Advice for women
Rush Limbaugh, radio host extraordinaire said he would hold a special ‘female summit’ in an upcoming hour of the award-winning, growing by leaps and bounds Rush Limbaugh radio program Tuesday.
We’ll have a summit of all the women in this audience — or as many of them as we can get into breakout groups — and perhaps devote an hour in an upcoming program to calls only from women who genuinely want to talk to me. They can be liberal, conservative. They could be non-audience members, could be audience members. But I want some of these women to start telling me what it is I must do to close the gender gap — or, if not what it is I must do to close the gender gap, what it is I’ve done that has caused the gender gap; assuming the gender gap is true and that the poll is true. We’ll accept it for what it is for the sake of the exercise.
I was on a forum at the time, and I answered thusly:
There is nothing he can do to get more women, women have to stop being silly and stupid, and that will never happen. There are always going to be the smart girls who are listening to him and by the way, the men in their lives, but the vast majority of women do not or will not do it.
Now, I was typing off the top of my head during the forum so I will further explain.
I am a woman, and the women I know for the most part are not silly and stupid. They are busy with family, social matters and the organization of the two. They do not think of politics, and when they have to, less is more. They are not interested in hearing three hours of political philosophy. But the women I know are not like most women in that they are logical in mindset, pragmatic, and interested in solutions. We are tough out here.
However, as I look around, listen in on conversations in restaurants and stores, and go to parties, I can see the masses of women who hate men for what they are. They try to control them, they talk down to them, they chastise them, they degrade them, they tease them sexually, they complain constantly that their man is not good enough, smart enough or successful enough.
Ladies, some advice. Men are men. They are not women. Stop trying to make men be like women. It is not helpful to a relationship, and it will not work.
During the third hour of Rush’s show on Wednesday he held his female summit. The first caller was Dee in San Diego. Dee listened to her father in law who told her to stop listening to NPR and start listening to Rush. Next, Deborah in Brighton, MI wanted Rush to love women for their minds and not their outward appearance, taking particular offense to the term “infobabe.” Rita told Rush to stop talking down to people and acting like he knows everything saying, “you’re opinion doesn’t necessarily have to be everyone’s opinion.” Rush shot back, “It should be.” I watched Rush on his dittocam giggle heartily after Rita’s call. Kiesha, a college student was told by Rush to ‘man up’ and tell people she knows that she listens to him. Denise in South Carolina listened to her father in law when he told her to listen to Rush. Finally, Janet in Grosse Pointe, MI was condescending to Rush. This whole exercise just goes to prove how useless summits are.
Women have to be strong and independent to listen to good advice. Men and women are different. Period. It is in learning about what your particular man wants, needs and hopes for that you get what you want, ladies. Unless you picked a bad one.