Since Today Appears to Be Erick Erickson Day…
Erick Erickson said something offensive and stupid, which is usually not the kind of thing I’m inclined to write about, because no one much will be surprised to hear I find the sentiments of a southern reactionary contemptible. But for the sake of setting the table, here he is, dropping science:
I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-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 complimentary role.
The stupid kind of stands on its own, but for further context: this happened during a roundtable discussion (of which there were no women members) on Lou Dobbs’ Fox Business show. Lou and the gang were freaking out over a recent Pew report finding that around 40 percent of households have a woman as the sole or primary source of income; this, apparently, was a sign that America is not only on the Road to Serfdom but is also on the Road to Matriarchy, which would be bad because science.
[Continued @ Jubilee]