Limbaugh’s at it again. Even using his linguistic creation, to boot. This time, his unevidenced postulate is that feminism shrinks penises. Because feminism has only existed for the last 50 years. Or something.
Rush Limbaugh on Thursday lashed out at feminists — who he called “feminazis” — over the news that male genitalia are shrinking.
The conservative radio host pointed to an Italian study which found that the average male penis was 10 percent smaller than 50 years ago. Researchers cited weight gain around the waist, smoking, stress and environmental pollutants as factors.
If anything’s an environmental pollutant, it’s feminists and their bra-burning ways, AMIRITE?
“I think it’s feminism,” he declared. “If it’s tied to the last 50 years — the average size of [a male's] member is 10 percent smaller than 50 years — it has to be the feminazis, the chickification and everything else.”
“Give ‘em time and they’ll blame Bush. But air pollution vs. feminazis? Ha!”
And yet, color me completely skeptical that this is even happening. According to CBS, the report doesn’t say how it was conducted or provide raw numbers. I’d definitely need to see SOME science before I even give this a second glance, nor start speculating on why it’s happening or why it even bloody matters. It’s not like it’s a selection criterion or anything — people are just as well capable of procreating with 5.6 inch penises as they are with 6.
I’m mostly just surprised he didn’t go for the low-hanging (heh) fruit of blaming feminists for cutting off penises to the point where the outliers skewed the average.
Memo to anyone using the term “feminazi” unironicly: this is what you’re aligning yourself with.