12:30 pm, December 27th | by Colette McIntyre
Misogynists say the darndest things!
12:30 pm, June 24th | by Laura Donovan
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 nuns Feminazis struck us as especially ridiculous. And it got us thinking: Which other women have felt Limbaugh’s wrath?
10:02 am, May 25th | by Laura Donovan
We suspect the average Jane Dough reader was a bit of a Tracy Flick in high school or college (guilty!). Fox News political analyst Kirsten Powers, a contributor for The Daily Beast and New York Post and proud Democrat, says she was a lot like Flick at the beginning of her career — and we think that’s a good thing. You don’t get to serve in the Clinton Administration, become a higher-up at AOL, work on political campaigns, or regularly appear on television without being ambitious.
You also don’t have the chance to publicly denounce misogyny on multiple occasions without the strength to endure the backlash. Powers has been doing that for a while, and though she has put forth a lot of effort to combat misogyny, she’s going to continue fighting the good fight, so we’re lucky we had a opportunity to chat with her about women’s rights, how she got to where she is today, and her future goals.
5:45 pm, May 8th | by Laura Donovan
Though the dust has settled on the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke debacle that we thought would never end, people everywhere — particularly women — still actively cry misogyny at the conservative radio host, and he has responded to his critics by launching “Rush Babes for America,” which gained more than 12,000 Facebook fans in a 24-hour period.
“Sluts Across America” Founder To TJD: We’re Fighting “Ludicrous, Misguided View About Contraception”
10:30 am, April 26th | by Amy Tennery
11:00 am, April 20th | by Laura Donovan
Let’s take a trip down memory lane: Do you remember that time conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh declared Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for lobbying for more affordable contraception? You know, before that whole Hilary Rosen/Ann Romney thing exploded all over our laptop screens and television sets? It’s rather hard to keep track of all the media fights these days, but I’ll remind you that the Fluke/Limbaugh debacle seemed to last for weeks, but now that it’s more of a “haha, remember that?” past time than an up-to-the-minute scandal, the National Organization for Women (NOW) has decided to reignite the fire on Limbaugh and protest him some more.
10:00 am, March 29th | by Laura Donovan
For a while there, we thought people had finally stopped talking about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s unnecessary verbal attack on Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke…and then we were brought back to reality. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton revived discussion on the matter during a Wednesday conference at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, where she introduced Fluke and said the two of them both had the unique misfortune of being made fun of by Limbaugh.
4:30 pm, March 22nd | by Rebecca Srulowitz
I know, I know– everyone’s sick of the whole Rush Limbaugh story. But I’d just like to add one last thing and then I’ll stop. Pinky promise.
Apparently Missouri lawmakers want to place a bust of Mr. Limbaugh in their statehouse, as an honor to their fellow Missourian (Missouri-ite?). That’s odd in itself– I’m not clear on how many famous or successful people hail from the state, but it’s kinda… sad that they couldn’t find anyone more deserving.
1:00 pm, March 22nd | by Laura Donovan
Everyone knows HBO host Bill Maher oversteps his boundaries and would probably make his girlfriend cry, so I was surprised to find myself agreeing wholeheartedly with his Wednesday New York Times op-ed titled, “Please Stop Apologizing,” which is a call for all of us to stop being so. damn. sensitive.