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  •  As others have pointed out, it's not simply a war (12+ / 0-)

    on women. It's a war on everyone the red necks would like to see as beneath themselves, it's their only hope for holding on to their traditional privileges.

    In fact, as a female, I would like to see progressives give some thought to our response to  Rush Limbaugh's bullying behavior with an eye toward removing it from the realm of gender. It's not about gender, it's about a more fundamental inequality of power. Because we locate our response in terms of gender, the door is open for people to cite Bill Maher's remarks about Sarah Palin saying. "liberals do it, too," when there's actually a big difference. Bill Maher and Sarah Palin both have the power to engage in a "fair name-calling fight." Rush Limbaugh has power, but Sandra Fluke does not.  Men DO understand this principle which is why you don't see prize fights in Madison Square Garden pitting a heavy weight against a light weight.

    However well intentioned they may be, comments like "no man should ever talk to (or about) a woman like Limbaugh talked about Fluke, actually obscures the larger issue of inequitable power relations. Sandra Fluke isn't asking to be pampered like "the little woman." She's making a case for her right to make her own medical decisions without any penalty exacted by her insurance company.

    Eliminate tax breaks that stimulate the offshoring of jobs.

    by RJDixon74135 on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 10:21:15 AM PDT

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