HBO’s ‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher is at it again. He holds back no punches with his sexist and highly offensive epithets directed towards women.
On March 28, 2011, Bill Maher, as a guest at Winspear Opera House, referred to Sarah Palin as the ‘c-word’.
On his Friday show, he called Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman “bimbos.”
A week earlier, he called Palin a “dumb t..t.”
And this vulgarity is not directed only at conservative women; in 2008, his verbal attacks were focused on Hillary Clinton, referring to the then US sitting Senator and former First Lady’s “c-word,” and the price that could be paid for it. Below is the video wherein he discusses the price of Hillary Clinton’s privates:
Because he is employed by Time Warner Inc.’s HBO, and because he is considered a satirist and comedian, he is given license to denigrate women with his verbal tirades. But in light of his slurs on both conservative and liberal women, his vulgarity shows that he is nothing more than a misogynist and a simpleton, who reduces the art of satire to common name-calling. There is nothing informed or educated or satirical about calling women vulgar epithets, no matter how much you disagree with their politics.
His behavior is childish, lewd, and disgraceful, and he should be removed from public venues like HBO, which only reinforce bad behavior and misogynistic rhetoric by keeping him on. Sign the petition started by The New Agenda’s Amy Siskind to have him removed from the show, as it gives him license in encouraging sexism and rewards him with profit for perpetuating sexist attitudes towards all women.
His epithets are not targeted at any other group, and this demonstrates his lack of respect for women and girls. If Bill Maher’s vulgarities were addressed to any other group, there would be an uprising. We need to stop this now, so that our daughters can have a bright and equal future that is not fraught with misogynistic and debased attitudes toward them.
Please, for the sake of all women and the future of all our girls, let’s drive the message that this kind of attitude towards women is unacceptable.
- You Stay Classy, Bill Maher (theundergroundconservative.wordpress.com)
- Bill Maher, A Foul Mouthed Palin Deranged Coward, Praised as “Fearless” By Left (truebluenz.wordpress.com)
- Kirsten Powers Takes On Bill Maher: His Comments On Bachmann, Palin Are Degrading To ‘All Women’ (mediaite.com)