Erick Erickson on Red State
Many feminist and emo lefties have their panties in a wad over my statements in the past 24 hours about families. I said, in a statement reflecting the view of three quarters of those surveyed in a Pew Research Center poll, that more women being the primary or sole breadwinners in families is harmful to raising children. This result came from a survey that found “nearly four in 10 families with children under the age of 18 are now headed by women who are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families.”
I also noted that the left, which tells us all the time we’re just another animal in the animal kingdom, is rather anti-science when it comes to this. In many, many animal species, the male and female of the species play complementary roles, with the male dominant in strength and protection and the female dominant in nurture. It’s the female who tames the male beast. One notable exception is the lion, where the male lion looks flashy but behaves mostly like a lazy beta-male MSNBC producer.
Fox was fully aware of Erick Erickson's history of sexist comments when they hired him. This shouldn't be a surprise: mm4a.org/16wAtVb— Media Matters (@mmfa) May 31, 2013
Erick Erickson isn't helping the GOP outreach to women politicalwire.com/archives/2013/…— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) May 30, 2013
Hopefully this is the end of @ewerickson's maleficent career.— David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) May 31, 2013
Have these men lost their minds? (and these are my colleagues??!! oh brother… maybe I need to have a little chat with them) (next thing they will have a segment to discuss eliminating women’s right to vote?)
~ Greta Van Susteren of Fox News on Gretawire
MEGYN 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.
DOBBS: . . . And for people and for anyone in any discussion, in any debate on what is happening with women in the workplace to ignore the fact that we have marriages breaking up, shattering in this society and we know that reduces by at least --
KELLY: Why are you attributing that to women in the workforce?
DOBBS: Excuse me. Let me just finish what I'm saying if I may, oh dominant one. The fact is --
KELLY: Excuse me?
KELLY: . . . In this country in the ’50s and ’60s there were huge numbers of people that believed that the children of interracial marriages were biologically inferior and that is why it was illegal for blacks and whites to marry in some states in the country up until 1967. And they said it was science and fact if you were the child of a black father and white mother or vice versa you were inferior and not set up for success. Tell that to Barack Obama.
When Lou Dobbs called her "oh dominant one" I wanted to toss my computer out the window and go on a misogyny ax murder spree.
She handled it better than I would have.
~ ValeriesDancingMuppets on Jezebel
Maybe we've finally found some aspect of modern conservatism that the Blond Brigade can't stomach. The utter dismissal bot Lou and Erick give her & her opinions is both infuriating and deeply satisfying. This is who these people are, Megyn - it's who they've always been and always will be. They don't respect you and they never, ever will. Kick them both in the nuts and walk away. You can still save yourself.
~ iamlegion on Crooks and Liars
So, 69 studies in 50+ years says it makes no difference who the bread winner is and Erick THINKS, it makes a difference. There's a scientific study, what Erick the racist/bigot/sexist thinks.
~ Gump on Crooks and Liars
You know that when the Fox News Spokesmodels are trashing you for your misogyny, you've gone just a few steps too far.
~ Dave K. on Crooks and Liars
Megan doesn't seem to get it. She works for a network that promotes the kind of social conservatism that holds women in low esteem.
~ Sugarfunk on Huffington Post
That's it Megyn, come to the light.
COME TO THE LIGHT.
~ Revrant on Huff Post
Who is going to start the Tumblr meme with Megyn Kelly sitting at the table and @ewerickson in an apron serving her dinner?— John Sunununu (@JohnSunununu) May 31, 2013
And now poor Erick Erickson's wife has to tell him that he did fine.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) May 31, 2013
Erick Erickson, professional troll, getting exactly what he wants right now.— Travis Waldron (@Travis_Waldron) May 31, 2013
Erickson: "No one's saying that women shouldn't be the primary breadwinner." Except for, you know, Erick Erickson.— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) May 31, 2013
Erick Erickson Continues His Impotent, Childish Flailing for Your Entertainment | The Raw Story rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/31/…— Ivan Roberson (@Ivanroberson) June 1, 2013