Who isn’t a raging “feminazi” to notorious misogynist Rush Limbaugh? During his June 13 show, the right-wing political “entertainer” griped about how Catholic nuns and the reaction engendered by the Vatican’s recent “doctrinal assessment” of their leadership conference (in other words, its attack on them)—including Nun Justice rallies, a Change.org petition and an upcoming nine-state […]
We are left questioning how we can productively condemn Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s anti-democratic, conspiracy-laden and discriminatory words and actions without turning to superficial, misogynistic attacks.
True and lasting liberation requires the elimination of sexism for everyone, everywhere—including for our worst enemies.
Journalism’s code of ethics asks us to minimize harm. But Rush Limbaugh’s approach was to inflict maximum harm on all enemies, perceived and real. I would know, because I was one of them. It’s easy to see how fervently Limbaugh wishes to silence articulate women everywhere, and to return to a time when we “knew our place.”
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Rush Limbaugh made it clear: Women who desire power and self-determination weren’t real women at all.
Luckily, most of the values I learned—hard-work, guts, grit and kindness—far outweigh Rush Limbaugh’s disturbing messaging about how to be a woman in rural America, but it was a deep sexism that fueled the birth of my feminism.
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In “The Hunting of Hillary,” Pulitzer Prize-winning political biographer Michael D’Antonio recounts how her political opponents used sexist attacks to paint Clinton as a “ball-busting feminist” and frigid wife; a power-hungry “Lady Macbeth” and even a manipulative murderer. Along the way, he writes, they eroded political institutions, not only to damage Clinton’s political prospects, but to consolidate their own power.
The anti-feminist men’s rights movement advocates for a male supremacist ideology, and is described as “a thinly veiled desire for the domination of women and a conviction that the current system oppresses men in favor of women.”
The irony of a men’s rights activist murdering two men to get back at feminists goes to show, no one is safe from violent misogyny. Toxic masculinity kills.
Described as “Andorra’s pasionaria” in a country where activism is uncommon, Vanessa Mendoza Cortés does not shy away from broaching sensitive subjects—and demanding a better future for women.
We must believe that most women understand the difference between the single inappropriate hug or a random sexual joke and rape and harassment.