Rush Limbaugh: Doing Something About Domestic Violence Will ‘Chickify’ NFL Games (AUDIO)

Ever since video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee hit the airwaves, the NFL has come under fire nationally for the way it has dealt with the issue of domestic violence against women.

Of course, it was only a matter of time before Rush Limbaugh injected his disgusting brand of sexism into the conversation. And once again, it’s worthy of a vomit bag.

During his radio show on Friday, Limbaugh claimed that by forcing the NFL to change the way it handles domestic violence crimes, Americans are turning it into an organization run by feminists who seek to “chickify” the game itself.

This is crazy. We’re feminizing this game, and its a man’s game. If we keep  feminizing this game, we’re going to ruin it. Keep chickifying this game, we’re going to ruin it. It’s going to become something it was never intended to be. And so many men now, executives in the league and sports drive-bys are in a  race to see who can be the most politically correct feminist guy. It’s comical to watch this.

Limbaugh then went on to suggest that because Ray Rice is black, he must be a Democrat and claimed that people who beat women are Democratic voters. He also claimed Democrats are the ones really waging a war against women.

War on women? Are these guys beating up their wives?  Are they all Republicans? Are they? Are they voting Democrat , you think? I mean, who’s really conducting the war on women here? Who’s actually doing this? Who has brought this all about? All this supposed abuse on women that takes place in the NFL? Who are these guys? Think they’re voting Republican? I kinda doubt it.

I think the odds are, they’re voting Democrat. I’m sorry, if they’re going to politicize this — they’re the ones politicizing this — I’m doing nothing but following along. And they’re the ones who have this stupid war on women meme, accusing the Republicans of it, and I don’t see any Republicans accused of this.

Here’s the audio via Raw Story.

As usual, Rush Limbaugh has found a way to bash women and Democrats while belittling the issue of domestic violence and protecting a male-dominated sports organization at the same time. But what else can one expect from a man who has spent his career trashing women’s rights on the airwaves. Here’s just a sample of the garbage Limbaugh has said about women over the years.

“Women should not be allowed on juries where the accused is a stud.”
~Rush Limbaugh, 1994 List of 35 Undeniable Truths

“Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.”
~Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show, August 12, 2005

“They’re out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes.”
~Rush Limbaugh, on women who protest against sexual harassment, The Rush Limbaugh Show, April 26, 2004

This is what Rush Limbaugh thinks about women. And if you want to read many more despicable quotes made by Limbaugh, just click here.

Working to prevent domestic violence and making sure that the NFL properly punishes players who perpetrate it will not change the way the game is played. Testosterone fueled men will still hit each other and slap each other on the butt when a good catch, throw, or run is made. How the game is played has nothing to with this issue. The goal is to change how the NFL deals with domestic violence cases and to prevent players from hurting women. Just because a man is a famous athlete doesn’t mean he should be allowed to get away with the crime.

But apparently, Rush Limbaugh has a different opinion and it’s wrong and sexist. And I have news for Rush, women are a huge reason why the NFL is the richest most powerful sport in America. Sports Business Journal reports,

Women represent approximately 45 percent of the NFL fan base, according to Scarborough Research, and approximately 33 percent of the NFL viewing audience based on Nielsen data.

Furthermore, women are major purchasers of NFL merchandise from jerseys to tickets and multiple other items. Clearly, the NFL has a responsibility to treat domestic violence seriously, even if Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think so.