International Women’s Day was two days ago. However, the movement for women’s rights is not limited to just one day. Unfortunately, neither is conservative sexism.
By Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava, Brave New Foundation in the USA:
How to Honor Rush Limbaugh on International Women’s Day (Video)
Thursday 8 March 2012
As of this writing, 49 sponsors have pulled out of the Rush Limbaugh show after his repeated demeaning remarks about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. But of course, this isn’t the first time Rush has slandered women. Or the second. Or the fifth. Or the tenth. He makes a career out of enflaming misogynistic (not to mention xenophobic, racist, and classist) passions).
The Self-Destruction Of Limbaugh, Murdoch and Beck: here.
Adam Peck, ThinkProgress: “Responding to mounting pressure from veterans groups, the US Army confirmed that they would be joining at least 140 other advertisers in pulling their support from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show … 141 advertisers that requested their spots be pulled from the show after Limbaugh’s misogynistic tirade. The Army is on that list. While the military is pulling its ads from Limbaugh, Armed Forces Radio continues to air the show”: here.
Ad Time’s a Terrible Thing to Waste: Strange But True Twists In Limbaugh Scandal: here.
Five Right-Wing Violations Against Women That We Must Crush. Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet: “It’s true that progressives and women’s groups are fighting back with unprecedented vigor, and the campaigns against Komen, against Rush Limbaugh’s sexist smears, against the Blunt Amendment, show that women can organize quickly and powerfully over social media…. The GOP War on Women is in full throttle over a year since it kicked off, taking its toll in particular on the state level where recent data shows that all the posturing has dramatically changed living conditions for women – and not for the better”: here.
War on Women: Anti-Contraception Literature Handed Out at Conservative Conference Headlined by Santorum, Paul Ryan: here.
GOP Tries to Water Down Violence Against Women Act, Expresses Willingness to Tolerate Some Domestic Abuse: here.
Fighting Fire With Water: The Christian Role in the War on Women. Nynia Chance, RH Reality Check: “Birth should never be about control, but there are those who are working very hard to make it so. There are those who are doing their level best to usurp control over women’s legal and moral rights to their own lives, under the pretense of protecting hypothetical lives that could come into being. And they do so under the idea that it is their divinely-appointed place to ensure that each woman is put into hers, regardless of her own conscience and beliefs”: here.