A Fox News panel suggested over the weekend that women “don’t need to talk” because being funny made them unattractive to men.
On Sunday’s edition of Fox & Friends, host Tucker Carlson pointed to a recent study which found that men were more attractive to women when they told jokes, but the same was not true for women who told jokes.
“Are funny women not attractive to men?” Carlson asked, turning to his panel.
Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf agreed: “I’m single because I’m so funny. That’s what it is.”
Former Miss New York Joanne Nosuchinsky argued that part of the problem was that “women are always thinking long term, it’s in our DNA. We want a mate for life.”
“We’re thinking we need a funny guy, someone who will be humorous the rest of our lives,” she explained. “Guys, they think short term, they’re not into the long term right away. They’re like, ‘She doesn’t need to be funny, she doesn’t need to talk. She looks good, we’re good.'”
“That’s a really good point,” Carlson replied.
“People don’t listen to how funny I am because they don’t care,” Timpf opined. “They’re like, ‘Oh, she’s got a nice face.'”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Sept. 6, 2015.