On Friday's show, Limbaugh read from an article about the association between breast enhancements and confidence in female attorneys, asserting that if it "gets wide distribution, [it] will set feminism back 50 years"—thereby proving yet again that he has no idea what feminism even is. It's not going to come as a surprise to any feminist that women feel obliged to conform to a particular beauty standard, nor that there exists a relationship between body image and confidence—and evidence of the existence of these things doesn't "set feminism back." Feminism is a series of strategies to address stuff exactly like that. Maude on high, he's a dumbass.
Anyway, once he's done babbling nonsensical nonsense about how the feminist movement is somehow being set back by evidence of the patriarchy, then he whips out the old "feminism is for ugly chicks" canard. Yes, Shakers—the '80s really are back!
This is a strange piece, but, nevertheless, this piece, if it gets wide distribution, will set feminism back 50 years.Before you have at him in comments, let me just issue a reminder to be better than him: His weight and addiction have nothing to do with his diarrheic vitriol.
It's a story from a website called BitterLawyer.com—BitterLawyer.com: "Law professors won't tell their female students this, but one method some women use to get ahead in the corporate world has nothing to do with grades, or professionalism, or hard work—just fake boobs. In a recent Bitter Lawyer poll, 58 percent of those asked said that boob implants could only help a woman's career; the remainder of respondents were split on the matter. Just over 23 percent of those polled paid—said that such cosmetic changes were 'irrelevant'." [reads more of the article, which is, in actuality, largely about the relationship between subtle breast enhancements and self-esteem]
"…In other words, if she feels sexy, she'll be more confident (in the bedroom and at work), and success will likely follow." Can I redirect you to feminist truth number 24—undeniable truth of life number 24—written by me in the mid-80s? Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society. It's proved practically every day in our modern culture.