A Fox News co-host said on Wednesday that a Boy Scouts ban on water guns and limitation on the size of water balloons was proof that boys were being emasculated.
“Outnumbered” co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy, who is married to former MTV “Real World” star and current Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), said the ban would have an effect on future generations of America’s spies and soldiers.
“If we keep emasculating our boys and not letting boys be boys,” Campos-Duffy said, “how are we gonna raise the next generation of hardcore CIA operatives, Navy SEALS?”
“That was a very nice, unloaded question,” former CIA officer and “One Lucky Guy,” Mike Baker said.
Baker ultimately agreed with Campos-Duffy.
“The fact that the Boy Scouts are bowing to this,” Baker said, “again, it’s the emasculation concept. Oh, God!”
Co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle chimed in agreeing that “the wussification,” as she called it, was very problematic.
Campos-Duffy, herself a former “Real World” star, spoke about the repercussions in adulthood.
“Can I speak to the single women?” Campos-Duffy asked. “I mean I do think culture matters and I think what we’re seeing is, I notice a lot of single women frustrated with what I call ‘basement boys.’ Guys who just, you know, play video games and they’re not the kind of tough, cool —”
Co-host Andrea Tantaros interjected.
“You’re looking over at me,” Tantaros said. “They’re not in my world, hunny. I can tell you that.”
Campos-Duffy asked whether there were long-term effects to restricting the size of water balloons and prohibiting the use of water guns.
“Would you say that there is an effect on that in the long term?” Campos-Duffy said. “That we will end up raising wussified boys if we keep putting these kinds of parameters?”
“I mean there’s a lot of you know, thumb-sucking, beta-wearing pajama boys running around out there,” Tantaros said. “I think it’s a bigger problem.”
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