In an effort to explain away climate change on his Fox News program, conservative host Tucker Carlson asked:
"How did we wind up with a country in which feminists do science?"
Watch his comment here.
Tucker Carlson: "How did we wind up with a country in which feminists do science?" https://t.co/e9R10EYdNA— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence)1554424181.0
smh next thing you know we'll have lady drivers or doctors or heaven forbid, lady voters— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence)1554426760.0
Watch the full segment here.
As for Carlson's question about women and science, plenty of people had answers for him, including Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
She took to Twitter and posted:
"Democracy and civil rights is how we got a country where 'feminists do science'."
Democracy and civil rights is how we got a country where “feminists do science.” (Also, note how he’s drumming up… https://t.co/FkeGolU4vP— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1554427385.0
She also called out Carlson for using misogyny to discredit scientific facts about climate change.
People listed some of the women whose pioneering work advanced science.
@ndrew_lawrence @mmfa Marie Curie says Hi— Joe Metz (@Joe Metz)1554424571.0
@ndrew_lawrence @mmfa Also Jane Goodall says Hi— Joe Metz (@Joe Metz)1554424717.0
@tscinti Emmy Noether waves hello.— konobi (@konobi)1554425331.0
@konobi @tscinti Sally Ride says hi— China (@China)1554426506.0
@FloridaChina @konobi @tscinti Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson say hello.— v. 🌈 (@v. 🌈)1554440369.0
@q1t3d0 @DrKristenWells @spobellove @FloridaChina @konobi @tscinti Hedy Lamarr asks how you like your WiFi https://t.co/c1BVYXdvJZ— 🍑Jennsilvanian (@🍑Jennsilvanian)1554459445.0
#TuckerCarlson is really going to be upset when he sees today's @Google doodle is #HedwigKohn, Jewish feminist scie… https://t.co/S9y4gWOBnC— Victoria Brownworth (@Victoria Brownworth)1554474573.0
if feminists didn’t “do science” you wouldn’t know the structure of DNA, artificial radioactivity, how genes move b… https://t.co/GBZU1ap4d1— mary sagatelova (@mary sagatelova)1554466759.0
Tucker Carlson, We wound up with feminists doing science because science is for everyone. In practice, things sti… https://t.co/Ign8uBzltK— 500womenscientists (@500womenscientists)1554467595.0
They also disclosed that not only do "feminists do science," but they also do math.
@ndrew_lawrence And sometimes, when the moon is full, we even Math.— TJ Mansell (@TJ Mansell)1554425781.0
I try my hardest stay professional on here, but I’m seriously struggling 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ #feministsdoscience??? Does h… https://t.co/dV15eHdGwi— Gail Austen (@Gail Austen)1554474517.0
People had questions for Carlson as well. Such as, what are his credentials, exactly?
@ndrew_lawrence How did we wind up with a country in which a pillar of monkey shit with a propensity for bow ties e… https://t.co/PyxznhpJAk— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1554424607.0
Class clown misogynist Tucker says: “How did we wind up with a country in which feminists do science?” How we wind… https://t.co/hJo6fQnzZB— Chris Sampson (@Chris Sampson)1554438162.0
Literal quote from Fucker Carlson: "How did we wind up with a country in which feminists do science?" This assha… https://t.co/LEEE8wAJHP— YS (@YS)1554434668.0
@thedailybeast What the hell does being a feminist have to do with ‘doing science?’ One thing has nothing to do wit… https://t.co/Exr9J1JcZY— Amy Barrett (@Amy Barrett)1554436289.0
I’m a feminist, I don’t do science - I am a scientist. What I want to know is how we got a country where racist big… https://t.co/3kPTmLRn97— Sarah Cox (@Sarah Cox)1554473645.0
That wasn't Carlson's only bon mots however.
Other high points of the program included praise for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) putting children in cages and claiming ignorance of the concept of White Nationalism despite constantly featuring White Nationalist talking points on his program.
Tucker Carlson tonight: 1. Said ICE “should be applauded” for putting kids in cages 2. "How did we wind up with a… https://t.co/y1Q9ZAtPqU— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1554424623.0