The typical response from the right to the gender gap in pay is to claim that it isn’t actually happening, that other factors cause it rather than sexism. But Tucker Carlson just goes full-on misogynist and claims that it’s a good thing that women make less than men or men will get all upset and do terrible things.
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Male wages declined. Manufacturing, a male-dominated industry all but disappeared over the course of a generation. All that remained in many places were the schools and the hospitals, and both of them are traditional employers of women.
In many areas, women suddenly made more than men.
Now, before you applaud that as a victory for feminism, consider some of the effects.
Study after study has shown that when men make less than women, women generally don’t want to marry them. Maybe they should want to marry them, but they don’t. Over big populations this causes a drop in marriage, a spike in out-of-wedlock births and all the familiar disasters that inevitably follow.More drug and alcohol abuse, higher incarceration rates, fewer families formed in the next generation. This is not speculation, it’s not propaganda from the evangelicals. It’s social science. We know it’s true. Rich people know it best of all, that’s why they get married before they have kids. That model works.
So Tucker, what you’re saying is that since Megyn Kelly made more money than you doing essentially the same job, you’re going to abuse drugs and alcohol, commit crimes and refuse to have children? Okay, so that last part is a definite positive. Your opinion of men is quite obvious here. Men are so weak that they simply can’t handle a woman making more money then them so they have to act out and do terrible things to make themselves feel better. Gotcha.