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Rush Limbaugh

Apologize for dismissing sexual harassment as human nature, telling women, "Will you please tell your breasts to stop staring at my eyes?

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According to this Huffington Post article:

"Limbaugh sounded off on a Daily Caller piece entitled "Liberals want to stop men from checking out women," which cites a study in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research on how men objectify women with their eyes.

Limbaugh was simply aghast. "[Liberals] just despise basic human nature," the host said.

He had a suggestion for men the next time they check out a woman: "You walk up to the woman and say, 'Will you please ask your breasts to stop staring at my eyes?'"

Join us in telling Rush, sexual harassment is not human nature: it's violence. According to the CDC  “non-contact unwanted sexual experiences,” including sexual harassment, are the most prevalent form of sexual violence for both men and women in the United States. Internationally, studies show that between 70-99% of women experience street harassment at some point during their lives. Comments from “You’d look good on me” to groping, flashing and assault are a daily, global reality for women and LGBTQ individuals, but street harassment is rarely reported, and culturally accepted as ‘the price you pay’ for being a woman or for being gay. The long-term impacts include depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as a reduced sense of safety that can limit earnings, decrease mobility, and interrupt their ability to fully engage with civic life.

According to the CDC  “non-contact unwanted sexual experiences,” including street harassment, are the most prevalent form of sexual violence for both men and women in the United States. Internationally, studies show that between 70-99% of women experience street harassment at some point during their lives. Comments from “You’d look good on me” to groping, flashing and assault are a daily, global reality for women and LGBTQ individuals, but street harassment is rarely reported, and culturally accepted as ‘the price you pay’ for being a woman or for being gay. The long-term impacts include depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as a reduced sense of safety that can limit earnings, decrease mobility, and interrupt their ability to fully engage with civic life. - See more at: http://www.ihollaback.org/research/#sthash.1PCiuxGw.dpuf

Sexual harassment isn't a "liberal" issue or a "conservative" issue. It's a human rights issue. The sooner Rush Limbaugh and his supporters understand the impacts of sexual harassment, the closer we will be to stopping it.


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Rush Limbaugh
Apologize for dismissing sexual harassment as human nature, telling women, "Will you please tell your breasts to stop staring at my eyes?