According to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, illness such as COVID tends to “feminize” people.
Carlson made his comments on “Tucker Carlson Today,” his Fox Nation streaming show while speaking with British broadcaster and former Brexit Party politician Nigel Farage, according to HuffPost while they were discussing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hospitalization for coronavirus in 2020:
“So somebody who knows him told me ― and I’d be interested in getting your take on this ― that getting COVID emasculated him, it changed him, it feminized him, it weakened him as a man.”
“Well, I think he was very seriously ill. One of the things we have learned from COVID is people who are 50, 60, 70, 80 pounds overweight tend to have fared very badly.”
Carlson, however, continued to assert that sickness leads to weakness, which feminizes a person:
“But the virus itself. This is true ― does tend to take away the life force in some people, I notice. I mean, it does feminize people. No one ever says that, but it’s true.”
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that this isn’t the first time Carlson has made incredibly sexist comments. A few months ago he suggested that allowing pregnant women to serve in the armed forces was “making a mockery of the U.S. military.”
“While China’s military becomes more masculine as it’s assembled the world’s largest navy, our military, as Joe Biden says, needs to become more feminine — whatever feminine means anymore, since men and women no longer exist.”
Or consider what Carlson said on a radio show, calling women “extremely primitive” and “like dogs.”
And in 2006, the Fox host had this to say about feminists and feminism:
“If you’re talking to a feminist, and she’s given you, ‘Well, men really need to be more sensitive,’ no, actually, men don’t need to be more sensitive. You just need to be quiet and kind of do what you’re told.”
Do you get the feeling that Tucker Carlson doth protest too much?
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