Hosts on Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered’ Defend Sexual Harassment: ‘Let Men Be Men’ (Video)

fox-news-catcallsMost people who follow me probably know that I’m not always the biggest fan of people who go overboard with being “politically correct.” I think nowadays some people are going entirely too far with it. It seems we’re approaching a point in our society to where people can’t say anything without it offending someone.

It’s as if there are people out there who are just waiting to be offended or outraged by something.

That being said, the disgusting nature at which the hosts on Fox News’ Outnumbered downplayed and defended public sexual harassment against women was pathetic.

Do I think some feminism has gone overboard? Absolutely. I joked with a female friend not too long ago that it seems some people don’t even want males to find females attractive anymore.

That being said, sexual harassment is something I do take very seriously. Women shouldn’t have to feel as if they have to “tolerate” deplorable behavior by men. I’ve seen it countless times first hand. Women out in public, just living their lives, with random men shouting disgusting or perverted comments in their direction.

Well, according to all five co-hosts of Fox News’ Outnumbered on Thursday (4 female, 1 male) this type of “Mad Men” outdated behavior is just fine by them.

Just ask co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who said, “Let men be men, I just love them.”

“Look, men are going to be that way. What can you do?,” she continued. 

Or another clueless co-host, Stacey Dash, who said she’s perfectly fine with men shouting sexual remarks in her direction because that’s what she grew up with – as long as they stay at an arm’s distance.

But maybe the most pathetic showing came from their guest, and frequent Fox News contributor, Arthur Aidala who stood up to show his typical “move” toward random females. And by “move” that apparently means he stands there and claps at them while they walk by. Though he claimed the vast majority of women find this “flattering.” 

This all got a big round of laughter from the female co-hosts.

What this entire segment essentially did was defend the right for random men to shout sexual comments towards random women. Because that was literally the example they used during the segment. The cliché’ “guys in  hard hats” shouting something sexually suggestive to women as they walk by.

They all seemed perfectly fine with this.

Now, am I saying there aren’t women out there who like this kind of attention? Of course not. I know for a fact there are women who get offended if they’re not “noticed” by strange men, because I’ve known some who are like that.

That being said, to defend blatant, public sexual harassment toward women on a major cable news network is appalling. It’s 2014, not 1955.

It’s embarrassing displays such as this, where Fox News sets up a segment (because I can almost guarantee you this was staged) where women are defending the right for men to sexually harass other women, for which everyone who fights for equality for women should be ashamed.

Watch the segment below via Media Matters and Fox News

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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    “Let men be men, I just love them.”

    No wonder Kimberly Giulfoyle is divorced woman.

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  • Sandy Greer

    So glad you feel this way, Allen. Maybe you’ll do something about the following sexist comments in your Megyn Kelly piece:

    >bubble headed bleach blonde,
    >She’s got dirty panties…
    >Bet she rimms like a white tornado.
    >FOX “news” females (sans guilfoyle) are severely micromastial;
    >stop talking shit u dumb bitch
    >FOX “news” skanks

    >I mean she has a hot body, or did @ one time, but even though she is vaguely pretty, I just couldn’t take advantage of the obviously mentally challenged. Lord KNOWS she would love it more than twice but… NO respectable manslut threads a defective donut.

    >the ONLY women on FOX “news” with (in MY opinion) a hot sexy body is kim guilfoyle……..the rest of them are ex highschool cheerleader types who are micromastial and thus; useless to me

    Your articles on conservative women regularly turn into bitch-fests of sexual innuendo so offensive at times – it almost turns my stomach to read them. They put ALL women to shame. Put your money where your mouth is, Allen Clifton.

    Or do you not have the problem with “random men shouting disgusting or perverted comments in the direction” of women you claim you do?

    • Cemetery Girl

      I agree. There are some commenters that I just ignore because too often they end up becoming sexually related.

      • Sandy Greer

        I think you’re right. There are people I can’t read because they insult others as a matter of course. I think it’s time I don’t read
        men who have no respect for women, as well.

        I would still like to see FP clean up its act – Clifton in particular. Until then – they pay lip service only, and wallow in Hypocrisy.

    • Mimi

      Wish I could upvote this 10000000 times.

      • Sandy Greer

        Thank you so much, Mimi. Unfortunately, Allen Clifton left the comments on Megyn Kelly standing. Some even worse on his Guilfoyle article. And any of his other articles ridiculing conservative women.

        Hypocrites think it OK when it’s conservative women.

        Worse – they expect us (Lefty ladies) to play along to get along.

  • Cammie Duvall

    Dont forget who Fox’s target audience is….middle/old aged white men with Repub narcissism. I know a lot of men (particularly traditional college aged men) who are incredibly respectful in the way they compliment a woman’s attractiveness. But this narcissism (i admit, not just in conservative culture) has continued to perpetuate an environment where many men continue to see women as merely objects to please their desires. Often when its not returned, the catcalls turn to slanderous insults, even physical assault at times. How many women actually respond to catcalls with romantic interest? Not many. I know this is not ALL men, but if you are angered by this response, maybe you need to take a long look in the mirror. Just sayin…

    • Mimi

      Agreed. The fact that #allwomen have encountered this makes it a problem for #allmen to address and call out amongst their own.

    • Cemetery Girl

      Women have endured cat calls, harassment (every women just loves that some men should feel flattered by basically being sexually propositioned), and now culturally “friend zone” is a thing. Because how dare a woman socially interact with a man and not reward his efforts with intercourse? Basically that is what it typically boils down to. Even if you’ve taken her on a few dates she isn’t obligated to have sex. (Dinner and a movie is not a payment for sex.) But sadly there are too many men that will complain that a woman “friend zoned” them after spending weeks spending time with her and at least semi-listening when she talked.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Trying to get my mind behind the morality that says that human nature doesn’t require modulation.

    Yes, let men be men. And look at any 2 year old as a raw sample of human nature (either sex). Look at the selfishness, theft, tantrums, insistence on the focus on themselves, etc. Now tell me that this shouldn’t be modulated as one becomes an adult.

    • Charles Vincent

      Hyperbole much Eg???

  • D2dmoore

    Stacy Dash had to dye her hair blonde to fit in with fox. SMH

  • Pipercat

    Roger Ailes, a genius… genius I tells ya!

  • Jody Bourgoin

    Since when is the chick from Clueless allowed to give any social commentary at all? Well, I guess she ws in Mo’ Money too…..meh. Idiots

  • Xaniv

    I guess they’d also think I should be flattered when my boss slaps me on the butt. I mean full handed grab slap.

  • Mimi

    “…where women are defending the right for men to sexually harass other women, for which everyone who fights for equality for women should be ashamed.”

    No, not “ashamed.” ANGRY.

  • Tuscany

    From the northern side of the boarder. Happened to tune in this channel in the morning and minutes into it, my daughter’s comment, “dump and stupid ..”. That says it all.

  • DanialThom

    99% chance Allen is gay?

    Women dress nice, wear makeup, get their boobs done, and somehow they’re suppose to pretend that they don’t like attention? The gays and feminists are so focused on gender neutrality that they’re standing in the way of the 2 things that most women want most; attention and a good man.