Elisabeth Hasselbeck escalates war on ‘female breadwinners’: Are they a ‘recipe for disaster?’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:16 EDT
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Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck
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Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Tuesday suggested that women who made more than their husbands could be a “recipe for disaster.”

Over the weekend, Fox News host Clayton Morris had asked if “female breadwinners” were a “problem” after a Pew Research Center study released earlier this month found that about 25 percent of women made more than their husbands.

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

But by Tuesday, women who earned more than men had gone from simply being a “problem” at Fox News to being a full-scale “disaster.”

“Are female breadwinners a recipe for disaster?” Hasselbeck asked, pointing to a study which found men were five times more likely to cheat if their spouse paid the bills.

“Men have this expectation that they’re going to be the breadwinners,” author Farnoosh Torabi explained. “And when they’re not, that can cause a lot of emotional problems.”

As the segment concluded, co-host Brian Kilmeade asked the audience if it was “worth it to have the man become the second-highest paid person in the house?”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast May 6, 2014.

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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