Fox host wonders if ‘female breadwinners’ disrespect the ‘innate’ biology of men

By David Edwards
Monday, May 5, 2014 8:43 EDT
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Fox News host Clayton Morris
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Fox News host Clayton Morris argued over the weekend that women “breadwinners” could be emasculating men by violating their “innate” biology.

On the Sunday edition of Fox & Friends, Morris asked several guests if there was a “problem” after a Pew Research Center study released earlier this month found that about 25 percent of women made more than their husbands.

“Are female breadwinners a problem?” Morris wanted to know. “Is there a problem with men earning less in the household, and do you think that it could cause big marital problems?”

After Fox Business host Kmele Foster agreed that women earning more could cause problems because it was “running against convention,” Morris suggested that there was a biological reason that men should earn more money.

“Isn’t there some sort of biological, innate need for me to be the caveman?” he wondered. “Go out and bring home the dinner. Is it emasculating if we don’t do it?”

Kris Schoels of YoungMarriedChic.com opined that “problems can arise” when families do not follow “traditional gender roles.”

“Is there a biological need for the man to take care of the women here?” Morris asked Miss New York USA 2013 Joanne Nosuchinsky, who recommended finding a man who was not insecure about his wife earning more.

Morris then suggested that Nosuchinsky could “lose respect” for a stay-at-home dad.

“Gender roles are just getting very blurred,” Schoels observed. “I think there’s a new set of rules.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast May 5, 2013.

(h/t: Media Matters)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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