Rush Limbaugh (Getty Images)Beyonce (Getty Images)Anyone who’s listened to much of Rush Limbaugh’s conservative radio show knows he isn’t exactly an ally of women.
He’s said that feminism is a ploy to get “unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society,” called a female law student campaigning to get birth control covered by health insurance a “prostitute,” and most recently poo-pooed the Violence Against Women Act. So it was no surprise that, this week, he picked a new female target, one known the world over. Not Hillary Clinton. Not Nancy Pelosi.
He took on Beyoncé.
Seems that while many of Bey’s previous songs like “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and “Run the World (Girls),” extoll the virtues of girl power, Limbaugh claims that the pop star’s latest single, “Bow Down/I Been On” is all about bowing down to men.
The 62-year-old got on the topic thanks to a recent opinion piece that ran in Britain’s The Telegraph, in which author Felicity Capon writes that Beyoncé’s global sisterhood message has changed recently, thanks to the tune “Bow Down” and the fact she’s named her upcoming tour “The Mrs. Carter Show” (in a nod to hubby Jay-Z’s last name).
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