Update II: Bare Escentuals has been added to the list of brands no longer sponsoring Rush. Thank you, Bare Escentuals. You can find the up-to-the-minute updated list at feministcampus.org..
Update: Netflix says they have never been a sponsor of Rush’s but that some of their advertisements have appeared on his show anyway. They say it won’t happen again.
These are biggies to me since Lowes is the closest home improvement store to my house and I live on Netflix since I cut the cord. But I am really not amused that they both continue to support Rush Limbaugh. Lowes last advertised on Friday so maybe they’re just keeping their heads down, hoping no one will notice they haven’t publicly renounced Rush. I can always go to Home Depot. It’s in the same shopping center as Wegmans so it’s a twofer. I’d hate to give up Netflix but there’s always apple TV, so, you know, think it over Netflix. And there are alternatives to TurboTax as well (TurboTax Customer Service: (866) 888-2402). Yep, it sucks that Rush went off during tax season but you have to take a stand, Quicken. None of this halfway crap. Women do have options.
One sponsor I was shocked to see on Rush’s list is Bare Escentuals (Here’s their PR contact info:PR Contact(415) 489-5000
BE-PR@bareescentuals.com). That’s a makeup company. I think they make mineral makeup (might even have some of that stuff around, never use it though). Why in gawd’s name would a makeup company want to advertise on Rush’s show after all of the vile filth he’s been vomiting? Well, there’s a makeup I never have to buy again.
Media Matters for America is keeping a running list of Rush’s sponsors for the past few days. You may find that a brand that you use frequently is on it.
Let’s wrap this up, ladies, we’re not finished yet. Pretty soon, we’re going to hear “Why don’t you leave the poor guy alone. Hasn’t he suffered enough? We want to get on with other things. This is a big distraction.” That’s just what they want. They want us to drop it. But if we do that, they will know that they have beaten us and the jerks will just multiply. They will be more subtle but there will be more of them and they will be more disrespectful and dismissive to us at work and other public spheres. This is what has happened since politicians and media outlets joined in a misogynistic frenzy during the 2008 election season. For women, it has never been the same as it was before 2008. We have gone backwards because we did not fight back vigorously.
Do you hear me?!? They aren’t going to stop until we fight them back as hard as we possibly can. Gird your loins and unsex yourselves. This is going to get really ugly.