Fox News Host On Sexist Forbes Article: ‘Do You Know Where This Comes From? Women.’

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"Fox News Host On Sexist Forbes Article: ‘Do You Know Where This Comes From? Women.’"

Forbes recently published an article by Executive Editor Michael Noer that stated men shouldn’t marry women with careers because such women “are more likely to get divorced, more likely to cheat, less likely to have children, and, if they do have kids, they are more likely to be unhappy about it.”

Today on Fox News, host Michael Jerrick brought up the story, but instead of criticizing Noer, blamed women. Jerrick stated that the problem “starts with women” and men just “want to keep you happy.” When co-host Juliet Huddy called Jerrick’s statements “ridiculous,” he replied, “Oh, she’s mad.” Watch it:

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JERRICK: Well, he took it from a study, this group called Social Forces, it’s a research journal. And so he took this study from them. And said — oh, by the way, hey Toby, do you have that song? Remember that song, by Jimmy Soul?

(Music)

HUDDY: Oh, that’s charming. This is what he writes. “Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don’t marry a woman with a career.” Because basically he says, look —

CROWD: Boooo.

HUDDY: I know, right! He says your typical career girl is well-educated, ambitious, informed and engaged. Good things, yes. At least, he says, until you get married. Then to put it bluntly, he says, the more successful she is, the more likely she is to grow dissatisfied with you. A bunch of bull.

JERRICK: But do you know where this comes from? Women. He took it from this study out of this research journal. And do you know what that study said? Women, no matter what they say, deep down inside and how much money they have and how great a job they have, they are happier if the husband is the main bread winner. It starts with women. They’re happier —

HUDDY: Are they going to start blaming us for this?

JERRICK: They’re happier.

HUDDY: That’s ridiculous.

JERRICK: We want to keep you happy.

HUDDY: Well — I don’t know what else to say about that except–

JERRICK: Oh, she’s mad.

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