RUSH: “Victoria Bissell Brown, a retired history professor at Grinnell College,” which means she also taught your children. Grinnell College. Grinnell. That’s a big name in Iowa, but I did not bother to look where Grinnell College is. She lives in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Haverford Township. So, anyway, “I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell.
“This was real yelling.” This was not why-did-you-leave-the-toilet-seat-up yelling. “This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small. A micro-wave [sic] that triggered a hurricane. I blew. Hard and fast. And it terrified me. I’m still terrified by what I felt and what I said. I am almost 70 years old. I am a grandmother.
“Yet in that roiling moment, screaming at my husband as if he represented every clueless male on the planet … I announced that I hate all men and wish all men were dead. If one of my grandchildren yelled something that ridiculous, I’d have to stifle a laugh. My husband of 50 years did not have to stifle a laugh. He took it dead seriously.” I don’t have a doubt that he did! I don’t think this guy’s probably ever laughed with his wife in 50 years, but that’s just me speculating.
Let me continue. My husband “did not defend his remark, he did not defend men. He sat, hunched and hurt, and he listened. For a moment, it occurred to me to be grateful that I’m married to a man who will listen to a woman. The winds calmed ever so slightly in that moment,” when she realized he was okay. “And then the storm surge welled up in me as I realized the pathetic impotence of nice men’s plan to rebuild the wreckage by listening to women.”
Guys, do you realize how hopeless this is? This guy did everything right, and he still blew it! He listened, he did everything, and his wife still welled up and exploded because what he was doing still wasn’t enough! And yet there’s nothing else he could have done. “As my rage rushed through the streets of my mind,” and I’ll guarantee you most of ’emm are one way, folks, “toppling every memory of every good thing my husband has ever done (and there are scores of memories)…”
Do you realize what this woman’s saying? She’s gotten mad here. Her husband is not responsible for it, and she’s getting madder and madder and madder at him in the midst of him doing everything right. The rage is rushing through the streets of her mind toppling every good memory of her husband she’s got! This is in the Washington Post! “I said the meanest thing I’ve ever said to him. ‘Don’t you dare sit there and sympathetically promise to change.'”
That’s what she said to him.
The “meanest thing … ever.”
“Don’t say that you’re gonna stop yourself before you blurt out some impatient, annoyed, controlling mark.'” This woman’s 70! She’s still mad her husband controls her? I guarantee you it’s the other way around. “No, I said [to him], you can’t change. You are unable to change. You don’t have the skills and you won’t do it. You, I said, are one of the good men. You respect women, you believe in women, you like women, you don’t hit women or rape women or in any way abuse women.
“You have applauded and funded feminism for a half-century. You are one of the good men. And you cannot change. You can listen all you want, but that will not create one iota of change.” Well, then… This poor guy! (laughing) Do you realize what this woman is saying? The guy is perfect, and yet he’s guilty! He’s perfect, but his perfection will not change anything. He has being right on the money, everything she wants, will not matter.
“In the centuries of feminist movements that have washed up and away, good men have not once organized their own mass movement to change themselves and their sons or to attack the mean-spirited, teasing, punching thing that passes for male culture. Not once. Bastards. Don’t listen to me. Listen to each other. Talk to each other. Earn your power for once. The gender war that has broken out in this country is flooding all our houses. It’s rising on the torrent of memories that every woman has.”
I said what I said about three weeks ago, that these women have this irrational hatred aimed at men. They’re angry. I said, “I don’t know what’s happened to them, but something did,” and that quote has been brought up and recycled all over the Drive-By Media, probably because they know it hit the nail on the head. But this is… This is as incomprehensible as this professor suggesting that if you vote Republican, you’re responsible for hurricanes finding you and wiping you out.
And if you want to stop it, stop voting for Republicans who the “climate deniers.” And when you stop voting Republicans, the hurricanes will know to leave you alone. Hurricanes will continue to seek out Republicans and destroy them and their property but leave you alone if you vote Democrat. This woman spends half this column thanking her husband for being perfect and ideal and doing everything right — not raping her, not abusing her or anybody else — but it’s not enough. It’s not enough. She’s 70 years old, a former professorette.
“No man,” she writes… “No man right now understands the flood that is rushing through women’s brains, and only women in the deepest denial have evacuated their minds before the flood could reach them.” Huh? Let me try that again. “No man right now understands the flood that is rushing through women’s brains…” Victoria? Hint: We never have. That’s the fun of it. But, see, that will not be understood. That will not. That won’t work.
“No man right now understands the flood that is rushing through women’s brains, and only women in the deepest denial have evacuated their minds before the flood could reach them. … Memories of being dismissed, disdained, distrusted. Memories of having to endure put-downs at the office, catcalls in the parking lot, barked orders at a dinner party. And, for some reason, the most chilling memory of all, the one Christine Blasey Ford called up and that we all recognized: the laughter.
“The laughter of men who are bonding with each other by mocking us. When Ford testified under oath that the laughter is the sharpest memory of her high school assault, every woman within the sound of her voice could hear that laughter, had heard that laughter, somewhere, somehow.” Ladies, does this describe all of you? Are you this consumed with hatred, even for the guy you love in your life who may not be guilty of any of this, is not guilty of any of it?
He’s done everything right. He’s respectful. He has not abused you. He’s not mocked you. He’s not laughed at you. He’s not raped you. “Thanks for Not Raping … But It’s Not Enough.” Does that describe your relationship with the man in your life? It’s the Washington Post! Not the penny saver. Not some little, flimsy do-rag out there that you never find unless you go to some out-of-the-way store in a strip mall. This is the Washington Post op-ed section.
Who thinks like this? “Thanks for Not Raping Us, All You ‘Good Men.’ But It’s Not Enough.”
Well, what would be, then?
RUSH: So I got a couple of emails, “Where does a 70-year-old woman get this kind of hate?” One woman wrote, “I’m 66 years old, Rush. I don’t have anything like this kind of hate, and I went to school and I went to university at the same time she would have.” If you’re just joining us, we’re talking about some babe named Victoria Bissell Brown, who is 70 years old. She has an op-ed in the Washington Post today. “Thanks for Not Raping Us, All You ‘Good Men.’ But It’s Not Enough,” and she makes no bones about the fact that she’s livid.
She is livid at men, period.
I’m not gonna recite the whole thing because my treatment of it is soon to be at RushLimbaugh.com. Where’s a woman like this get this kind of hate? It was what I was addressing a couple of weeks ago. There is evidence of this each and every week and maybe each and every day. You can find this kind of rage among leftist women any time you want to find it, in the media, depending on how deep you want to do, and some days you don’t have to dig deep at all.
Some days it’s right there to be discovered on the op-ed page of the Washington Post. And in a generic sense you say, “Well, something to happen to these women to make them mad this way. Some incident of abuse when they were younger. Parental, maybe? Who knows? But something happened.” But maybe not. I did something that I was really curious about. I wanted to find out just where Blasey Ford came from. I didn’t want to rely on just what they were telling us in the Drive-Bys.
Here’s this woman out of nowhere claiming that Kavanaugh really mistreated her 35 years ago but that she couldn’t remember where, when, what, how she got there, how she got home. She can’t tell anybody where it happened. She can’t tell anybody the year. She can’t even specify the month, other than to say it was summer. The only thing she remembers is that she had a beer, one beer. She says four people were there, and all four deny it.
And yet, with absolutely no evidence, she was taken gospel serious, and then she affectated this little-girl voice with uptick speech component. (impression) “I don’t knoooo? I was terrifiiiied?” She’s 58 years old talking this way! I said, “Where does this woman come from? ” Well, we knew she comes from Santa Cruz, which is a haven… (Snort!) It is a haven of left-wing commune living and so on, and Palo Alto. And then we learned that she is a professor.
She’s a doctor of some kind of psychology at Palo Alto University. Well, I had never heard of Palo Alto University. So I began to dig deep. What is Palo Alto University? What do they do there? The short version of the story is, it is a place run by women. They tout themselves as a school that prepares women to become experts in psychology. Their website touts all the wonderful things they can do for women, and 73% of the faculty, the students, whatever, are women.
Never on their website is there a mention of teaching men about psychology. So I concluded that this is a haven for women. Now, this professor here from Grinnell University, Victoria Bissell… I know women my age who grew up with the Gloria Steinem, Ms. Magazine, Betty Friedan version of militant feminism. And back then it was basically about equal pay for equal work and onto getting married and not letting a man define your happiness or relationship or marriage or what have you.
But where do these women come up…? Where do they get this hate? I have a theory that it has to be, it has to derive from the fact that… A lot of it’s media. I think this particular woman published in the Washington Post probably listens to NPR religiously, probably reads the New York Times religiously, probably watches CNN religiously. As a professor at a university, they are surrounded — she is surrounded — by other like-minded women. They feed on each other’s bad experiences with men.
They retell and retell story after story after story, and it’s kind of like old Kanye West said yesterday. Kanye West said that in groups of people where there isn’t any male energy, people are gonna go nuts after a while. Kanye West, noted philosopher and Oval Office visitor, made that point yesterday. And I think that’s where this comes from. I think hanging around with other angry, politicized leftist women, whatever anger there is gets retold and retold, and it becomes more and more intense.
This woman does not hide the abject rage, the almost uncontainable anger — even for her husband, who she admits is perfection! The reason why this is relevant? This is the American left, folks! This is the Democrat Party. This is the group of people that thinks Hillary Clinton is the… Hillary is one of these women! Hillary Clinton is exactly one of these women: Running around filled with rage, uncontrollable rage, hatred, and anger that is compressed and intensifying each and every day.
And I’m telling you, no matter what the Drive-Bys think, it’s not infectious. It does not make you want to join the team. It makes you think that these people are nuts. It’s that far out of the mainstream. Yet to them, it is the mainstream. And this is not gonna sit well. This is not a good day for the #MeToo movement. Actually, it happened yesterday. “New York Judge Drops Sexual Assault Charge Against Harvey Weinstein.” Now, we’re not hearing much about this, shockingly, because Kanye West is eating up all of the oxygen in the news bubble.
“Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has one less count of sexual assault being brought against him before his trial begins. According to The Daily Beast, on Thursday morning, a judge ‘dismissed one of six criminal counts brought against the disgraced movie mogul by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.’ Actress Lucia Evans alleges that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex in 2004.
“Weinstein’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, argued that the charges be dismissed due to Evans previously describing the sex act to a witness as consensual. The witness reportedly told this to an NYPD detective last year. ‘This is not about suggesting that a woman who comes forward should not be believed,’ Brafman said in a press conference. ‘This is about a witness who came forward and committed perjury before a grand jury.'”
Now, wait a minute, Mr. Brafman.
We’re coming off the Kavanaugh hearings where we were told women can’t lie, and we were told that women don’t lie, and we were told that we’re not to think women lie anyway. And you’re now saying that a charge was dropped because a witness came forward and committed perjury before a grand jury? Don’t worry. Harvey Weinstein’s still a creepy pervert out there. He still has five counts against him. But in this case, he found somebody who was willing to sell him what he wanted, and they reduced the six charges to five.