Thursday, May 02, 2013

Dead As A Doornail. Feminism is.

Rush Limbaugh tells us that.  This is one of those days when I see the humor in everything and I really loved his little narcissistic boast:  How he single-handedly (not sure what he was doing with the other hand) destroyed the feminist movement in the United States:

Rush loves women so much that he has had to have four wives!  That's one guy who truly and clearly gets it, I think.  Whatever that "it" might be.

The source of Rush's little speech is a poll the Washington Times (a heavily subsidized loss-producing conservative newspaper) discussed on one of its blogs.  I haven't looked at the survey they mention, but the very end of that blog post states:

“When given a neutral dictionary definition of feminism, as ‘someone who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes,’ 57 percent of Americans proudly proclaim themselves feminists,” the poll concludes.

That's still a somewhat depressing number, of course, because it makes me wonder what kinds of values the remaining 43% of Americans have.  But that the majority of Americans actually ARE feminists is very different from Rush's ode to himself.