Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Somebody Doesn't Like Smart Women

Somebody doesn't like women that are more educated than he is. 

Raw Story:

Following “sincerely” apologizing for calling a Georgetown University student a “slut,” conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday complained about “overeducated” single white women.

“What is it with all these young, single, white women? Overeducated doesn’t mean intelligent,” he ranted, going on to talk about journalist Tracie McMillian’s book.....

Also from  Raw Story:

Listen to this audio from The Rush Limbaugh Show, broadcast March 6, 2012 and uploaded by Think Progress.

 Here are some real facts from the U.S. Census Bureau:

....157.2 million

The number of females in the United States as of Oct. 1, 2010. The number of males was 153.2 million. Source: Population estimates <http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2009-nat-res.html>


 ...29.9 million

Number of women 25 and older with a bachelor's degree or more education in 2009, higher than the corresponding number for men (28.7 million). Women had a larger share of high school diplomas, as well as associate, bachelor's and master's degrees. More men than women had a professional or doctoral degree.Source: Educational Attainment in the United States: 2009 <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb10-55.html> or <http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/>

That bully on the radio sounds afraid of smart, educated women. It is time for women to flex our muscles and use our power to vote out and shut off those men that wish us harm and degrade our work, accomplishments, education, and our belief that we alone are entitled to decide our own reproductive rights. 

Here is a quote from Bella Abzug, posted at Womenshistory:

• Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.