Fox News Cavemen worried about female breadwinners…

A study released by Pew Research yesterday revealed that 40% of all households today in America with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family.

Lou Dobbs, Juan Williams and Erick Erickson believe this a tragic, tragic trend in our country.

On his Fox business program, Dobbs described the Pew study as ‘showing that women have become the breadwinners in this country, and a lot of other concerning and troubling statistics.’ He went on to call the report suggestive of “society dissolv[ing] around us.

Juan Williams believes the breadwinning women are destroying the institution of marriage…

What we’re seeing with four out of 10 families, now the woman is the primary breadwinner. You’re seeing the disintegration of marriage, you’re seeing men who were hard hit by the economic recession in ways that women weren’t. But you’re seeing, I think, systemically, larger than the political stories that we follow every day, something going terribly wrong in American society, and it’s hurting our children, and it’s going to have impact for generations to come

Erick Erickson, says people that aren’t troubled by this trend are being anti-science.

I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology — when you look at the natural world — the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complementary role

Oh, dear Erick, this may help. A little science lesson prepared for you…

The one thing any observer of the natural world knows is that the animal kingdom is marked by its diversity. Boy Biologist Erick’s first mistake was to open his yap and say “typically” in regards to the natural world. Because nothing is typical in nature. No such thing,

Let’s start at the bottom of the food chain for an example. That would be the male spider, frequent post-coital meal of the larger, more dominant female spider. Or let’s look at fish. Did you know that all clownfish are born male? And the most dominant male clownfish becomes female? True story. It appears a male clownfish’s highest aspiration is to be female. Suckit, Boy Biologist.

The animal kingdom is filled with examples of female-dominant sexual dimorphism. And in many animal species, it’s not just size which matters: it’s social order and behavior, too. Look at hyenas, where females have all the power — and it’s inherited, regardless of other hyenas’ age or size. Even in primates, female dominance is prevalent.

Yes, even in primates. That means humans.

The next thing those breadwinning women will want is equal pay and bust through glass ceilings.

Well, of course, there were no silly little women on the panel.



Meet Zach Sobiech

Via Upworthy:

Zach Sobiech, at the age of 14, found out he had a rare form of terminal cancer. So he became a rock star, and millions of people got to see his music before he passed away on May 20, 2013. This is his beautiful story.

You never know what to expect until you lose someone dear to your heart this way.  I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer far too early. If you wouldn’t mind sharing this so more people hear Zach’s story, I’d love it. His family has requested that anyone who is interested in helping change the fate for future children like Zach donate to the research fund set up on his behalf.

UPDATE: You can also buy his album on iTunes here, with the proceeds going to the research fund.

Virtually Speaking Thursday

Marcy Wheeler: Obama, Natl Security & Counterterrorism

Thus May 30 6p PT/9p ET –

Marcy Wheeler discusses the implications of Obama’s May 2013 national security speech in which he outlined a new direction for the country’s national security and counterterrorism efforts, from drone strikes in Pakistan to the prison at Guantánamo Bay. Jay Ackroyd hosts.

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