Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh mocked The Ohio State University’s new policy telling students to get clear, verbal consent before having sex. Limbaugh went on to ask guys “how many of you guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that no means yes if you know how to spot it?”
“Let me tell you something in this modern world — that is simply, that’s not tolerated,” Limbaugh continued. “People aren’t going to try to understand that one. I mean it used to be a cliche. It used to be part of the advice young boys were given. See that’s got to change. We have got to change the way we raise men.”
Limbaugh then pivoted back to the OSU instructions and specifically that permission should be given every step of the way.
“Why do you think permission every step of the way — aren’t these just lawsuits just waiting to happen if one of these steps are not taken,” Limbaugh said.
Early on Tuesday Democratic Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) released a statement slamming Limbaugh for his remarks.
“There’s simply no excusing comments of this offensive nature, especially at a time where our country is having a long-overdue conversation about violence against women. Plain and simple — Rush Limbaugh is advocating for the tolerance of sexual assault and should be taken off the air immediately.”
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