Conservative women are represented in the upper echelons of politics and business; but the right wing is still a sexist patriarchy as shown by recent comments, by right wing doyenne Phyllis Schlafly, who recently claimed that women prefer husbands who earn more than they do and that if there were pay equity, women would be less able to find a suitable mate. This archaic view of gender roles is promoted on Fox. In hosting Schlafly's niece, Suzanne Venker, who believes that women should submit to men, Fox & Friends suggested that "feminism" is to blame for women getting uppity. Fox's anti-feminism was also given voice in a Fox & Friends segment in which a conservative woman claimed that she was bullied by feminists. Andrea Tantaros, on Fox's newest leg show "Outnumbered," says that feminists are responsible for boys doing badly in school. And yesterday, with a perfectly straight face, Clayton Morris pondered whether it's "emasculating" when wives make more than husbands - a message that dovetails nicely with Fox's strange anti-feminist, anti-"wussification," fear of castration meme. Go figure!
The question of female breadwinners has already been dealt with, on Fox, by Megyn Kelly who quite adroitly told Erick Erickson that his comments, about how men need to be the primary bread winner while women stay home, are a crock of crap. But her words seem to have been lost on Clayton Morris immediately asked if there "is a problem with men earning less than women in the household and do you think that that it could throw off, it could actually cause marital problems?" The chyron framed the Fox message as a question: "Alpha Women, Are Female Breadwinners a Problem?"
Kmele Foster, from the Fox business channel, said it could cause tension with those who are judgmental, if the relationship is strong, it shouldn't be a problem. The chyron continued to frame the Fox message in question form: "A Recipe for Disaster? A Woman's Paycheck Can Impact Her Marriage." (And Fox knows this how?) Morris, who"gets the cultural argument" asked "but isn't there some sort of biological innate need for men to be the cave man, go out and bring home the dinner...is it emasculating if we don't do it?"
"Lifestyle blogger" (Martha Stewart for millenials) Kris Schoels "kind of" agreed that if a man doesn't take care of a woman, problems can arise because "men base a lot of their identity on being able to take care of their family and kind of bring home the bacon." She echoed Morris' phrase when she said that even though it might not be right, "it's a little bit emasculating." As she spoke, more sexist agitprop on the chyron: "Female Partner Prospers, Study, a Man's Ego and Self Esteem Take A Hit." She claimed that women "like being taken care of." She speculated that even if the couple is hunky dory at the beginning of the relationship, it "could turn into" a problem.
Morris asked Miss New York, Joanne Nosuchinsky if there is "a biological need for the men to take care of the women." She responded that there are other ways for men to be caretakers, other than salary. She suggested that women find men who aren't insecure about money issues. Morris asked "do you lose respect, forget the male pride side of it, would you lose respect for the guy who is at home...?" He envisioned a scenario in which an at home husband would feel that his efforts don't add up to the "day that you've had." After she said that "money doesn't necessarily mean success," Schoels interjected that "gender roles are getting blurred" and, as such, communication is important. Morris asked about "social pressures" and cited how, in Norway, men have paternity leaves "and it's fine there, the United States is a bit different." (Right, the only western country without paid maternity leave. We're number one!) When Foster said that his wife will eventually make more than he is making, Morris asked if he's OK with that.
Good lord. Forget the 1950's. Fox wants to take us back to the 1880's. So I do hope that Roger Ailes pays his married female employees less than their husbands because pride and all that...Hopefully, Morris' wife, Natali, is making less than Clayton because he's man with the biological need to bring home the bacon, we wouldn't his pride to be hurt. And all you Alpha women out there - you should be ashamed because Fox News thinks you're a bunch of castrating bitches!
This meme has one on MM’s Youtube channel, half of it from their newest show, Outsourced.
Ooooooo. Those people really do get my goat !
Aria: what’s a “collaboration video”?
Seriously, talk about a lack of self-esteem and self-worth.