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article imageFemale breadwinner study ignites debate on Fox News

By Ashley Woods     Jun 1, 2013 in Entertainment
A heated debate between Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and Fox contributor Erick Erickson stems from a new study that shows 40 percent of women with children are breadwinners.
Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly says she is offended by a colleague's remark. Fox contributor Erick Erickson suggested that children of working mothers don't do as well as those of stay-at-home moms.
A study by Pew Research Center, released this week, shows that women are the primary breadwinner in 40 percent of households with children. This statistic is the highest on record and reflects a huge shift in family dynamics.
Erickson told Kelly on Friday that it is unhealthy for children when the roles of men and women are interchangeable. The male is typically dominant, he wrote. Later on he says that children in a two-parent "traditional" household have a better chance at success than children of single or gay parents.
"We should not kid ourselves or scream so loudly in politically correct outrage to drown the truth," Erickson wrote on his redstate.com blog. "Kids most likely will do best in households where they have a mom at home nurturing them while dad is out bringing home the bacon."
Kelly, outraged, slammed him with scientific data proving that children with homosexual parents or working mothers are just as healthy and able to succeed as children with stay-at-home moms.
"I don't like what you wrote one bit," she said. "I think you are judging people. You sound like somebody who is judging but wants to come out and say 'I'm not, I'm not, I'm not but let me judge, judge, judge. And, by the way, it's science and facts, facts, facts.' But this is a list of studies saying your science is wrong and your facts are wrong."
Kelly told the men that 50 years ago the belief was that children of interracial marriages were inferior.
"They said it was science, and it was fact," she said. "If you were the child of a black father and a white mother or vice versa, you were inferior and you were not set up for success. Tell that to Barack Obama."
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