Tucker Carlson shows his misogyny once again


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On January 19, Tucker Carlson referred to New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern as “the lady with big teeth.” Unsurprisingly for a right-leaning pundit, he showcases how acceptable it is to attack women not based on their qualifications but on their looks.

In the past, Carlson has attacked Ardern after her vigilant response to the spread of Covid-19. Ardern successfully and thoroughly eliminated the virus’s transmission after entirely closing all New Zealand borders and enforcing mandatory self-isolation.

“Carlson was fiercely critical of the measures Ardern introduced to combat coronavirus, during the peak of the pandemic,” according to an article in Newsweekly.

Yet Carlson’s insults toward women just don’t stop there. On a radio TV show with Bubba the Love Sponge, Carlson described women as “extremely primitive” and “like dogs”.

But Carlson doesn’t stand alone when it comes to humiliating women for their appearance rather than credentials.

During a presidential debate prior to the election of Donald Trump in 2016, Trump shared that when Hillary Clinton walked out in front of him on stage, he was assessing her sexually. Trump later told a rally audience, “When she walked in front of me, believe me, I wasn’t impressed.”

“I think the habit of insulting one’s political enemy is unfortunately long-standing in this country and he (Trump) has brought it to a new low,” said Carly Fiorina, American Businesswoman, and former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina’s statement sprouted from another insult from former president Trump, attacking and addressing Florina as “Horseface.”

These nasty comments are voiced by men around the world; attacking women on their physical attributes stems from the history of women. As seen on TV shows, magazines, and social media posts, beauty and appearance tend to be the only thing publicized that women care about, so in return, men looking to insult women typically gravitate towards a personal attack on looks – believing that will be the most upsetting because women only care about their looks.. Right?

“These insults come from antiquated perceptions that men have about a woman’s worth. Women are valuable in so many ways – in education, leadership, the military, government, yet men who resort to these types of insults place all of a woman’s value in her appearance,” said Mrs. Carolyne Dymond, an NHS teacher.

Overall, insults attaining to women’s looks in today’s society tend to be a general yet horrendous trend among men. These personal attacks given to women say far more about the man than the lady’s beauty.