Red State editor-in-chief Erick Erickson spoke with Fox News Host Megyn Kelly recently about his claim that it was “natural” for women to remain in a submissive, child-rearing role while their husbands do all the grown-up breadwinning stuff. During an all-male panel on Fox’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” the conservative blogger and alliteration game answer had previously mansplained that female breadwinners were “hurting our children.” This is undeniably true, because SCIENCE:
[L]iberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology… and other animals, the male typically is the dominant role.
Kelly invited both Erickson and Dobbs onto her show to discuss. Her first questions were directed at Erickson:
Who died and made you scientist-in-chief?
…To me you sound like somebody who’s judging and then wants to come out and say “I’m not, I’m not, I’m not, and now let me judge judge judge, and by the way it’s science it’s science it’s science it’s fact fact fact fact.” Well, I have a whole list of studies saying your science is wrong and your facts are wrong.
Apparently Megyn Kelly is not familiar with how males dominate females throughout the animal kingfom — like the male angler fish, for instance, who dominates his female counterpart by allowing her to physically host him in her body like he’s a parasite, whereupon she dutifully feeds him nutrient sandwiches and sexes him up until suddenly she gets all emotional and digests him whole, and then she moves on to being dominated by a bunch of other males whom she likewise hosts, mates with, digests, and discards. (Do you understand it a little better now, Megyn? We know, science is hard.)
Erickson then attempted to mansplain himself, primarily by changing his initial argument and hastily suggesting that he had really just been talking about the rise of single mothers and over-worked parents in general, and he totally was “not judging.” He just feels they’re to blame for all of society’s ills, and besides he’s just saying, is all.
Noting the shift in argument, Kelly tore into the pseudoscience again:
In this country in the ’50s and ’60s there were huge numbers of people that … said it was science and fact if you were the child of a black father and white mother or vice versa you were inferior and not set up for success. Tell that to Barack Obama.
Witness the rest of the awkwardness here:
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” Megyn Kelly Debates Erick Erickson ” screenshot via Fox.