I was so hoping a few of these Fox hosts would give their male colleagues a very hard time over the stupidity of their comments about women in the workplace, and Megyn Kelly did not disappoint.
First, Erick Erickson walked back his caveman remarks. Via Media Matters:
KELLY: So I'll start with you, Erick. What makes you dominant and me submissive, and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?
ERICKSON: Oh, it doesn't have anything to do with submissiveness per se, and it was certainly poorly constructed how I said it. What I meant by that was, when you look throughout society, look at other animals, the male of the species tends to be the protector, the dominant one in that regard, and we've gotten to a point in this country where you have a lot of feminists who think that the male and female roles are completely interchangeable, that there is no need for a man to support his family. You've got men walking away, you've got women becoming single mothers not by their choice, you've got a lot of people thinking it's a lifestyle choice. This isn't healthy for society when we think that roles of gender are completely -- can be interchangeable. No one's saying women can't be or shouldn't be a breadwinner or even the primary breadwinner. It's just that when we forced ourselves to this point in society where they have to be, that's not a good, healthy thing for society.
There is so much wrong with that statement I don't know where to start. As I write, I'm watching the male great blue heron build up the nest for the two nestlings so they don't fall out of the nest when they test their wings. That's biology right there. I don't want to take Erickson on point by point, but his overall judgment on women as breadwinners is based on myth and not fact.