Fox News Dudes Think Lady Breadwinners are 'Anti-Science' Freaks

Mothers are now the primary or sole breadwinners in 40% of American households with children, according to a new Pew study. Some (breadwinning women) reported actually wanting this change. Others (sniveling Fox pundits) say apocalypse is nigh and that it's "anti-science" for women to "dominate."


Watch above as a group of old Fox Business dudes one-up each other (and, astonishingly, out-Fox themselves — a Cirque De Soleil-worthy feat) by "analyzing" the study and chatting about "science."

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs solemnly said the report was illustrative of the dissolution of American society. Fox News political analyst Juan Williams called it indicative of the "disintegration of marriage," one that would have devastating consequences for future generations. (Then the two circled back to abortion. Obvs.)

Fox News contributor Erick Erickson, not one to be outdone, explained that women are naturally submissive because of "biology":

“I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science...When you look at biology, when you look at the natural world, the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complementary role.”

“We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complementary relationships in nuclear families, and it is tearing us apart," he rambled on. Oooh, "complementary." I'm honored! Is he proposing to save me (and the world) from my destructive single livelihood? I think so.

Fox News contributor Doug Schoen capped off the segment with a warning that breadwinner moms “could undermine our social order.” Anarchy!!!


[Media Matters]



Um, what? There are plenty of species in which the female is dominant. Spotted Hyaenas (who have more circulating androgens than males!) and our closest relatives the Bonobos just to name a couple.

Nuclear/breadwinner families have never been the norm. The breadwinner model is a fairly new concept. Women have always worked, unless they were royalty or of a higher status. The concept of the breadwinner model came about during the later years of industrialization when Henry Ford promised workers bigger paychecks and benefits if their wives stayed home because he wanted strong, well-rested and well-fed workers (and he almost never delivered on his promises).