I am outraged, absolutely outraged at what Limbaugh said on Weds. Calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" on air, saying the reason she was upset is because she was "having so much sex" she couldn't afford her birth control, saying that as long as taxpayers were going to foot the bill, he wanted something out of it and suggested she post sex tapes online.
Outrageous. This is not free speech. This is slander at its basest. Here are some of my top issues:
1. Sandra Flukes testimony was to tell the story of a friend who couldn't afford to pay for oral contraceptives to treat her ovarian cysts. The woman then developed a large cyst that had to be surgically removed, including a portion of one ovary. False economy, there. Had the university covered the oral contraceptives, the surgery would not have been necessary.
2. Rush seems to not understand how oral contraceptives work in the first place. It doesn't matter how often you have sex, you must take them every single day. He shouldn't have said any of it in the first place, but at least get something right.
3. I am appalled at how many people first defended Ms. Fluke by saying how much sex she had was irrelevant. It is. But who in their right mind would think that anyone would be willing to testify before Congress and say, "I have too much sex and can't afford my BC pills!" It's utter nonsense. The assumption should have been, "Rush is speaking out of his ***." I know it was for many, but many of us fell into the trap of believing what we heard.
4. So.Much.More. I'm angry about this, more angry than I've been in a long, long time.
I'm going to track down his advertisers and bombard them with my anger. Sleep Train has already pulled their $$. ProFLowers sounds like they might, with enough pressure. I'm going for the only part that matters--his wallet.