Cognitive Dissonance

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Republicans date women, they marry women, they have children with women. They take women to dinner. They buy women diamonds and open car doors for women. Yet there’s this Republican war on women, and the Republicans want to actually somehow reach into their purses and grab their birth control pills and take ‘em away from ‘em. The Democrats actually think that they’re going to win with this!

Rush Limbaugh, explaining last Thursday why there’s no Republican war on women.

Shorter Limbaugh: “We buy you sluts diamonds and dinner! What more do you ungrateful feminazis want?!”

Ah, I see. So bullheaded restrictions on reproductive rights, opposing the Violence Against Women Act, not supporting the Lilly Ledbetter Act, etc… All that is perfectly fine because Republicans buy diamonds for women they’re dating, AMIRITE?!

And yes, Rush. The more you keep running your mouth like this, the more you help Democrats. Democrats would love to focus on the economy, but when the Blunt Amendment is offered before a jobs bill, it’s a little hard.

Rush, you’ve been paid to say terrible shit about ethnic and racial minorities, women, the GLBTQ community, and liberals in general for nearly 30 years. 

We’re paying attention now. 

Oh, and P.S.: Not all Republicans marry women. Please see Log Cabin Republicans.

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Rush Limbaugh loses 42 advertisers

Companies are continuing to join the rapidly growing list of businesses that have ceased advertising on Limbaugh’s show, responding to the flood of grievances that are pouring in from disgruntled customers — even as the radio host dismissed the reports of advertisers pulling their commercials on his program Wednesday.

The list of companies that officially announced on Twitter, Facebook or in statements to other media outlets that they would stop advertising on the radio show include: AccuQuote Life Insurance, Allstate Insurance, AOL, Aquarium of the Pacific, Bare Escentuals, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Bonobos, Capital One, Carbonite, Cascades Dental, Citrix, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Constant Contact, Cunningham Security, Freedom Debt Relief, Geico, Girl Scouts, Goodwill Industries, Hadeed Carpet, JCPenney, Legal Zoom, Matrix Direct, Netflix, Norway Savings Bank, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Philadelphia Orchestra, PolyCom, Portland Ovations, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Regal Assets, Reputation Rhino, RSVP Discount Beverage, Sears, Sensa, Service Magic, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Tax Resolution, Thompson Creek Windows and Vitacost.

In addition, the Canadian rock group Rush has also asked Limbaugh’s show to stop using its music on the air, according to media producer Bob Cesca. “The use of Rush’s music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show,” an attorney for the band said in a letter to the radio show, as Cesca reported. “Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so.”


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You know, something may go down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to a female protester at a Mitt Romney campaign stop in New Hampshire.

Really? Let me put aside every other single four-letter word I want to say for a second. Gov. Christie, you are campaigning for another candidate. One you would like to see elected president. Throwing insulting sexual innuendo at the crowd is maybe not the best maneuver. It doesn’t give you a tough guy Jersey image or reflect well on Mitt. It just makes you look like a sweaty, vile, misogynistic pig.

Gov. Christie has bragged about how he’s had obscenities thrown at him as part of being from New Jersey. Standard cursing holds little power. Therefore, I’m going to get creative with my curse:

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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Here’s what I saw:

Ladies! If you don’t scrub your “V” with our chemicals, you’re disrespecting all the men who’ve fought over your “V” for centuries! Duh! These chemicals make your “V” powerful! Knights and ninjas will fight over the right to rule your “V” - and you can give birth to gods and rule Egypt! YEAH!

Is that about right? Never mind that using these types of products can do more harm than good, including upping the risk of certain types of infections. 

Transcript of the ad:

It’s the cradle of life
It’s the center of civilization.
Over the ages and throughout the world, men have fought for it, battled for it, even died for it.
One might say, it’s the most powerful thing on Earth.
So, come on, ladies, show it a little love!
Cleansing wash and cloths, from Summer’s Eve. Hail to the V!

Maya at Feministing writes, “Pro tip: Equating women with their vaginas and saying they are powerful because men have fought over them throughout history? Not all that empowering really.”

Exactly. It’s condescending to reduce any power we have to it somehow emanating from between our legs - not to mention the whole ad itself is pretty heterosexist. 

Summer’s Eve also produced the racist, talking “vertical smile” ads from this summer, which Stephen Colbert mocked in a brilliant take-down here. As Feministing points out, this commercial is not about empowerment. It’s about provoking anxiety to sell a product that no one with a vagina needs. These commercials claim our vaginas are incredibly powerful, yet regular ol’ soap and water isn’t delicate enough for our delicate flowers.

As for delicate flowers, women used to be encouraged to douche with Lysol, for fuck’s sake! Seriously! Check out this ad, warning of wives “losing the precious air of romance for lack of intimate daintiness…”

So how about this? We stop using harmful chemicals to cleanse a part of our bodies that doesn’t need it, and we stop giving into fear that our worth comes from our sexuality, mmkay?

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