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Rush Limbaugh: ‘No’ Means ‘Yes,’ If You Know How To Spot It

It’s startling that in a world gone mad with political correctness, that the Cult of Outrage hasn’t waged a crusade to get Rush Limbaugh banned from the airwaves and relegated to the internet where all good cranks belong.

Limbaugh was discussing the end to the federal probe into the Ohio State University’s policies with sexual assault and harassment on campus. OSU “has agreed to several steps to strengthen” how it handles accusations of assault, ending “a four-year civil rights investigation,” according to The Washington Post.

While most people can agree that protecting victims of sexual assault is a good thing, ol’ Rush pines for the days when “seduction used to be an art,” according to Mediaite.com. After reading the definition of consent at OSU, Rush took issue with the idea that just because someone doesn’t say ‘no’ to sex consent is implied.

Rush asked his audience how many of them “have learned that ‘no’ means ‘yes,’ if you know how to spot it?” He immediately pauses, perhaps realizing that he’s just made a huge verbal misstep, and then blubbers his way through a statement about how such behavior “is simply not tolerated” in “this modern world.”

Of course, Rush’s nonsense ideas of what “romance” and “seduction” are precisely why colleges like OSU have been terrible on this issue. It’s a ludicrous holdover from the days when morality was so twisted that any sex outside of marriage was seen as abhorrent (for women) and men had to read between the lines of their denials.

Of course, this isn’t Rush’s first dip in the sexist pool. Media Matters has documented his many instances of misogyny on his program dating back to the days of the Clinton Administration. For example, he used to refer to Chelsea Clinton (at the time only 13-years-old) as “the White House Dog.”

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Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. Along with news and current events, he writes about parenting, art, and personal stories. His serial fiction story "The Prophet Hustle" is available at JukePop.com and a forthcoming independent ebook about the cam-modeling industry "Dirty Little Windows" will be available later this summer.