The XX Factor

Fox Host Reaction to Female Fighter Pilot: “Boobs on the Ground”

Kimberly Guilfoyle of The Five on Fox News rolled out a story on Wednesday about Major Mariam Al Mansouri, the first female fighter pilot for the United Arab Emirates. Mansouri led the UAE strikes against ISIS on Monday and will reportedly be leading future strikes. Guilfoyle was excited about this woman’s ascent, though it was unclear if it was for feminist reasons or just because she enjoyed thinking about fundamentalist Muslims enduring the added humiliation of being bombed by a woman. “I wish it was an American pilot,” she said, but “I’ll take a woman doing this any day to them. I hope that hurt extra bad for you, because in some Arab countries, women can’t even drive!” 


Naturally, Guilfoyle’s story about a woman doing a thing required her male co-hosts to take one of their patented principled stands against modern feminism. “The problem is, after she bombed it, she couldn’t park it,” quipped Greg Gutfeld, showing off that edgy humor style from 1955 he has finally mastered. Added Eric Bolling: “Would that be considered boobs on the ground, or no?” Apparently, the idea of any woman in any military hurts extra bad for the men of Fox News, too—as does the sight of a female journalist reporting on it. “Why did they have to ruin my thing?” Guilfoyle asked, burying her face in her hand.

In case you were wondering what kind of people are spending their time trolling YouTube for videos made by women so they can write “BOOBS” in the comments, I think we’ve found your answer.