I’m not a slut or a prostitute, just a poor girl who depends on Planned Parenthood for her birth control, and I (along with pretty much everyone I know) was rather perturbed by Rush Limbaugh’s statements this week. Now, we don’t like to get all political here on G&G, that’s what facebook is for, but let me just tell you, we are outraged.
We are not here to debate Fluke’s intentions, or whether or not birth control should be covered by insurance (it should…) no, we would just like to share how incredibly stupid Rush came across as sounding, trying to raise contention by making absurd statements about a speech he clearly didn’t understand in the slightest. Fluke never once even mentioned her own sexual needs, but focused on other students with medical issues. We have read the entire transcript of Sandra Fluke’s testimony, and never once does she mention recreational sex. Instead, she cites students with ovarian cysts that can be prevented by taking birth control (including a lesbian student who obviously doesn’t need the pills for pregnancy prevention) and a married couple that decided they can no longer factor bc into their monthly budget.
We’ve also listened to Limbaugh’s commentary on her speech, and regardless of how he (mis)understood all the big words she used, his response was extremely immature and inappropriate, which I suppose is all one can expect from him anyway. Rush states that Fluke “essentially says that she must be paid to have sex” and that “She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception.” Fluke is not asking the public to pay her for “getting laid,” she’s already paying an insurance premium, and simply thinks birth control should be covered within that fee. Rush obviously has no understanding as to how bc works, and we honestly do not understand how he came to those conclusions, other than simply making them up to cause a stir and get to call women sluts and prostitutes.
I suppose that by using birth control to control how many children we have, and when, and with whom, all of the G&G Girls are sluts and prostitutes, and so are most of the other women we know. We’re all just a scary bunch of slutty prostitutes.
Rush is probably scared of us, and he is also probably friends with the real life versions of these guys: