Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Panda Bear on Rush Limbaugh, Don Imus, Feminazi's and Reductio ad Hitlerum

As probably many people are aware, many people popular conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh calling a Georgetown law student a "prostitute" and a "slut" for speaking out for the public funding for women's contraception,    What amuses the Panda Bear is that another talk show host, Don Imus, has been very critical of Rush Limbaugh even though he was fired in 2007 for calling the Women's Rutgers Basketball team "nappy-headed hos".
When Don Imus these remarks in 2007 they were taken to be more racist than sexist.    However, the remarks of Rush Limbaugh and Don Imus seem very similar because they call women. sluts, whores and prostitutes when these women are:
1) not public figures
2) not actually sex workers.  

Furthermore, both these remarks were supposed to be flip and humorous.   Is there anything truly funny about calling a woman a slut?

The Panda Bear thinks it takes more examining on why very well known men commentators/talks show hosts/public figures find it funny to pick on women who are much less influential then they are and attack their sexual mores/behavior.    Is still the ultimate insult to women calling them prostitutes even when they are discussing politics or playing sports?    

The Panda Bear has always been irritated by Rush Limbaugh using  word Feminazi to describe Feminists since the real Nazis were extremely anti-feminist.   It really is an really an oxymoron to call a feminist a Nazi and the Panda Bear feels the term is an example of misleading political propaganda/terminology.

In a previous post, the Panda Bear complained that the word "Nazi" was being overused and was diluting the true history of the Nazis.   At work sometimes the Panda Bear has heard overbearing bosses as being called members of the Gestapo.   One woman who was perhaps overzealous of enforcing in health care settings rules to clean hands was a  called a "clean hands Nazi".     These uses of the word Nazi detract from the fact that what the Nazis were calculating murderers.  

The Panda Bear recently came across the term Reductio ad Hitlerum.   It also misuses the word Nazi but in a different from what the Panda Bear has stated in the above. A  Reductio ad Hitlerum seems to be the argument that anything that Nazis or a Nazi  liked is bad((i.e. dogs, classical music )  even if it had nothing do with the political philosophy and/or actions of the Nazis.   It is a another example of the history of the Nazis being miused.

In another post, the Panda Bear will describe how both the political left and right use the Nazi past to support their political views. 

1 comment:

  1. Also, don't forget about "Seinfeld" and the infamous soup Nazi.