Sluts ‘Not Going to Be Silenced by This’

Tonight, the much-maligned Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke made her first appearance since testifying before Congress on the necessity of government mandated contraception. Appearing on Ed Schultz’s The Ed Show, Fluke was asked specifically to comment on radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s recent attacks on her for being a “slut” who wants taxpayers to pay for her sexual exploits.

Limbaugh doubled down on those comments today, tellingFluke and her supporters that if they want taxpayers to pay for them to have sex, they should post homemade porn as compensation. He also asked rhetorically, “Can you imagine if you’re her parents how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be?”

Fluke’s response can be seen below, as well as in the following block quote:

I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names. Initially you’re stunned but then, very quickly, you’re outraged because this is, historically, the kind of language that is used to silence women, especially women who stand up and say that these are their reproductive health care needs and this is what they need. And what’s been amazing to me today is the outpouring of support. Everyone from members of Congress to Georgetown faculty to so many women who’ve contacted me, and I think it’s clear from what they’ve said that they’re not going to be silenced by this.

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2 responses to “Sluts ‘Not Going to Be Silenced by This’

  1. Reblogged this on blogsense-by-barb and commented:
    This totally amazes me, though it shouldn’t. I “preach” about the decline of morality often. Stories like this prove exactly how far we have fallen – calling immorality “good & normal” while calling those who choose abstinance “prudish and old-fashioned!” OMG! Obama Must Go!!!!!

  2. Sorry college girls, the world does NOT owe you a living. Go to Planned Parenthood, that’s what it’s for. Your parents are not sending you to college so you can hace sex, you’re SUPPOSED to be there getting an education so you can be useful in real life.
    I’d like for someone else to pay for the thousands of dollars worth of medications my husband has to take for Parkinson’s Disease, and some respite care for me would be nice too, but no one owes us a living either. Grow up.

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