Rush Limbaugh’s 14 Most Infamous Misogynist Moments
1:28 pm, June 20th | by
The Jane Dough
This week, Rush Limbaugh decided to add a group of nuns in the Leadership Conference for Women Religious to his ever-growing list of “Feminazis.” The ladies’ crime? Voicing support for the Affordable Care Act. The nerve of them.
Now, we’re not saying that it’s appropriate for him to call
anyone a “Feminazi.” But calling struck us as especially ridiculous. And it got us thinking: Which other women have felt Limbaugh’s wrath? nuns Feminazis
To save you time, we’ve compiled a near-complete list of the notable women he’s smeared, slammed or insulted in public. We have several here and — honestly — we could have kept going but then we would have been here all day. If you’re not ticked off at Limbaugh at the moment, you’re about to be.
Referencing first lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiative last year, Limbaugh
said, "It doesn’t look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice … I’m trying to say that our first lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you." Thanks, doctor.
2.Gloria Steinem, Susan Sarandon, Christine Lati, and Camryn Manheim
In 2004, he
declared them "famous feminazis."
After race car driver Danica Patrick shared some (actually, pretty lukewarm) sentiments on the contraception mandate, Limbaugh commented,
"What do you expect from a woman driver?" Ohhhh, a sexist, cliched, 50-year-old aphorism? Well, what do you expect from a brainless bag of skin.
In the ballpark of Limbaugh insults, no one is safe--not even the nuns. This month, he
went after the peaceful religious figures for challenging the American bishops on the Affordable Care Act, stating, "Yeah, but what are the nuns doing? Do you know what the nuns are doing? The nuns have gone feminazi on everybody. This small group of nuns in the Catholic Church is going feminist, and the Vatican is obviously–well, a figure of speech, slapping them down. And the Vatican is trying to tamp it down and say, ‘No, no, no, that doesn’t happen. There’s no such thing as a feminist nun.'" Really??
He referred to an NPR segment with columnist Katha Pollitt as being part of a
"Angry White Women Tour." Depressingly, this appears to be among his less-insulting moments on this list.
Aaaand he called Senator Barbara Boxer
a murderer that one time.
Soon after calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" for advocating for affordable contraception,
Limbaugh blasted author Tracie McMillan for writing a book about the importance of healthy eating. He said, "What is it with all of these young, single, white women? Over-educated, doesn’t mean intelligent. Example, Tracie McMillan, the author of this book, seems to be just out of college and already she has been showered with awards.”
If you thought the title Secretary of State was prestigious, you thought wrong. This year,
Limbaugh said of Hillary, "All she is is a secretary."
In 2010, Limbaugh compared
Nancy Pelosi to a "terrorist." He also compared her to a mob boss. Oh, sure.
When Chelsea Clinton was 13, Limbaugh pointed to a photo of her during an episode of his show and
said "Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?" Bullying a child, how grown up.
Perhaps the most memorable of Rush Limbaugh's misogynist moments: The Sandra Fluke Incident.
Who could forget when, earlier this year, Limbaugh took it upon himself to call the Georgetown Law student a "slut." We certainly won't. And we doubt you will either.