Megyn Kelly and sexism

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly calls out Lou Dobbs and Erick Erickson for being misogynistic ignorant jerks:

At 1:55, she even takes one of them to task for homophobia, and at 6:20, she completely eviscerates the “science” they keep quoting, if you’re looking for some highlights.

These two gentlemen are arguing that it is unnatural and detrimental to the children to have mothers working outside the homes and ::gasp:: being the primary breadwinners. As they clutch to their antiquated gender roles, Ms. Kelly tells it like it is. “What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and makes you scientist-in-chief?” she asked. “Why are we supposed to take your word for it, Erick Erickson’s science, instead of all these experts?”

The best part of the showdown occurs when Kelly asked Dobbs why he attributed the downfall of society to women in the workforce. His response? “Excuse me. Let me just finish what I was saying, if I may, oh dominant one.” Her face and her sassy “Excuse me?” are priceless.

So Kelly gets a win today. I’m not forgetting the fact that she pretty much only stands up for issues that directly affect her. Sure, she has publicly supported paid maternity leave in the past, and yes, it is refreshing to see a popular conservative support any sort of social programming, but she’s not so vocal when it comes to issues that would help other people. Jon Stewart summed it up nicely like this: “They’re really only ‘entitlements’ when they’re something other people want. When it’s something you want, they’re a hallmark of a civilized society, the foundation of a great people. ‘I just had a baby, and found out that maternity leave strengthens society, but since I still have a job, unemployment benefits are clearly socialism.'”

She also thinks pepper spray is basically a food product, so who knows what’s going on over there.


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