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Have We Defeated Feminism? ("Seventy-two percent of Americans say they're not 'feminists')
Rush Lombaugh.com ^ | 5/2/13

Posted on 05/02/2013 3:22:16 PM PDT by drewh

Have We Defeated Feminism? May 02, 2013 Windows Media BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: The Washington Times is reporting that feminism may be dead, at least in this way. "Seventy-two percent of Americans say they're not 'feminists'. It is likely disappointing news for old-school bra-burners and Gloria Steinem-inspired activists. 'Has feminist become a dirty word?' demands a new Economist/YouGov Poll released Wednesday. 'Feminism is a mixed bag in the eyes of most Americans.'" Well, there's a line there. Ha! Feminism is a mixed bag. He-he-he-he. Ahem. "Overall, 28 percent consider themselves to be feminists, 72 percent do not."

Now, let me ask you, ladies and gentlemen, who do you know that for 25, actually 28 years, but 25 on the national stage, has been pointing out the truth of militant left-wing feminism? It is I, El Rushbo. Could it be said that years of properly defining modern era militant feminism has proven fruitful? Now, this is not to say that they haven't done a lot of damage. They have done tremendous amounts of damage, but at least right now it ain't cool to be called a feminist. Now, it doesn't mean there aren't feminists out there, because there are a lot of Republicans where it ain't cool to be called a conservative. A lot of conservatives who will not tell you that they are right now. That's not necessarily good. There are a lot of conservatives afraid to be.

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RUSH: So it doesn't mean that there aren't a whole lot of feminists. What it means is, this poll, there are not very many people who want to say they are, and I'm still gonna chalk that up as a success.

"Among women, 38 percent consider themselves feminists. And men do not appear to be very liberated these days either: 18 percent 'accept the label' for themselves, the poll reports. 'Democratic and Republicans women see the word differently: 48 percent of Democratic women but just 14 percent of Republican women would label themselves feminist,' the survey says. Things are not so promising even among those females who grew in the 1960s and 70s," back during the bra-burning era. The story mentions that. That's not me. That actually did happen. It wasn't that widespread, but it did happen. It was an identifying aspect of era.

"Women over 65 (28 percent), Gen X women ages 30-44 (32 percent) and Millennials ages 18-29 (42 percent)." That's the age-group of women scared by me, 42% say that they're feminist. "It is negative associations people carry regarding feminism that causes Americans to shy away from the label. People are twice as likely to consider calling someone a feminist to be an insult (23 percent) rather than a compliment (12 percent)."

There has been one person -- I mean, one -- a lot of people here and there, now and then whispering, one person has been shouting from the rooftops warning about this movement. It is I, El Rushbo, and it might be said that I have succeeded in stigmatizing it. And this is why, by the way, they're constantly coming after me, 'cause it's effective.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
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1 posted on 05/02/2013 3:22:16 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Every American feminists should live a year in a muslim country...


2 posted on 05/02/2013 3:23:27 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: drewh

RE: Seventy-two percent of Americans say they’re not ‘feminists’

What was the percentage before?


3 posted on 05/02/2013 3:27:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: drewh

Liberalism = evil

Evil is never defeated. When evil is beaten back, vigilance is required. Evil never gives up.


4 posted on 05/02/2013 3:27:42 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: drewh

Question: Of the 72% who say they’re not feminists, how many of them are trying to think of a new name that describes what they are that doesn’t turn everyone against them the way “feminist” would?


5 posted on 05/02/2013 3:29:01 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: drewh

Feminazism has not been defeated. They still hold power over the country by intimidating the politicians.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 3:30:02 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: drewh

I’ve met quite a few radical feminists, who said that they weren’t feminists. They claimed to be conservative or old fashioned. They weren’t conservative or old fashioned. So in that way, they’re like (L)libertarians.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 3:35:53 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2banana
Every American feminists should live a year in a muslim country...

Have you ever noticed that in spite of Islam's anti-feminism, it doesn't seem to stop radical feminists and radical Muslims from supporting the same left wing politicians in the US and in Europe.

8 posted on 05/02/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: drewh

This is just sneakiness and hypocrisy. There is a contingent of females who want to have their cake and eat it too. So they claim they’re not feminists because they still want the guy to pay for the date, the drinks, the kid, but they also want the guy’s jobs, clubs, leisure activities, etc, amd rhe guy to have no say-so. So they just claim they’re not “feminists”.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 3:38:27 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: I want the USA back

Feminism has turned from something that might be taken seriously, as people wondered if the women's movement might have a point, somewhere, into a pathetic form of begging. There is no dignity in "I want someone to pay for my hobby. Guy's won't fork over enough to cover condoms, so you should pay so we don't have to."

10 posted on 05/02/2013 3:39:47 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: drewh

Liberals love to frame feminism as a loaded question, e.g. if you don’t support the feminist agenda, you oppose “equal pay for equal work.” The fact is, feminism is NOT about “equal pay for equal work,” it’s about trying to frame women as a monolithic political entity with special prerogatives, combined with a war on men and on masculinity. People who were sold a bill of goods on the “equal pay for equal work” line are now coming to realize what it was really all about.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 3:40:32 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Pollster1
"I want someone to pay for my hobby. Guy's won't fork over enough to cover condoms, so you should pay so we don't have to."

She can afford law school, but can't afford condoms?

There is no dignity

Anybody who feels the need to tell the world all about his/her private life basically forfeits a right to dignity. The begging part was just the icing on the cake. What's amazing is how many libs have embraced Miss Fluke as an icon rather than recognizing her as a walking embarrassment.

12 posted on 05/02/2013 3:43:43 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: SeekAndFind

Since half of us are males that makes sense.

I might add that feminist can be changed to baby killers. The two are interchangeable.

They really have no feelings for women as we note that they never say a word about females in Muslim countries.


13 posted on 05/02/2013 3:44:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: drewh
The defective genes which cause someone to become an idiot "feminist" have been continuously removed through abortion.

It shouldn't be a surprise if feminazis are dying off.
14 posted on 05/02/2013 3:48:57 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: mrsmel
they still want the guy to pay for the date, the drinks, the kid, but they also want the guy’s jobs, clubs, leisure activities, etc

You notice when feminists want equality, they want the 6-figure job with the mahogany desk. I don't remember the last time I saw a female garbage collector or septic tank cleaner.

15 posted on 05/02/2013 3:51:06 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby.)
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To: drewh

No. Feminism won. What used to be “feminist principles” are now the new normal. Most if not all women want and have a career, have shed the “burden” of keeping house and children, etc. Men are now minorities in college; boys who act like boys are drugged; fatherless children are norm, women are usually the head, etc.

Feminism today is simply far more radical than feminism in the past - like “all heterosexual sex is rape” radical. In fact, it is so far out there that less than 30% of women call themselves call themselves “feminist.” Hence the fact that most women have dropped the description of “feminist.”


16 posted on 05/02/2013 3:55:39 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: informavoracious

It says everything about the messed-up priorities in this country when we’re willing to socially-engineer our military with women in combat, but the professional sports teams still operate on merit.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 4:01:50 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: ek_hornbeck
She can afford law school, but can't afford condoms?

Considering how many condoms she claims to go through, we seem to be talking about a major expense.

18 posted on 05/02/2013 4:11:33 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Good point. I’m sure over 90% of Dems would say they’re not communists, but the same phenomenon would be at work. You can’t trust self-identifications.

A better test would be to list 10 common planks of feminism, an ask women if they agree or disagree. I think the number that was mostly in agreement would be higher than 28%.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 4:18:32 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: drewh
Not many people consider themselves Abolitionists now either.

When the war is over you quit fighting.

For the last twenty years (at least) the war for equality of opportunity has been over. Now those still fighting are going after women who want to be wives and mothers or who just see themselves as women not men with breasts.

This is not a popular position with most people.

20 posted on 05/02/2013 4:31:18 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Join AAAA : Americans Against Acronym Abuse)
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To: Pollster1

21 posted on 05/02/2013 4:33:07 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Join AAAA : Americans Against Acronym Abuse)
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To: I want the USA back

Thank you. They hold power at every level. They and the rest of the Marxist coalition runs the show.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 6:06:55 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: mrsmel

Some things are sacred.


23 posted on 05/02/2013 8:43:40 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby.)
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