13 Mar '12, 6pm

LTE in Stars and Stripes from female retired commander asks AFN to stop airing Limbaugh.

Rush Limbaugh has continually crossed a clear line in railing over the airwaves with crude, sexist remarks about women. American women and many Limbaugh show sponsors (reportedly 50) and affiliates believe the nation’s culture has progressed too far to permit Limbaugh’s remarks about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student, to stand or his voice to continue to be heard, let alone respected. Michigan Democrat Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, believes American Forces Network needs to pull Limbaugh’s radio show but, understandably, he will not legislate the issue. Pentagon leaders must step up to the plate and make this decision for the following reasons: The 21st century in America is not the America of the 1960s when I joined the Navy and the force was only 2 percent women, with major restrictions on women’s service. The roles and influence of m...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/see-...

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