Wednesday morning on "Fox & Friends," the co-hosts discussed the prevalence of sexism in American society (prompted by Katie Couric's comments on the matter to an Israeli newspaper earlier this week).
While co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy argued that the playing field has not yet been leveled, Brian Kilmeade insisted we live in a post-gender society.
"I don't see it," Kilmeade said. "I look at women and say, 'Hey! Hey equal!"
Doocy responded: "No, what you say is, 'Hey honey! Get me a sandwich!'"
The tactful conversation continued when the co-hosts moved on to discussing women's sports (prompted by this clip of the WNBA brawl Tuesday night). Watch below as the male co-hosts tell Carlson, an avowed sports fan, "You've got to get more of your people to watch sports."
Transcript (via ThinkProgress):
DOOCY: Do you think sexism, in traditional television news viewing in the evening, has eroded significantly?
KILMEADE: Have we beat sexism though? I think we're all equal. I think men and women are equal. Do you?
DOOCY: All you have to do is look at the empirical facts that women are paid less for the same job. So we're making a lot of headway. But for her to say that she's a victim of sexism and Barack Obama not a victim of racism. This is something different.
CARLSON: It's too multi-faceted to have it be only just one thing. You cannot deduce from that that sexism still does not exist.
KILMEADE: I don't see it. I look at women and say, "Hey! Hey equal!"
DOOCY: No, what you say is, "Hey, honey! Get me a sandwich!"
KILMEADE: No, I don't say, "Honey, get me a sandwich!"
DOOCY: I do! Sweetie!
CARLSON: This is a slippery slope. So I think we should just end the discussion and move on to something else.
KILMEADE: Are you looking at the WNBA/NBA ratings? The problem with women's sports is that women don't watch.
DOOCY: It's not as interesting.
KILMEADE: Women's sports isn't as interesting?
DOOCY: I don't think the WNBA is as interesting as, for instance, college basketball. I like that a lot better.
KILMEADE: Women's college basketball.
CARLSON: As a woman, I enjoy watching sports.
KILMEADE: You've got to get more of your people to watch sports.
DOOCY: Yeah, your people! Get your people!
CARLSON: Let's move on to the hurricane --
DOOCY: We are married to some of her people.
KILMEADE: That's why we have such -
CARLSON: Thanks for the reminder for when Brian goes home today -- this afternoon. At some point. Okay, let's get back to the hurricane.