FOX host, mother and breadwinner Megyn Kelly blasted RedState editor Erick Erickson for a panel appearance in which he lamented a recent report that mothers are now the sole or primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of U.S. households with children.
An all-male panel including Erickson appeared on Fox Business Wednesday evening to express their outrage. Host Lou Dobbs said the numbers are proof of "society dissolving around us," and Juan Williams blamed breadwinning mothers for "the disintegration of marriage."
Erick Erickson said that traditional gender roles are just based on 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."
After taking heat for his traditionalist comments, Erickson took to his blog to respond to critics, saying, "Many feminist and emo lefties have their panties in a wad over my statements in the past 24 hours about families."
Megyn Kelly shot back on Friday and asked Erickson "What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist in chief?” She told Erickson, "I don't think I'm an emo liberal. I was offended by the piece nonetheless."
Kelly also compared his "natural male dominance" theories to the pseudo-science used in the 1950s and '60s to oppose interracial marriage. "They 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."