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Friday, January 13, 2006

Women want to be eye candy, apparently

I can't even believe this guy:

On the January 10 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh asked the women in his audience: "How many of you in the secrecy and privacy of your own dreams and hopes would love to be hired as eye candy?" Limbaugh's question was part of a discussion about a January 10 report on the conservative news website NewsMax.com about six women who filed a lawsuit for sex discrimination against their company, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Securities, a division of Germany's Dresdner Bank. According to the article, the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan by five employees working in New York and one working in London, asserts that they were hired as "eye candy," and that one woman was openly called "the Pamela Anderson of trading" by her boss.


And then later:

LIMBAUGH: Now, I have, I have a real-world question for those of you women in the audience. Just something I, I'd like to know. How many of you in the secrecy and privacy of your own dreams and hopes would love to be hired as eye candy?


I think I block it out that people like this exist in the professional world. No serious, thinking person would say this, right, Harper?

I guess I've been living in Dream Land.

3 Comments:

Anonymous shoelessgirl said...

What. The. Fuck?

No seriously, WTF?

I can very honestly say that I have NEVER wanted to be hired as eye candy :(

4:06 AM

 
Anonymous oncognito said...

I know women who actually would. But behind their backs, we say things like "Tri Delta, everybody else has."

11:50 AM

 
Anonymous thelatinist said...

I used to listen to Rush just to laugh at whatever lunacy he happened to preaching that day. I stopped when I found that I wasn't laughing anymore.

Blah.

1:17 PM

 

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