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Conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh, promoter of the term “feminazi” and “friend” of Donald Trump, dies

The controversial conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh died at the age of 70 in the United States, where he will be remembered for his unconditional admiration for former President Donald Trump and for having popularized the term “feminazi”, although he never admitted to having been its creator. Rush Limbaugh was one of the controversial list of the 50 celebrities who could die in 2021. Kathryn Limbaugh died of lung cancer diagnosed in 2020 His wife, Kathryn Limbaugh, announced that the controversial presenter, one of the most influential figures among Republicans, lost the life for lung cancer, which had been diagnosed in February 2020 at an advanced stage, after having been a heavy smoker and having defended tobacco use.
Limbaugh was at the helm of the radio program “The Rush Limbaugh Show” for 32 years and was only absent on a few occasions for treatment, local media noted. Upon learning of his condition, President Donald Trump (2017-2021) granted him the last year the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address.

Kathryn Limbaugh, Donald TrumpTrump’s “friend”

then described the communicator as the “best fighter you will ever meet” and highlighted his “decades of tireless devotion” to country. This Wednesday, the now ex-president spoke on Fox News to praise the figure of his “friend.” Since the late 1980s, Limbaugh was a voice that inspired a generation of conservative politicians and journalists. Besides being a radio host, he was television and sports commentator and author of several works, but perhaps his macho polemics will be most remembered.

“Feminazi”, the term popularized by Kathryn Limbaugh

In the early 1990s, Limbaugh began using the term “feminazi”, with which crossed out what he called “a specific type of feminist” and the “most obnoxious,” according to research by the nonprofit Media Matters for America. “Tom (Thomas) Hazlett, a good friend who is an esteemed and highly respected Professor of Economics at the University of California at Davis, he coined the term to describe any woman who is intolerant of any point of view that challenges militant feminism, “Limbaugh wrote in her book” The Way T hings Ought to Be “(” How things should be “, 1992).

” Feminazi “as insults to women”

Often – he continued – I use it to describe women who are obsessed with perpetuating a modern holocaust: abortion. There are 1.5 million abortions a year and some feminists almost seem to celebrate that number. There are not many, but they deserve to be called ‘feminazis’. Another controversial controversy of Limbaugh was in 2012 when he called a Georgetown University student Sandra Fulke a ‘whore’ and a ‘whore’ for some statements she made about health coverage of contraceptives, in a controversy that splashed the then president, Barack Obama, the trigger was Fulke’s testimony before a congressional committee after Obama promoted a health law, which in its first version forced Catholic institutions to offer methods contraceptives to their employees. Fulke argued that companies that offer health insurance to their workers, including the Catholic Church, should include coverage for contraceptives. “If we’re going to have to pay for it, then we want something in return, Miss Fluke,” Limbaugh snapped on his radio show. “And that could be his sex tapes so we can see what we’re getting with our money.” Kathryn Limbau’s critique The scandal was such that Obama called the student to offer his support, although he had to modify the draft of the law so that Catholic institutions could allege “religious objections” so as not to assume that coverage. to Republican politician Newt Gingrich for criticizing in 2009 the then Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, whom he called “racist”, after she claimed in 2001 that a “wise Latina woman” would be able to take better decisions than a white judge. “I will not retract. They could ask me to lower my tone, but no one has said that I was wrong or that I made it up, “Limbaugh said at the time, after Gingrich retracted.

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