Sandra Fluke to Rush Limbaugh: Women No Longer Bow to Bullies Like You (VIDEO)

flukeYou know that saying -- you can't keep a good woman down. That's what I thought when I heard Georgetown student Sandra Fluke's response to Rush Limbaugh's gross and desperate tantrum yesterday. She didn't exactly say "women no longer bow to bullies like you" -- but that was definitely the spirit of her response.

Sandra was the face of dignity when MSNBC's Ed Schultz interviewed her for her reaction to Limbaugh's creepy attack. Her message was clear: Women will not be silenced by bullies like Limbaugh. Period. If anything, this is a call for us to speak out more. And the way Fluke delivered this message makes us all feel stronger.

Here's what Fluke said when Ed asked her for her response.

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.

But really, you have to see the video to get her non-screaming, totally rational, clear-eyed delivery. I would have been yelling, "YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME? YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME, RUSH? COME AND GET IT MOTHERFU---" and then they would have cut to a commercial. So well done, Sandra. You represent women well.

Seriously, though, the voice of calm intelligence in the face of vulgar hate -- Fluke's response is inspiring for its calm but strong determination. And she's right. Women are not going to let a loudmouth clown or a crew of reactionary politicians keep us down. Thank you, Sandra Fluke, for saying it for us all. We will NOT be silenced. 

What do you think of Sandra Fluke's response to Limbaugh's attack?


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Kritika Kritika

She showed much more class and grace than a single hair on that "man's" head.

howcrazy howcrazy

Rush limbaugh is scum of the earth.

texas... texasmamma777

Another student from Georgetown speaks out, "Sandra Fluke Does Not Speak For Me". 

Excerpts: "How else do you explain  - Ms. Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law student, now famous for testimony she never gave – jumping up to talk about her sex life (with the Senate Minority Leader and with the liberal media) and ask for the cost of her sex life to be subsidized by other students at a Jesuit School?"

"Senate Democrats needed a show pony for this circus – and they knew they could find a liberal woman on a college campus who would willingly trot around the ring."

"Sandra told some sob stories about how contraception isn’t covered by the Jesuit institution we attend. Maybe they don’t cover it because, you know, they’re a Jesuit institution. Religious freedom?"

Tx2Step Tx2Step

Whether she is a circus pony or not I'm glad someone took a public stand against that awful nasty man. 

texas... texasmamma777

The height of irony? 

Isn't this Schultz character the one who his network suspended last year for calling Laura Ingraham a slut?  

LOL @ the Left and its adherents' selective outrage!

texas... texasmamma777

"You [Sandra Fluke] are so much more than your reproductive organs. Please, have some self-respect and take responsibility for your choices instead of having to beg the government for help" - Angela Morabito

"Rush did Sandra Fluke a big favor by talking about her. Would anyone still be reading about Fluke's opinions if he hadn't mentioned her? She is very clever to be leveraging Rush's fame to her own benefit" - Laura S. from another Fluke thread

Procr... Procrastamom

I agree with you, Adriana.  She showed class and composure in her response.  These are the type of women we need as leaders.

i.payton i.payton

Classy response.

texas... texasmamma777

"Why should gay people have to pay taxes to supply birth control for straight people? Discrimination, anyone?" - Iowahawk 

bills... billsfan1104

Hahhhhaadhhaaa she went on Ed Schultz? He called Laura Ingram a right winged slut.

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