Rush Limbaugh Asks, What Do Women Want?

rushlimbaugh1.jpgI know this week's Douchebag Decree doesn't come out until tomorrow, but I thought we could take a minute to prepare for it by discussing an O.G. Douchebag who has made some new gender waves over the past few days: Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh (a.k.a. Sir Douche-yness) has noticed a (gasp!) gender gap in his approval ratings as of late, and is planning to host a women's summit in order to figure out what he can do to get some ladies in his corner (you know, where he can better explain our shortcomings to us). An actual quote from
I want some of these women to start telling me what it is I must do to close the gender gap -- or, if not what it is I must do to close the gender gap, what it is I've done that has caused the gender gap... What could I do to attract a higher favorability rating among more women in America? I own the men, and what must I do now to own women? And who better to ask than women? Including some of those who may agree that that I'm unfavorable. So stand by for that
I know you are standing by right this minute with suggestions for good ol' Rush on how he might go about "owning" more women, so read on for more info and to pitch in your two cents!
The poll that sparked Limbaugh's interest in conducting this women's summit showed a 31-point gap between men and women among Limbaugh supporters (you can read the poll here). Rush is claiming to be shocked by the discrepancy, and is wondering what he can do about it. What I am wondering though is, Why is anyone surprised by this? I just sort of assumed that Limbaugh was at least self-aware enough to recognize that he is a big misogynist. The only thing that surprises me is that this gap isn't bigger. Let's save Rush the trouble of organizing this summit and give a few reasons as to why this gender gap might exist:
- Rush Limbaugh claims that his cat has taught him more about women than anyone else in his life. Why? Because she "comes to me when she wants to be fed," and "[s]he's smart enough to know she can't feed herself." No wonder feminists love cats!
- Limbaugh posited that the reason women were supporting Hillary Clinton's run for presidency was that they'd had "two or three abortions," doing "everything feminism asked them to do." Looks like someone was too doped up on OxyContin to stay awake for his Women's Studies final, doesn't it?
- In defense of his coining of the phrase "feminazis" to describe feminist activists, Limbaugh says he won't apologize "Because it's right. Because it's accurate... If you're offended, it's your problem. It's not mine." You know, because supporting a feminist cause is the same as committing horrific acts of genocide. Right? 
- #16 on Limbaugh's list of "35 Undeniable Truths of Life" is that "women should not be allowed on juries where the accused is a stud." You know, because our sex-crazed brains just couldn't handle it. Oh, and #24? "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society." Thanks to feminism, unattractive women can also be kept off of juries where a "stud" is on trial!
So, you know, there might be a few reasons why some women don't take too kindly to Rush's call-in show.
At any rate, Limbaugh will be conducting a more formal, call-in summit on his show some time over the next few days. He wants to hear from women who have ideas as to how he can close this gender gap and gain more female support. While we here at Bitch would never encourage anyone to participate in this summit just to get a chance to call Limbaugh out for his douchebag behavior on the air (and perhaps record it for the Bitch podcast?) we certainly can't stop anyone who takes it upon herself to do so. Just make sure to have a medic standing by in the case of rage-induced high blood pressure.
Does anyone have any ideas for Rush Limbaugh that they'd like to share in the comments section? I'm sure he's an avid Bitch reader.

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26 Comments Have Been Posted

He owns people now?

Well, you know, he could start off by talking to women in such a way that acknowledges that we have brains. Actually, he could start off by talking to people in general in such a way that acknowledges that we have brains

I'm also not sure where he gets the idea that he owns the men of America. Or is liking him a qualification to be considered masculine in his book?

Rush Limbaugh

He thinks he owns people or men in particular because of his ratings. The only people who listen to him are Republicans or people who want to make fun of him some how. He's an idiot in the first place. Maybe he should live in a house of mixed feminists for a while. We will see how fast he runs. He wouldn't survive.

What some women might want

What do women want..? Now he asks. Well, for starters how about less haters like Douche Limbaugh hogging mainstream radio and poisoning it with their ugly BS? How about more representation of women in media and in positions of political and social power? Until he gives respect to women, he will probably keep getting back what he doles forth: crap.
I recall his comment during the election process that was something along the lines of asking if America really wants to see a woman age before their eyes in reference to Hillary Clinton running for Prez. As a Canadian in favor of a first female in that office, I was disgusted that an aging and unattractive man would dare cast that particular stone!
You big sweaty if anyone needs your brand of 'entertainment'.
Keep ignorning the creep, girls!


It took me a bit to get past "Douche Limbaugh". That's awesome. Thank you thank you.

I like to call him...

Lush Rimjob.

Just send me the bill for the new keyboard. =)

Rush is my favorite

Rush is my favorite surrealist comedian ever. Just wait for that punchline, it will make everything better.

Payback is a BITCH

When I read about the crap Limbaugh says, I just remember that payback is a bitch. Think about it... his "reward" for all the hatred and lies he spews might be that he spends eternity living on a compound run by liberals and surrounded by feminists. I just get a great deal of joy out of imagining that!

rush's private hell

I hope when Rush dies and he makes it to the afterlife he is surrounded by all the smart naked feminists that he made fun of on earth.I hope their really hot too, but he can't touch them because their behind glass windows. He can't talk either because he has no tongue.

Rush Limbaugh

Look, Rushbo might be crazy, but he's NOT stupid. He's not the least bit puzzled about his listener demographics and doesn't give a damn about increasing his female audience...he's casting bait. He's using this simply as a ploy to appear open-minded. He wants feminists to call in so he can argue with them and hold them up to (additional) ridicule. And - as it's his show - he'll get the last word.

I ain't wasting my breath on him or his fellow mouthbreathers. I'd advise any self-respecting feminist to do the same...don't fall for it.

Never Mind the Bullocks, Here Come The Oocytes

Mr. Limbaugh,

Women want you to shut the hell up.

That's why women aren't listening to you.

Paradoxically, in order to hear what women want, you'd have to shut the hell up.

Ideally, assuming you could manage it, you'd stay that way.

Thank you.

I think the negative comments about Limbaugh are wrong

I have listened to Limbaugh for 20 years, and there is not a sexist bone in my body. Limbaugh's show is funny and his humor is sometimes out there. But you have to be really thin skinned to be *offended* by anything he says, which is *precisely* one of the criticisms he has of "feminists". He is clearly a good and decent person. As an outspoken public figure, he sets himself up for insults. All I'm saying is that the insults are wrong.

In case someone mentions "feminazi": there are about ten people on the planet that term applies to, and it certainly isn't any of you.

Have a nice day.

How Easy For You

How easy it is to say that the projectiles do no harm, when they are not aimed at you.

Also, in my experience, men who are genuinely egalitarian don't make claims like "there is not a sexist bone in my body". They prove it through their behaviour, and trust the women in their lives to judge.

That. That's exactly what I

That. That's exactly what I wanted to say, but all that would come out was incoherent swearing.

I'm a

I'm a meat-eating-alpha-male-feminist and I think Rush is a douchebag. As for "feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society"? Uh, Rush? You're on the radio for a reason.


ditto (reference back to Lush Rimbaugh himself)

also, why is he not in jail for his oxycontin escapades? He'd then need Amy Goodman to interview him before we would have to be subjected to his porcine voice.

Also, in my experience, men

<blockquote><i>Also, in my experience, men who are genuinely egalitarian don't make
claims like &quot;there is not a sexist bone in my body&quot;. They prove it
through their behaviour, and trust the women in their lives to judge.</i></blockquote>EXactly! It's like the schtick Stephen Colbert has when he says he can't 'see race'. Anyone who has to keep saying stuff like that is guilty as hell of what they're denying. <br /> 

Transcript of Rush's "Female Summit"

If you have the stomach and patience for it,here's a transcript of
Limbaugh's "summit",which was relegated to the last hour of his show:

You'll see that he practices a MAJOR habit women loathe in him and many other males;
he interrupts and DOESN'T LISTEN!!!! And he's "not going to change."

I hope all his money keeps him warm at night.....


This says it all right here...
RUSH: I would say they need to lighten up, for crying out loud! Why do I have to change who I am? Why can't they just lighten up? Infobabe! Why can't they laugh? What is the problem with being light and lovable and just smiling now and then? Why must everything be said through gritted teeth and anger?</i>

Yes, because everytime someone disagrees with Rush they must all be angry.

Oh, that's standard practice

Oh, that's standard practice on the Right: be as insulting and annoying as you can, and then the moment someone evidences the faintest <i>hint</i> of annoyance or frustration, demand, "Why are you so <i>angry?"</i>

Holy Trinity?

He and Anne Coulter and Bill O'Reilly should get together. They're all just a bunch of talking heads with wayy too much political influence who need serious psychiatric help and lessons in dignity and respect.

Limbaugh selected to Judge Miss America Pageant 2010

Every woman in America needs to contact the Miss America Pageant and protest their selection of Limbaugh as a judge for the 2010 Pageant. On principle you're perhaps thinking if not saying out loud that you want to protest the pageant itself. But that's not going to stop the pageant: your protest of Limbaugh's judging it, MAY very well stop this travesty from occurring.

Check out Las Vegas journalist John L. Smith blog spot today, reminding readers that in 2004, Linda Ronstadt was escorted off Planet Hollywood's property While Performing there, because she urged support of Michael Moore. Now Planet Hollywood's inviting the moral equivalent of pond-scum Limbaugh to judge the pageant.

No, it's not a Vegas thing; it's an American thing. If Toyota and Subaru and over 20 other advertisers could pull their money off Fox Network to protest Glenn Beck's hate-and-fear-mongering, the least BITCH readers can do is keep Limbaugh's hands off the Miss America buttons.

Made my blood boil

Rush Limpwrist - Doucebag - Big Rofl

Reading this sent my blood pressure sky high.

<blockquote>Smile and the whole world smiles with you.
Frown and you're on your own</blockquote>

Rush is like a sad, broken

Rush is like a sad, broken down vaudeville act that nobody wants to see anymore.
He is still using that unfunny "I love the women's movement, especially when walking behind it" and thinking that it's new.
This reminds me of the time I went on a date with a guy I discovered was a "Masculist." He said things like, "No, I don't think there's much misogyny in this culture. Think about it! Misogyny means 'hatred of women,' but most men LOVE women! That's what catcalls are all about! They are expressing how much they love and appreciate women!"

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