Apparently I’m not representing all females when I say Rush Limbaugh is truly a butthead. The “King” of conservative media recently announced he was conducting a poll of how to appeal to more women listeners on his radio show. After taking a couple of previous polls, it was discovered that only 37% of women dig El Rushbo (the Man’s nickname for himself).
Yes the number is small, but percentages are still percentages, and 37% of women DIG El Rushbo. So, for heaven’s sake–what’s the deal? WHY?!
After endless research and reading countless articles, editorials, and blogs, I still couldn’t come up with any reasons why any woman in her sane mind would like him. I also couldn’t find any previously written articles exploring this idea. All I could find are people babbling about why women do hate him (shocking, I know).
I eventually decided I didn’t have many options left, so I consulted with my spring break crew, my 19-year-old male cousin and 75-year-old grandparents. What are any possible reasons why women like good ol’ Rushy?
There is [supposedly] a lack of conservative representation in the media, according to conservatives, making Limbaugh a very strong spokesman for this movement. Because there aren’t a ton of options for Republican listeners, they turn to their media savior and hold on for dear life while he feeds them crud about socialism and wanting their President to fail.
Female Republicans are also likely to not pick up on Rush’s sexist agenda when they’re concerned with listening to his take on “the issues.” The divide of the two-party system has created a permanent divide between liberal and conservative, forcing people to “choose sides” and ignore all other ideas. Women listening to Rush are so consumed with his conservative antics that they don’t even notice his anti-feminist comments.
I’m going out on a limb here, but someone had to think of justifications why females support Rush Limbaugh at all. So, to all my ladies out there who are currently listening to Rush on Sirius Radio and are willing to give my advice a shot, here it is: I strongly urge you NOT to fall into “limbo” on this issue.
Liberals and conservatives alike should be able to stand on the same platform of discouraging this kind of behavior from their media representatives. With all politics aside, how can you support a man who doesn’t support you or your rights as an American woman?