Saturday, June 01, 2013

A parting of the ways between men and women on FOX

Looks like the women on FOX noise are finally getting a clue about the small-minded views of the males they have to work with.  Am glad to see that, when push comes to shove, Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren line themselves up with women.  But, given that the prejudicial extremism of Republican men has been apparent to most of us for a looonnng time, I am still wondering why any woman would ever want to stay in the Republican party?????????  I guess some women like to be submissive to men -- but not Van Susteren or Kelly!  They'd better watch out, though, because Rupert Murdoch will soon be firing them for not conforming to his views.  Since Megyn Kelly is now differing with the male crazies on FOX re. their "science" on women, perhaps she will take a further step and begin to notice that their "science" regarding global warming is wrong, too!

As for the men who said that nature points to the submissiveness of the female to the male, I'd like to call their attention to the African lion where the female does all the hunting. And to the elephant matriarchs.  Oh, what's the use? There is no penetrating the bubble these Victorian-minded throwbacks live in.  Thank god their breed is on its way out.

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren took aim at several of her male colleagues on Thursday for their comments about women.

Lou Dobbs, Juan Williams, Erick Erickson and Doug Schoen caused a stir on Wednesday after they expressed utter horror at a study which showed that more and more women are the primary breadwinners in the home. Erickson even portrayed the trends as counter to biology itself, saying, "When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and a female in society, and other animals, the male typically is the dominant role."

Van Susteren took to her blog and did not hold back, writing, "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?)"

Her words fell on seemingly deaf ears, as Erickson continued in the same vein in his radio show on Thursday evening.

And Megyn Kelly was loaded for bear when Dobbs and Erickson joined her on her Friday show, and she let both men have it.

"What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?" was her first question to Erickson. Try as he might, he failed to convince her.

When he said that many in the Pew study agreed with his discomfort about the role of women, she shot back, "Just because you have people who agree with you doesn't mean it's not offensive." Eventually, she let loose with a harsh monologue:

"I didn't like what you wrote one bit. To me you sound like somebody who's judging and then wants to come out and say 'I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, and now let me judge judge judge, and by the way it's science it's science it's science it's fact fact fact fact. Well, I have a whole list of studies saying your science is wrong and your facts are wrong.'"