Fox’s Andrea “Punch” Tantaros is not happy that two women have graduated from U.S. Army’s Ranger School and that now women will be able to try out to become Navy SEALs.
“I’m all for female empowerment,” Tantaros claimed, “and I think females should be everywhere and I believe in equality and all those things, but there seems to be this sense that men can’t have anything to themselves anymore. They’re, like, kicking down the doors like golf clubs and Navy SEALs, like, we have to be everywhere in the name of empowerment. “
Tantaros began arguing with her Fox News cohost, Julie Roginsky, who supports the changes. “And it’s not always about the women, Julie. You’re like, ‘Why should we care about the men?’ Because we should care about how these male SEALs feel! It’s not always about the women.”
Rogsinky disagreed. “No, because if the women can compete on an equal physical footing with the men…”
Tantaros cut her off. “It’s not about their competition, Julie. It’s how the people that they’re fighting next to feel as well. You have to factor that in.”
”OK, …well, then, those people should get over it,” Roginsky shot back. She compared the situation to golf clubs that wanted to exclude African Americans. It’s not a matter of “‘Oh, I’m sorry,’ they didn’t want to hurt their feelings,” Roginsky said. "It’s the same way you told a bunch of men that... didn’t want women playing in their golf clubs.”
Tantaros didn’t seem to have an answer for that. So she changed the subject. “I don’t see men ever trying to bust into our all girls spas,” she countered.
”You know what? They should. They should; the more the merrier. Come on in,” Roginsky replied.
Watch it below, from the August 20 Outnumbered show, via Media Matters.