Conservative media figures attacked debate questioner Katherine Fenton as a "feminazi" and "tool" for asking the candidates about their views on pay inequity.
Fenton asked, "In what new ways do you intend to rectify inequalities in the workplace? Specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn."
Conservative author Matthew Vadum attacked the premise of the question as a "feminazi leftist lie."
Jim Geraghty of National Review wrote: "Oh bulls*** Katherine Fenton is an uncommitted voter."
Michelle Malkin complained that the question was a "softball" and described the questioner as a "ladyparts tool."
Fox's Greg Gutfeld insinuated that the questioner was a plant, and described the question as a "'Sandra Fluke' intermission." He later added, "I haven't seen a man grovel before women since The Bachelorette."