Fox News host Greg Gutfeld had some choice words Tuesday for women who opposed the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Obamacare contraception mandate.
During a discussion of the Hobby Lobby decision on “The Five,” Gutfeld argued that the Supreme Court did not violate women’s rights when it ruled that closely held corporations could refuse to cover certain contraceptives because of their religious beliefs. He attempted to draw a comparison to First Amendment rights, arguing that Fox News doesn’t infringe on his free speech by forbidding him to swear on air.
Gutfeld then launched a condescending attack on “feminist bloggers” in particular, accusing them of overblowing the ruling and spreading misinformation about the decision.
“No grace involved in this, just shrieking,” he said. “And it’s because for a lot of these women who are activists, screaming is what they majored in. Campuses provide degrees in grievance.”
“Women have fought the stigma of fragile, emotional behavior for decades. For being accused of not being able to handle things,” he added. “This hysteria by feminists has set back their cause by decades. They are truly resembling hysterics over a lot of this stuff, and they’re being dishonest to other women.”
“It’s gone from ‘I am woman, hear me roar,’ to ‘I am woman, hear me beg for Plan B,'” co-host Andrea Tantaros chimed in. “Doesn’t it come down to just that conservative women, or women who agree with this court decision, are just stronger women than liberal women? I don’t need a government or a boss or anyone to pay for my birth control.”
Surely Tantaros’ salary more than covers the cost of her prescription.