We are “watching society dissolve around us,” moaned FOX Business host Lou Dobbs (left) on May 29. His lamentation came in response to Pew Research Center’s finding that women now are the leading or solo breadwinner in four of 10 U.S. households. FOX Contributor Juan Williams opined that the numbers show “something is going terribly wrong in our society and it is hurting our children.”
Panelist Erick Erickson, who edits the right-wing blog RedState.com, sees the Pew report as a disruption of the natural order. “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,” Erickson told Dobbs. “The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complementary role. We’ve lost the ability to have complementary relationships … and it’s tearing us apart.” A woman being the top earner in a household is “bad for kids, bad for marriages,” he said.
No woman was asked to be on the panel.
You can read the Pew report here. Watch the “Lou Dobbs Tonight” segment here. Then weigh in with your opinions. Why are some men so afraid of women who out-earn them? What do you think are the positives and negatives of the Pew findings?