Last week, Sandra Fluke testified in a congressional hearing that taxpayers should be required to buy birth control for college students, because apparently the financial ability to spend $50,000 a year for law school doesn’t translate to being able to afford a $9 a month prescription from Walmart. Seriously? That’s the cost of two lattes from Starbucks.
Sensationalist radio personality Rush Limbaugh then asked a rhetorical question on his program in which he inquired as to what one would call a girl who gets paid to have sex:
What does it say about the college coed Susan Fluke ... who goes before a Congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.
And then the liberals went nuts. Because Rush is a meanie and he obviously hates womyn! Sure, it was a poor choice of words, but he had a legitimate point. What do you call someone that wants his or her sex life subsidized? Maybe entitled, spoiled child would be a better choice of words.
Rush has since apologized for using the derogatory term, but the liberal feminist that freely chose to attend a school that declines to offer birth control and then complained about it declined to accept it. What more does she want than an apology from an incredibly powerful and influential man? An engraving on a gold plate?
Rush said something inappropriate, and he apologized for it. It should be over, but liberals are still fuming and denouncing him. Maybe they should denounce slut walks before getting their panties in a bunch over a political commentator using the same word so many of them wear with pride. Or what about backlash for Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin (a working mom!) the c-word?
Why is it ok for liberals to call conservative women horrible names, but the media world comes to a standstill when a conservative does the same thing? Where is the consistency? Why is Rush Limbaugh evil, but Keith Olbermann, who called conservative columnist Michelle Malkin a “big mashed up bag of meat with lipstick,” is admired and held in high regard?
Either it’s ok to call women names or it’s not. Pick one. Then maybe we can get back to some real issues, like why some people think being forced to buy their own $9 a month birth control amounts to female subjugation.
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