Right-wing radio host Dennis Prager was blasted after he accused women of "hurting the country" with their "emotions" in an op-ed published by The Daily Signal, a conversative news site managed by The Heritage Foundation.
The op-ed, headlined, “Women Are Disproportionately Hurting Our Country.” features a host of misogynistic grievances, including Prager's claim that "at least two generations of parents — especially among the well-educated — did not teach many of their daughters to control their emotions and think rationally."
Prager says that "women are disproportionately active in doing damage to our society," citing "education" as "the most obvious example" keeping women from toeing a line he firmly believes they should not cross.
He goes on to explain this further, at one point specifically complaining about The 1619 Project, the brainchild of investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones that repositions the consequences and legacy of slavery as elements vital to the historical narrative.
“American schools teach less and indoctrinate more than ever before. Big-city public, and most private, schools are damaging young Americans to an extent and in ways no one imagined just a few years ago."
"Young children are prematurely sexualized…. And who is facilitating all of this? In virtually every case, a woman."
"Ninety-two percent of kindergarten teachers are women, 75% of all teachers are women and 85% of librarians are women. And they are teaching young people to despise their country; the creator of the poisonous ‘1619 Project’ is a woman.”
Prager also called out women for "perverting the medical profession” by “advocating the teaching of woke ideologies in medical schools"—though he never, unsurprisingly, explains how this is so—and accuses "women clergy" of being “at the vanguard of pushing Christianity and Judaism to the left.”
Prager's commentary drew the attention of the hosts of the progressive and left-wing news commentary show The Young Turks, who noted that "Someone needs to examine why is Dennis Prager thinking about sexualizing children."
Host Ana Kasparian also took a jab at former President Donald Trump, well known for his public outbursts, saying that "if there is one thing" he is known for, it's for "keeping cool," "never having any meltdowns," and for being an "unemotional straight-to-the-facts kind of guy."
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Prager's remarks soon went viral, prompting many to point out that his views amount to little more than simple misogyny and that his arguments are not rooted in any factual basis.
Prager, the co-founder of PragerU, a nonprofit advocacy group that creates videos promoting a conservative viewpoint on various political, economic, and sociological topics, has made numerous headlines for absurd statements over the last few decades but has enjoyed renewed relevance since former President Donald Trump and his administration empowered much of the far-right.
In 2020, Prager, a noted COVID-19 conspiracy theorist, called lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus "the greatest mistake in the history of humanity."
The following year, he argued that "irrational fears" about people not vaccinated against COVID-19 had wrongly made them "the pariahs of America as I have not seen in my lifetime."