Posts tagged "Misogyny"

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW


Right-wing newspaper publisher John Foreman is a total misogynist

John Foreman, the publisher of The News-Gazette, the local right-wing rag in Champaign-Urbana, went on C-U right-wing talk radio station WDWS-AM (which is owned by The News-Gazette) and delivered this sexist screed about Democratic nominee Ann Callis’s campaign in the 13th Congressional District of Illinois:

I think her message is not gelling because she doesn’t want her message to gel. I believe Ann Callis is making an effort to run for office and say as little as possible about what she would be or do. She’s making the point that she was a judge, that’s very admirable. She’s a very telegenic, attractive, lady who we saw a lot of her face in advertising. She’s the mother of a young man currently on active duty. Apart from that, relatively very few voters can tell you anything about Ann Callis, at least in this part of the district. And I think that’s the way she wants it to be. If she can stick to that, vote for me because of these things, she will.

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I think he had confused feminism with an episode of American Horror Story: Coven.


I think he had confused feminism with an episode of American Horror Story: Coven.

Tea Party Republican spews vile, sexist Twitter attacks at Wendy Davis (via Raw Story )

Former head of the South Carolina Republican Party, Tea Party activist Todd Kincannon has unleashed a vile parade of hateful, sexist insults aimed at Texas Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis. According to Americans Against the Tea Party, the attacks…

h/t: Tara Culp-Ressler at Think Progress


Robin Thicke has been named ‘Sexist of the Year’ by a coalition of women’s groups.

The ‘Blurred Lines’ artist came top of the poll conducted by the End Violence Against Women Coalition, which is made up of more than 60 women’s rights groups, reports The Guardian. Sarah Green of the group said of their poll winner: “Our heartfelt congratulations to a worthy winner Robin Thicke for both his concerted sexist efforts, and in the end the platform he created for rejection of the use of women as objects to promote mediocre pop… Sexism might be de rigeur for some music industry ‘creatives’ but the times they are a-changin’.”


MMFA: Limbaugh To Sarah Jessica Parker: “Sarah, Eat Something, Will You?” 

Rush Limbaugh revived the ridiculous attack that President Obama “doesn’t have time” and is “too busy” to attend his daily intelligence briefings, claiming that “other priorities,” like his re-election campaign and fundraising, are taking precedence over national security. In doing so, he also took a shot at actress Sarah Jessica Parker, an Obama supporter, for her appearance. 

As we wrote on Thursday, and as Limbaugh himself noted, Obama receives national security briefings in other ways throughout his day, including reading the daily briefs and meeting with members of his Cabinet and national security experts. 

While discussing the issue with a caller, Limbaugh purported to list the many fundraisers Obama is attending, including “Jay-Z fundraisers” and Vogue editor “Anna Wintour fundraisers” and “what’s her face, Sarah Jessica Parker.” He then interjected: “Sarah, eat something, will you?” before mentioning actor/director George Clooney. 

Limbaugh has been heavily criticized for his decades-long misogynistic attacks on women. If you’ll recall, it is his personal attacks on Sandra Fluke that resulted in mass advertiser exodus and millions of dollars in lost revenue.

Mitt Romney this weekend stumped alongside televangelist Pat Robertson, not minding Robertson’s legacy of incendiaryinsensitiveheartless and apocalyptic rhetoric that has gotten him in trouble in the past. Apparently, Robertson’s own CBN has become aware of Robertson’s problematic statements, and may even be editing his controversial claims out of episode archives.

“Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her,” Robertson responded. “This man’s got to stand up to her and he can’t let her get away with this stuff,” Robertson continued, “I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done.”

He later said the woman is a “rebellious child” and pondered if she has psychological problems. Robertson told the viewer that since he “can’t divorce her according to the Scripture, so I say: move to Saudi Arabia.”

From the 09.10.2012 edition of CBN’s The 700 Club:

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

This morning, regular Fox News and CNBC guest and Mitt Romney surrogate Donald Trump tweeted that Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington “is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.”

Trump makes weekly guest appearances on Fox News’ Fox & Friends and on CNBC’s Squawk Box. He often uses those appearances to offer baseless conspiracy theories about President Obama. Indeed, has noted that Trump “has been at the forefront of the ‘birther’ movement — those who question whether Obama was born in the U.S.”


h/t: MMFA

FLASHBACK: Savage dubs MSNBC “ More Snotty Nonsense By Chicks“

Hey, didn’t Whiner Savage once used to be on MSNBC?

Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke condemned Hustler magazine on Wednesday for publishing a fake pornographic image of conservative commentator S.E. Cupp.

The Blaze first reported that Hustler had published the fake image, which depicted Cupp with a penis in her mouth. Beside the picture, a brief paragraph attacked Cupp for her “dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood.”

“It’s a doctored photo, so it’s not like I’m embarrassed because I performed this act and they caught it on film,” Cupp told The Blaze founder Glenn Beck. “It’s embarrassing because, as you said, it will be out there forever. The fact that I work really hard, and am an Ivy League educated young woman with a pretty good job doesn’t really matter when you look at a photo like this.”

“That’s satire,” Larry Flynt, the publisher of the pornographic magazine, told The Blaze. “I’m able to publish this because of the Supreme Court case I won in 1984, Flynt v. Falwell.”

h/t: Eric W. Dolan at The Raw Story