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I am actually beginning to believe there is hope for the 3rd Wave, even if it is kind of late. I think they began to really “Get It” during the Komen travesty. It was a pivotal moment when The Vast, and I do mean Vast, majority of women finally put away scattered factions and got together, positively refusing to allow the Komen foundation to be taken over by pod people whose interests are religious and not related to the health of women. Yes, I said “Komenized”. I decided that from that day forward, Komenized is a great word for whenever women wake up and refuse to take this shit.
Rush Limbaugh got Komenized and, despite the fact that I have always hated that pig and his complete disdain for women, nothing he has ever said revealed his filthy mind more than when he called Sandra Fluke a Slut and deduced that she has so much sex she can’t afford her birth control.
This attitude did double duty. It not only once again exposed Rush for the mud-eating pig he is, but it also revealed how very ignorant he is. For a woman on birth control pills, it doesn’t matter if she sleeps with 10 men, 1 man or NO men. The cost of her birth control pills is exactly the same. So in addition to being a pig, Rush is a seriously ignorant moron. No wonder his marriages have been a revolving door. One more thing: As I mentioned several times,
Rush has been married 4 times. He has no children. I shall assume it would be safe to say that Rush either .
a) Never had sex with any of his wives or
b) Participated in birth control which makes him a SLUT or
c) Shoots blanks.
Given his ongoing crude behaviors designed to Silence all those broads and, given his obvious passionate hatred toward women through the years, any of those three explanations is believable. This is a demeaning, sexist, low-class man who simply shrivels in his shorts over his own inadequacies and the threat of women to his fake macho Oooooooo Rahhhhhh facade. It consumes him. Let’s face it, he’s the guy you catch picking his nose at the traffic light, who thinks you Want him because you are staring.
The moral high ground doesn’t exactly belong to an ACLU-hating drug addict who hypocritically hired ACLU’s Roy Black to keep his ass out of jail. It doesn’t exactly belong to a swine who got caught on his way back from the Dominican Republic with a boatload of illegal Viagra in his suitcase either. Perhaps Rush wanted some “sex tapes” to tide him over between trips to the Dominican Republic. One would hope Rush enjoys his trips to the Dominican Republic for the scenery and calming effect instead of its reputation for offering very young boys and girls as prostitutes for big fat slobs who need Viagra in an IV line.
I recognize that many people joined in on #Flushrushnow, not because they actually give a rat’s ass about women, but because they hate Rush and his politics. I am not one of them. I hate him because he is the poster boy, second only to the Former Glenn Beck and tied with Bill Maher, for women-bashing using filth and degradation. I recognized long ago that the hijacked Democratic Party sucks just as much as the hijacked Republican Party when it comes to ‘allowing’ women their birthrights and then removing their birthrights, dependent on their own needs. And no woman who supported Hillary in 2008 will ever forget the filth and threats the Left slung at us. Never. Emphasis on Never.
As I mentioned, I am also offended by veteran pig Bill Maher for the exact same reason I find Rush Limbaugh offensive, and I find it amazing that women tolerate his degrading filth and don’t realize that when you degrade one woman, you degrade them all. I long for the day when women can finally no longer stand his wincingly awful behavior toward their gender, the day when they begin to separate political parties from their own abusers – and Maher’s turn comes. I long for the day when women put parties that equally do not care about them aside and recognize that a President who signed a Stupak Executive Order is not looking out for their best interests, but is instead using them as bargaining chips. I long for the day when a President does not get a Free Pass when he pulls the rug out from under an accomplished woman commencement speaker as if she were a hockey puck, and shoves himself in her place in his re-election year, I long for the day when women refuse to let the media, ‘liberal’ OR ’conservative’ get away with the kind of sexist innuendoes and orchestrated bashings that are designed to help keep the numbers of women in power down. But for now, I am completely thrilled that Rush has finally been called down on his own smelly carpet for his filthy, sexist treatment of women whose politics he doesn’t like. At least now I can say, One of these misogynist pigs has awakened women to their Numbers Power. One of them has been Komenized.
There was an old saying in corporate America that still rings true today:
Hit them in their wallets and their hearts and minds will follow.
This is why Rush Almost-Apologized. Gobsmacked that wimminz and the remaining sincere men in the USA could strip him of his sponsors in a few days, Rush suddenly got ‘sorry’ for calling Sandra Fluke, also known as “Susan” Fluke to Rush, a “slut”. He couldn’t remember her name but he remembered all his usual degrading words. This was just one more way of minimizing her existence as a human being, of course.
Now, onto what #Flushrushnow achieved for Rush to store in his memory bank.
Here’s a possibly-partial list of sponsors that …um….pulled out…. as a result of the #flushrushnow campaign.
(Updated) @Citrix @Sleeptrain @Sleepnumber @Quickenloans @Legalzoom @Carbonite @AOL @Allstate @Sears @JCPenney @Capitalone @Netflix @Bonobos @ Geico
Also: Hadeed Carpet, Bare Escentuals, Sensa, Vitacost, Thompson Creek Windows, Polycom, Service Magic, AccuQuote Life Insurance, John Deere, Stamps.com, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Cascades Dental, Philadelphia Orchestra, Goodwill Industries, Heart & Body Extract, Downeast Energy, Matrix Direct, Reputation Rhino, Tax Resolution.
The best one of all was @Carbonite. Carbonite simply would not remove its sponsorship. And then, miracle of miracles, CEO “Friend” suddenly “updated” his passive-resistant official statement, and dropped Rush like yesterday’s newspaper…after his faux apology. As they say, Better Late Than Never. In a statement on their website, Carbonite’s CEO declared that the “Outcry was the worst I’ve ever seen”. Read Mr. Friend’s full statement with his sudden 180 stance here. This happened because he counted up the mounting tweets of outrage. But hey, better late than never.
The worst offender was and remains @Proflowers, who continue to tweet stupid, insincere drivel about how they “don’t endorse” what Rush said and “Thank you for your feedback”. Seriously, @proflowers, you suck. I guess nobody reminded you that women are generally the largest recipients of flowers. Eff off. I would swallow a broom sideways before I ever do business with you. Hope you enjoy your MANY latest Reviews on Amazon.
@Century21 remains a guarded mystery. Apparently listed on Rush’s site as a Sponsor Contact, their CEO denied being a sponsor of Rush’s show several times before the cock crowed. I guess one of them is a liar.
Yes, 3rd wave. I am very proud that you have learned that flash mob dancing to “9 to 5′ and “She Works Hard For The Money” does not work. Komenizing works. It especially works when women give no Free Passes. Not to a person. Not to a party. Not even to a President with a “D” after his name. Once you recognize this, the creatures on Capitol Hill and whatever current creature is in the White House at any time will Know not to Keep You Down any longer. You don’t Ask for your rights. You Take them. You were born with them, and regardless of what resident SCOTUS sexist pig Scalia says, you damned WILL BE protected by the Constitution when, as 51% of the population, you DEMAND to be Protected by the Constitution. Which brings me to this: Tell Barack Obama if he wants your vote, he had best spend more time on getting the Fair Pay Act and the ERA passed then he spends on fundraisers. Then and only then will you Know he is dedicated to your best interests. Words? They are just words. Hell, I’ll vote for him myself if he does that. No kidding. But for now, he has Forsaken you. So have Harry and Nancy. They had two years with the power to effect these laws and sat on their hands, for once these laws are enacted, they no longer can hold them over your heads for your money, your volunteer efforts, and your votes. Let them know you Know it. And for Chrissakes, do not EVER let a Movement tell you not to report your rape because it will “hurt the cause” and then show up to haul their water in the morning!!!! There is no greater cause than your equal rights as a HUMAN BEING. Occupy Your Rights! And please take the time to remember: Your mothers and grandmothers stood in the rain and snow for you. Keep what you have been given through vigilance. They want nothing more for you than that you should have the right not to be alternately controlled by one of two Patriarchies. We wish you luck and nothing less. I’m a small blogger and I don’t even know if many of you will read this. But I would just like to say: You GO Girls!
I still have one remaining question though:
Who are you and what have you done with NOW National? This is an organization that would have, at one time, been the full-throttle leader of outrage against misogyny and sexism. Their presence during the Rush affair was akin to Crickets for an organization that was once the First Stop for Women who were sick and tired of being shoved around. I saw NOW-NY front and center on Twitter. But you have simply got to take a look at the absence of passion at NOW National, which spent the preponderance of their time playing Dr. Ruth on #loveyourbody during the entire #Flushrushnow movement. It does appear that NOW has gone the route of AARP. They have the name but not the fire or the passion of purpose any longer. They don’t even have the energy to follow more than 260 twitter accounts and it’s hard to believe that they are barely a shadow of their former selves, a legacy of Kim Gandy’s politicking. This is a loss, but as with all losses, they were forgotten in the Noise. One day they will be Forgotten, period. But I have faith after what I have seen in the past month with the Audacity of Komen and the Slutification of Rush, National NOW will one day be Replaced. Here’s hoping Gloria Steinem will spend a teeny-weeny bit of her time to stop holding fundraisers in her penthouse for politicians who sign Stupak Orders— and at least bequeath some of her past fire to somebody else who isn’t pretending everything is Just Fine. Obviously, Gloria isn’t using that fire any longer anyways.
Finally, I don’t care whether you like it or not, this is what the women of the USA lost in the 2008 Year Of The Woman Bashing:
–Reality: If Hillary Clinton were President, these clowns in Congress wouldn’t even be trying to heap this degrading crap upon women.
–Reality: If Hillary Clinton were President, The Pope would have been told to run the Vatican, not the country.
–Reality: If Hillary Clinton were President, we would have a President who actually IS “What a Feminist Looks Like”.
–Reality: If Hillary Clinton were President, odds would have been good that she would have shown up at Issa’s hearing personally–and waited for that swine to dare tell her she’s not qualified.
–Reality: If Hillary Clinton were President, the Attorney General would be rightfully challenging the Constitutionality of forcing women into vaginal probes and consideration of ludicrous laws that make killing doctors “Justifiable Homicide”.Moronic Dipwads wouldn’t be calling Girl Scouts Lesbians.
–Reality: If Hillary Clinton were President, The Fair Pay act would have been passed in the first two years of her Presidency, during which time our so-called “Party of Women” did indeed forsake us and ignore these necessary acts.
–Reality: If Hillary Clinton were President, our President wouldn’t be using women as bargaining chips. The Stupak Amendment wouldn’t have even been a thought, much less bear the signature of “What A Feminist Looks Like”.
–Reality: If Hillary Clinton were President, women wouldn’t be used as hockey pucks and tools by which a President can divert attention.
–Reality: The past four years have already proven: If Hillary Clinton were President, she would be spending more time working on your behalf and less time vacationing and golfing.
All of these realities are why both patriarchies couldn’t tolerate the thought of a Hillary Presidency. How EVER would they control you women then????? The saddest part is they actually got plenty of women to help enable them against their own best interests.
Reality: You Reap What You Sow. And don’t tell me to “Give it up”. You already gave it up. Now you will have to work all the harder, because as Roy Blunt said, “This isn’t over”. Be prepared.
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