Fox News's Tucker Carlson Claims There's No Patriarchy: 'Women Are Winning, Men Are Failing'

Fox News talking head Tucker Carlson thinks the patriarchy doesn't exist, a not entirely surprising take from the right-wing pundit who planned a series on the various crises faced by men — to run during Women's History Month.

He launched into his latest "Men in America" segment Wednesday night, claiming women were fighting against oppression that doesn't exist.

"'The patriarchy is thriving,' [our leaders] tell us. 'Men are in charge and they succeed precisely to the extent they thwart the progress of women,'" he said on-air, via a clip posted on Mediaite. "Society is a zero-sum equation in which a man's gain is a woman's loss. This is wrong and we must rectify it.' That's the message. It also happens to be the core assumption of second wave feminism which became popular 40 years ago just as many of our Baby Boom leaders were coming of age."

"And yet none of those assumptions are true today," he continued. "None of those assumptions are true today. America has changed completely. The patriarchy is gone. Women are winning. Men are failing."

Such a stupid comment by @TuckerCarlson. Patriarchy falling doesn’t mean men are failing. It means a system designs to suppress women is rightfully being changed, just like white supremacy

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) March 29, 2018

You can disagree with his prescription, but nothing he said about the country failing our boys was inaccurate.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) March 29, 2018

From there Carlson continued attacking people he described as "our leaders" — namely former President Barack Obama — while citing stats to show women get a better education than men, and that men are struggling.

Despite facts about what the world is like for women, such as the gender pay gap — in which women make about 80 percent of what men make for doing the same job — Carlson has taken up the cause of advocating for men this month.

"We hear a lot about female empowerment in this country, and, of course, we are totally for that. We're for empowering all Americans," Carlson said while announcing his new series earlier this month. "But, for some reason, you almost never hear about how men are doing in America."