Fox News host Andrea Tantaros asserted on Wednesday that marriage was in decline because feminism had encouraged women to "freely" have "sex like a man."
Medical contributor Dr. Manny Alvarez explained to the hosts of Outnumbered that one reason more couples were having children out of wedlock was because immigrants did not respect the institution of marriage.
"A lot of times, it's cultural," Alvarez said. "There are many people coming to this country where that is a norm, where people meet, they get together, they want to have a baby. And bingo, they come back here and they don't think about the marriage thing."
"This new philosophy sometimes is the way people were brought up, but it's also because, in my opinion, the whole concept of marriage, whether it is heterosexual marriage or homosexual marriage, whatever the case may be, is really something that people are not paying attention," he continued. "The concept of fidelity is something that's being lost."
Tantaros pointed out that "men specifically are opting out of marriage."
"I mean this is a term that been dubbed by [conservative website] Breitbart as the sexodus," she said.
Co-host Harris Faulkner agreed that there was less pressure on men "because we are a sexually free society."
"Women have been encouraged to give it up freely with the rise of feminism, have sex like a man," Tantaros opined. "So, they're doing this and they're not making the guy step up to put a ring on it."
Co-host Kennedy Montgomery said that dating app Tinder was also to blame.
"There are a lot of dudes that don't want to get married because if you're not married, it's not cheating," Montgomery concluded.
Watch the video below from Fox News' Outnumbered, broadcast March 11, 2015.