|Sandra Fluke testimony|
Even conservative women must have wrinkled their nose in disgust at Rush Limbaugh’s harsh, inappropriate and perverse invective against
Ms. Sandra Fluke on March 1, 2012. Sandra Fluke is a law student at Georgetown University. She spoke to an unofficial hearing called by the Democratic party about her college’s lack of health insurance coverage for contraceptive pills. Not only did Limbaugh reveal his ignorance of the uses of the birth control pill, he revealed his ignorance of health insurance system and to top it all, he let the entire country know that he has a sick yearning to see sex videos. (Maybe Dharun Ravi could help here). Although Limbaugh apologized for the words he used–he had called Ms. Sandra Fluke a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’–he maintains that contraceptives should not be covered under health insurance. Maybe he prefers to pay welfare for women and children and their food stamps instead. He is so busy condemning women for not taking responsibility for their actions and indulging in sexual promiscuity, he is so busy talking, that he is not putting on his “listening ears” as Judge Judy would say, and recognize that taking contraceptives is a way of assuming responsibility. Besides, birth control is not the only use for the pill…
|Likes to be a voyeur|
34 sponsors of his radio show decided the words he used mattered more than his views and withdrew support.
No one was more horrified than musician Peter Gabriel whose song “Sledgehammer’ was playing during Limbaugh’s rant. “Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh’s extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke. It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter’s work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.”
I wonder if he thinks when ‘slutty’ women prostitute themselves for sex, they share intimacy with parrots instead of men like him. He has been married four times, he can’t think babies are brought by storks. Men don’t need to be accountable? I have an idea. Maybe the women can save money (and the country too), conducting their lives Lorena Bobbitt style.
“No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show,” Carbonite CEO David Friend said in a statement. “We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”
President Obama called Ms. Fluke personally and said Fluke’s parents should be proud of her.