being undermined.


Kelly revisited some of what Erickson wrote on his blog by noting his remarks that, “Nobody is supposed to point out that children in a heterosexual, two-parent, nuclear household have a better chance of success in life than others.”

In the televised debate, Kelly said, “I don’t like what you wrote one bit. I think you are judging people. You sound like somebody who is judging but wants to come out and say ‘I’m not, I’m not, I’m not but let me judge, judge, judge. And, by the way, it’s science and facts, facts, facts.’ But this is a list of studies saying your science is wrong and your facts are wrong.”

Erickson went on to criticize studies that were “politically motivated.”

Kelly told the men that 50 and 60 years ago there was a wide belief in society that the children of interracial marriages were inferior.

“They said it was science, and it was fact,” she said. “If you were the child of a black father and a white mother or vice versa, you were inferior and you were not set up for success. Tell that to Barack Obama.”

Well put.


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