Rush Limbaugh is not very kind to women, including your mother. But you probably have received numerous advertisement suggesting Mother's Day gifts from businesses that advertise on the Rush Limbaugh show. How does any thinking son or daughter of good conscience believe they can celebrate their mom on Mother's Day by supporting sponsors who support a vulgar man who slimes and bashes women, including their own mother?
Any man who thinks their own mom or the mother of his children hasn't been included in some of Rush's vulgar rants against women, simply hasn't been paying attention. The analogy is that of a Black American male whose white friend denigrates "nigger" men and "nigger" women, but believes he is excluded because his white friend makes him believe he is different and not like those other "niggers" for which he has so much hate and disdain. And the "nigger women" he denigrates does not include his mother, wife, or daughter. Really?
A quick look at just a few of Rushes greatest mysogyny hits reveal these sexist, vulgar, and hate-filled gems.
1. Some of Limbaugh's favorite names for women include: feminazis, sexretary, infobabe, nags, sluts and prostitutes.
2. Rush intones that an educated independent woman is a whore.
3. Rush believes women are Nazis if they have jobs.
4. He calls women sluts and prostitutes if they implore the necessity and use of birth control pills.
5. He compared the look of a 13 year old girl to a dog. Suppose she was your mother's granddaughter.
6. He mocked Michael J. Fox for Parkinson's disease. Suppose he was your mother's son.
7. Rush thought it was funny and joked about a woman being raped by an intruder while she was sleeping.
8. Made vulgar jokes about Muslim women and "sexual" fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, and bananas.
9. Went into a raging rant over the cost of welfare for the 6-year old daughter of Amanda Berry, the young lady who was abducted, repeatedly raped, and held captive for ten years in Cleveland, Ohio.
10. Called the First Lady Of The United States fat. How trim and fit is your mother or the mother of your children?
11. Made pressure cooker jokes after the Boston Marathon bombing, where women and little girls were among those who were hurt and killed.
Many sponsors are deserting Rush Limbaugh and radio stations that place their ads on his radio show. 48 of 50 top advertisers have asked not to be aired on the Rush Limbaugh show. More than 80% of Cumulus Advertisers demand a "No Rush Limbaugh" order clause. America is getting tired of this style of hate radio including the vulgar swill and ill will towards women.
On this Mother's Day and the weeks following Mother's Day, celebrate your mother and yourself if you are a woman by not supporting businesses that sponsor sexism, mysogyny, violence against women, vulgarity towards women, and violation of human rights. Don't pay someone to call your mothers, wives, and daughters a nag, a whore, a slut, or a nazi. Your mothers, wives, and daughters deserves better.