The number of advertisers dropping the Rush Limbaugh show is mounting at an amazing rate. Yesterday alone 13 companies pulled their ads, totaling 36 in just one week of outrage after Limbaugh repeatedly attacked Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School student who was not allowed to testify at a House Committee hearing on the religious exemption on contraception.
The companies that have cancelled so far include JC Penney, Capital One, Netflix, Deere &Co (John Deere), Stamps.com, Matrix Direct, Consolidated Credit, PolyCom, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Philadelphia Orchestra, Downeast Energy, Reputation, Rhino, Constant Contact, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Cascades Dental, Goodwill, Hadeed Carpet, Service Magic, AccuQuote Life Insurance, Bare Escentuals, Vitacost, AOL, Tax Resolution Services, Heart & Body Extract, Bonobos, Sears, Allstate, Sensa, Thompson Creek, ProFlowers, Carbonite, Geico, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, LegalZoom, Citrix, and Quicken Loans.
The Feminist Majority Foundation, the National Organization for Women (NOW), and a whole host of women's groups together with Think Progress and Media Matters have rallied in support of Sandra Fluke.
Tens of thousands of supporters of women's healthcare have bombarded advertisers with emails and phone calls, urging the cancellation of ads and to support Sandra Fluke. The internet is on fire with thousands of supporters tweeting, blogging, and Facebooking in support of campaigns to #Flush Rush Now. See the Feminist Majority Foundation Campus blog for an updated list of current advertisers who have not yet pulled their ads for the Rush Limbaugh show.
Media Resources: Media Matters 3/7/12; Feminist Daily Newswire 3/6/12
12/18/2014 American Apparel Hired Its First-Ever Woman Chief Executive to Replace Dov Charney - Six months after retail store American Apparel fired its chief executive and founder Dov Charney, the company has hired retail executive Paula Schneider as a replacement.
Schneider, who will become American Apparel's first female chief executive, will take over the position as of January 5.
Charney had led American Apparel since 1998 and became well-known from American Apparel's sexist advertising and from several sexual harassment lawsuits and sexual assault accusations against him by former employees. . . .