Study on female breadwinners stirs TV verbal brawl

In this March 6, 2012 file photo provided by Fox News, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly poses at the anchor desk at the Fox studios in New York. Kelly says she's offended by a male colleague's suggestion that children of working mothers don't do as well as families with stay-at-home moms. A study released this week showing that women are now the primary breadwinners in households with children ignited a sharp debate with two of Fox's most prominent women taking on male colleagues. In an electric segment on Kelly's show Friday, she criticized Fox contributor Erick Erickson for saying that in nature, males are dominant. She said to Erickson, “what makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?” (AP Photo/Fox News, Alex Kroke)
In this March 6, 2012 file photo provided by Fox News, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly poses at the anchor desk at the Fox studios in New York. Kelly says she's offended by a male colleague's suggestion that children of working mothers don't do as well as families with stay-at-home moms. A study released this week showing that women are now the primary breadwinners in households with children ignited a sharp debate with two of Fox's most prominent women taking on male colleagues. In an electric segment on Kelly's show Friday, she criticized Fox contributor Erick Erickson for saying that in nature, males are dominant. She said to Erickson, “what makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?” (AP Photo/Fox News, Alex Kroke)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly says she’s offended by a male colleague’s suggestion that children of working mothers don’t do as well as those of stay-at-home moms.

A study released this week showing that women are now the primary breadwinners in households with children ignited a sharp debate with two of Fox’s most prominent women taking on male colleagues. In an electric segment on Kelly’s show Friday, she criticized Fox contributor Erick Erickson for saying that in nature males are dominant.

She said to Erickson, “What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?”

Earlier, Fox’s Greta Van Susteren wondered: “Have these men lost their minds?”

The study was done by the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center.

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