Rape Culture News – Professional DudeBro Rush Limbaugh Makes Rape Analogy
Whelp, he’s at it again. Political commentator and professional DudeBroÂ Rush Limbaugh used a rape analogy to attackÂ Barack Obama yesterday. What was the subject matter? Filibuster reform. Because who doesn’t think of rape went contemplating a filibuster, amirite?
According to Limbaugh, aka the human bag of douche:
“Let’s forget the Senate for a minute (asking listeners to imagine a group of six men and four women), the group has a rule that the men cannot rape the women,” he said. “The group also has a rule that says any rule that will be changed must require six votes, of the 10, to change the rule.Â Every now and then, some lunatic in the group proposes to change the rule to allow women to be raped. But they never were able to get six votes for it. There were always the four women voting against it and they always found two guys.Well, the guy that kept proposing that women be raped finally got tired of it, and he was in the majority and he was one that [said], ‘You know what? We’re going to change the rule. Now all we need is five.” And well, ‘you can’t do that.’ ‘Yes we are. We’re the majority. We’re changing the rule.’ And then they vote. Can the women be raped? Well, all it would take then is half of the room. You can change the rule to say three. You can change the rule to say three people want it, it’s going to happen.”
This is literally what he said. It reads like something from The Onion.To me, this just shows how insidious rape culture is, that douche rockets like Limbaugh think this is in any way appropriate. Out of all the analogies he could have made, he just had to choose rape. WTF?
As a mother of two daughters, this type of shiz terrifies me. Rape is not something you make into an analogy. Rape is not a tool to get your point across. When is this dude going to be put off the air so he can retire down in Tarpon Springs, where be belongs?