PEW Research Social and Demographic Trends released a report on Wednesday citing ‘mothers (and not fathers) are the sole or primary provider in four-in-ten households with children.’
The research cited, “These “breadwinner moms” are made up of two very different groups: 5.1 million (37%) are married mothers who have a higher income than their husbands, and 8.6 million (63%) are single mothers.”
Now these results have generated quite a lot of negative and relatively expected reaction from many male conservative personalities such as Bryan Fischer who expressed his un-welcoming thoughts on the airwaves following the research release.
Fischer is of the opinion that women are ‘designed to be ruled over and to make a home for children and husband.’ According to him God designed the women to not be the breadwinners of the society. This task is solely to be performed by men and men alone. You can listen to his complete statement in the video below:
The conservative host was quick to clarify the fact that by saying this he was not suggesting that men were smarter than women or anything, it’s just that they are ‘supposed’ to use their ‘physical strength’ to provide for their family.
But that clarification, quite honestly, didn’t help to wear off the effect of the absurdity his previous comment possessed. And what’s worse, he is not the only one who thinks like that.
Fox news male pundits including Lou Dobbs, Erik Ericson and Juan Williams had their say on the PEW Research. And they just sort of re-phrased what Fischer had to say. Erickson said, “When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and female in society, and the other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it's not antithesis, or it's not competing, it's a complimentary role. We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complimentary relationships in nuclear families, and it's tearing us apart.”
Williams said thatthe woman might be the primary breadwinner but we’re seeing the disintegration of marriage, we’re seeing men who were hard hit by the economic recession. He said that something is going terribly wrong in American society, and it is hurting children, and it’s going to have impact for generations to come.
You can watch these wonderful men and their conversation on working women’s progress in the video below:
Do you agree with these conservative and conventional statements about working women? Is it wrong for women to step ahead in their lives to provide financial support to their families? Please comment.