Conservative pundit: Women were “designed” to serve their husbands

Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association reacts to a new report on working mothers

By Katie McDonough
Published May 30, 2013 2:12AM (UTC)
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Conservative pundit and issues director for the American Family Association Bryan Fischer took to the airwaves on Wednesday to gesture emphatically and make loud noises in response to a report from the Pew Research Center that 40 percent of American mothers are the sole or primary breadwinner for their families.

His response, that women were "designed" to serve their husbands from inside the home, was predictably bananas; but, interestingly, wasn't too far out of step with Pew's own findings about Americans' discomfort with working women and single mothers.

According to the Pew report, 74 percent of adults said that working mothers make it "harder for parents to raise children," while 51 percent of respondents believed that children are "better off" if a mother is home and does not hold a job.

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Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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