What’s Rush Limbaugh’s response to the massive backlash of his highly-personal (and offensive) attack on Sandra Fluke? Attack another woman, is what. Tracie McMillan:
“But this really intense dismissal of women by someone like Rush Limbaugh, who’s considered an authority by a lot of people — that, to me, is distressing. I just wasn’t expecting anybody to say flat out that my work wasn’t valid because I’m a single woman.”
Limbaugh is the rare high-profile type to say it flat out. Unfortunately, a far greater number of men—all across the political spectrum—share this view covertly, most often unconsciously. Our culture is still rampant with dismissal of women’s work, leading to the significant challenges women face in their careers.