Rush Limbaugh, United States misogynist


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).

So with today being International Women’s Day, we at Brave New Foundation are celebrating Rush Limbaugh with a mash-up of some of his greatest hits on women.

Anyone who wants to contact Rush’s dwindling number of sponsors to demand that they withdraw their support can find a good list here. Can each of us put another nail in the coffin of Rush’s career?

The Self-Destruction Of Limbaugh, Murdoch and Beck: here.

Limbaugh returns to slut shaming: Women who need the pill should stop doing ‘a certain thing’: 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.

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7 thoughts on “Rush Limbaugh, United States misogynist

  1. So let me get this straight.

    Rick Santorum, who we are somehow supposed to believe is a serious candidate for the highest office in the land, thinks people should not go to college because education is somehow a code word for socialist indoctrination. Mitt Romney, another walking joke, was for birth control before he was against it before he was for it before he was against it before he was for it. Rush Limbaugh, the godhead of hate radio and the leader of the modern GOP, wants private citizens who use birth control to film themselves having sex for his personal edification.
    Meanwhile, the latest polls tell us that fully half of the Republicans in Alabama and Mississippi believe President Obama is a secret Muslim … oh, and they’re not quite sold on the legality of mixed-race marriage, either.

    And that’s just for openers, here in the brave new world that is 21st-century America. Call it stupid, call it silly, dismiss it with a disgusted wave of your hand if you wish, but this stuff is being blasted out there in an endless barrage, and after awhile, it sticks.

    Cretins like Rush Limbaugh not only spew anti-Muslim hatred on domestic airwaves – Limbaugh is a featured program on Armed Forces Radio, reaching the ears and minds of American soldiers fighting a grinding, ceaseless and pointless war in Afghanistan.

    There has never been a more important time for Truthout to continue the hard work of getting the facts straight, and getting those facts out there past the firewall of nonsense, hatred and flat insanity that passes for news and comment these days.

    In the midst of continuous, aggressive attacks on Truthout’s website, the outpouring of support from our community this week has been deeply strengthening.

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  3. A few days ago eight of Georgia’s nine women senators summed up how most Americans feel about the GOP’s “War on Women” by throwing up their hands in disgust and walking off the floor of the Senate chambers to protest GOP attempts to block insurance coverage for abortions and contraceptives.

    No longer content with using legislation to shut down safe and accessible contraception, the GOP is now in the business of dictating private insurance policies — the next chess move in their efforts to turn this country into a theocracy. Their strategy? Pander to a tiny group of religious extremists intent on imposing their will on the vast majority of Americans.

    Will you sit back and submit to the tyranny of this minority? Here at The Nation, we say, hell no! But to continue to expose these threats to women, we need your support. Help us raise $15,000 in the next 7 days to replenish our reporting coffers.

    The Nation’s reporters and columnists have been tireless in covering this “War on Women,” documenting the GOP’s doubling down to rollback women’s reproductive rights — determined to take us back to the pre-Roe v. Wade age. Our coverage of this battleground has included well-known feminist writers like Katha Pollitt as well as new voices like Jessica Valenti, Amy Schiller and Bryce Covert. Here is just a sampling of what your support makes possible:

    $50 covers cab fare and lunch for one of our Washington reporters to attend Congressional hearings on federal funding of women’s health services

    $75 pays for one day of intern fact-checking of articles and blog posts at TheNation.com

    $150 covers the cost of a car rental for two multimedia producers to travel to Cape Cod to interview Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail

    $250 supports a guest-blogger like Jessica Valenti, for a week, monitoring the breaking news in the “War on Women” at TheNation.com

    I wish I didn’t have to ask you for money. But this “War” is raging in an already busy and taxing presidential election year, and our resources are stretched thin. With your support, we won’t have to pull punches, scale back, or take our eye off the GOP at any level of government — from the U.S. Supreme Court down to local initiatives.

    We know times are tough. The pressure on our budget is enormous, too. But we need you to stand with us. Please help us reach our goal of $15,000 in 7 days and make a gift to The Nation today. Any amount will help. And, just as important, our reporters, writers and columnists will know you have our back.

    Sincerely,

    Katrina vanden Heuvel
    Editor & Publisher, The Nation

    P.S. Planned Parenthood’s Susan B. Komen pushback proved what liberals (and a lot of conservative women too) can do when reproductive rights are threatened. Please show your support for our reporting today so we can keep exercising the rights of a free press by standing up to the GOP’s well-funded minority.

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