Rush is being Rush…a big, fat, blowhard, misogynistic douchebag of epic proportions. But when Limbaugh gon’ Limbaugh, at least the real essence of this topic is coming to light. I am referring of course to Rush calling Sandra Fluke a “slut.” Fluke being the Georgetown Law student who testified (after initially not being allowed to) on Capitol Hill about the latest contraception contretemps. The nerve of her.
Her testimony was fine, and necessary, but she unwittingly allowed the ultra-right to once again cleverly craft the narrative, so that the opposition is merely fighting to prevent the most draconian of possibilities, and not the real core of the issue at stake.
For example, Fluke spoke of one friend in particular who needed contraception to prevent ovarian cysts. This is of course an important example to bring to light. But it also, and again Ms. Fluke doesn’t realize she’s doing this, moves the narrative to a place where she has to present a woman who needs access to contraception for a health condition unrelated to her sexuality and sexual freedom.
Most women who use contraception are using it because they don’t want to get pregnant. That’s right you delusional, Puritanical, hypocritical assholes.. believe it or not, college-age women (and some younger and older.. in fact, lots and lots of other women) want to have sex, and not get pregnant.
What chutzpah! How dare they!
And to Rush’s point… why should yewwwww and meeeeeee subsidize all this hot college co-ed action? Well, who the hell is talking about “public subsidization” of a woman’s sex life? Oh.. Rush is.. that’s who. You see, Ms. Fluke, and a bunch of other Americans, do this thing called “paying premiums for their health insurance.”
Ohhhhhh….. wait a minute.. let’s back up.. now read that again if you were stupid enough to think Lard Ass Limbaugh had an actual arguable point… for effect, and in case you haven’t gotten it yet.. I’ll do like my boss occasionally does in emails and scream it in flaming bolded red caps:
SANDRA FLUKE PAYS PREMIUMS FOR HER HEALTH INSURANCE AND WOULD APPRECIATE IF IT WOULD CONTINUE TO COVER CONTRACEPTIVES, AS IT IS PART OF MANY WOMEN’S REGULAR HEALTH CARE AND/OR (squint your eyes if you’re squeamish) SEX LIFE.
SHE DOES NOT NOR HAS SHE EVEN HINTED AT HAVING THE “PUBLIC” AT LARGE PAY FOR HER CONTRACEPTIVES.
Got it yet? I’ll bet some of you don’t. This is still an issue of insurers, some of them possibly affiliated with religious organizations, having the “freedom” to deny coverage for certain things that go against their moral compass.. Hmmm…
Well, tell you what. As soon as Rush, Roy Blunt, the other 150 or so assholes in Congress, the Catholic church, etc. make the same “morality” claims for the following medicines and procedures covered by the same insurers in question, then I will think about giving it credence.. Ready? Grab your pens.
That was the word “pens.” No i..
Right….so.. I’ll just sit here and wait for the moral outrage over insurance covering all that..