Yesterday Sam's Club announced their decision to withdraw ads from The Rush Limbaugh Show, following in the footsteps of over 150 other businesses. Advertisers have been fleeing from association with Limbaugh's show since the talk show host's sexist rants against Georgetown Law student and women's rights advocate Sandra Fluke in March.
Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, celebrates advertiser's efforts to force right-wing hosts to take responsibility for their attacks on women's rights. Smeal stated, "The cooling off period won't work. Misogyny is not ok."
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. Supporters of women's healthcare continue to bombard advertisers with emails, phone calls, tweets, and Facebook posts urging them to pull their ads from Limbaugh's show. The addition of Sam's Club to this list demonstrates that the campaign against Limbaugh continues.
Media Resources: Huffington Post 7/9/12; Think Progress 7/9/12; Feminist Daily Newswire 6/10/12
5/1/2015 House Reverses DC Law Banning Reproductive Health Discrimination by Employers - The US House of Representatives voted Thursday night to overturn a Washington, DC, law that makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who use their insurance to cover procedures like in-vitro fertilization or abortion and contraception like birth control pills and IUDs for themselves, their spouses, or their children.
The District's council passed the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act last year. . . .
4/30/2015 400 Women and Children Have Been Rescued From Boko Haram in Nigeria - In two different operations in under a week, Nigerian troops have rescued more than 400 women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram.
On Tuesday, Nigerian troops announced they rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram - and today news has come out that troops rescued another 160 women and children.
While the news is promising and shows progress made in Nigeria to combat Boko Haram, the girls rescued were not the Chibok girls who inspired the #BringBackOurGirls movement last year. . . .