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.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh reached new levels of woman-hating on Monday when he declared that “‘No’ means ‘yes’ if you know how to spot it.” Yes, you read that right. […]
The White House hosted a Summit on Working Families this week to discuss making the American workplace more family-friendly. Apparently, this was unacceptable to Rush Limbaugh. Particularly objectionable to him […]
In the past several months, a myriad of public figures have made ridiculous (ignorant, offensive) comments about women and their bodies. We’ve put together a slideshow highlighting the most absurd […]
Much of the uproar over notorious misogynist Rush Limbaugh has died down since his personal attack on Sandra Fluke during several of his radio shows last February and early March. […]
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 […]
Feminist victories continue to pile up in the wake of Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who testified in favor of the Affordable Health Care Act’s […]
I must commend Sandra Fluke, like so many others have already done, for rightly condemning “shock jock” Rush Limbaugh’s efforts in silencing women who dare to speak publicly about sexual […]