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Fox News Host: Wives Who Earn More Then Men Disrespect Their Hubby’s Inner Caveman

This weekend, Fox News Host Clayton Morris pondered if women who earned more money then their husbands were hurting man’s inner caveman and leading to the rise of trophy husbands.

A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that in 24 percent of all households, women are now the primary breadwinner. This concerned Morris, who wondered if this might be causing a problem for men’s biological need to be the alpha in the home.

“Are female breadwinners a problem?” he asked during a segment of Fox & Friends dubbed ‘Alpha Women’. “Is there a problem with men earning less in the household, and do you think that it could cause big marital problems?”

Morris then continued by stating that in addition to going against conventional roles of men and women, he thought that it might be a biological issue, related to man’s inner caveman.

“Isn’t there some sort of biological, innate need for me to be the caveman?” Morris grunted. “Go out and bring home the dinner. Is it emasculating if we don’t do it?”

Kris Schoels of YoungMarriedChic.com then chimed in to say that she agreed that traditional gender roles are being followed less and less in today’s society and as a result “problems can arise,”  especially since women feel like they want to be taken care of and denying men that chance to care for their wives can be emasculating.

Turning to Miss New York USA 2013 Joanne Nosuchinsky, Morris then repeated the same question, demanding once again, “Is there a biological need for the man to take care of the women here?”

Nosuchinsky stood her ground and responded that “you can be the head of the household without being the one that makes the most money” and encouraged women to marry men who did not have such insecurities.

Clearly not getting the answer he was seeking, Morris then asked his guest  if a man is at home doing the laundry,wouldn’t a woman lose respect for someone doing that ‘stuff that doesn’t matter’ when she was bringing home the cash?

Jumping into the conversation and bringing it to a merciful end, Kwame Foster of Fox Business finally stressed that supporting each other, not the amount of your paycheck, is what matters the most in any relationship.

“I am prepared to be a trophy husband,” Foster said, pointing out that his very successful wife may soon earn more than him. He added the key to their relationship was being part of one another’s success and understanding “money isn’t everything.”

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