Sandra Fluke's Super-Smart DNC Speech Should 'Slut-Shame' Rush Limbaugh Forever (VIDEO)

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sandra flukeIf only I could give Sandra Fluke a high-five right now! As a fellow American woman, I've been fuming over the incredibly disrespectful, ignorant, and downright detestable comments Rush Limbaugh made about the Georgetown Law University student since that oafish blowhard called her a "slut" on the air back in February (for daring to voice her opinion that universities should provide contraception coverage).

Oh, how I've been fuming -- and waiting, waiting for the moment when Fluke would have the opportunity to make Limbaugh look like a bigger fool than ever (dang, that's a big fool!). Then, just a few hours ago, that seemingly endless wait was finally over. Sandra Fluke took the stage at the Democratic National Convention -- the very same Sandra Fluke who was accused by Rush Limbaugh of "having so much sex she can't afford the contraception" -- and wiped the floor with Limbaugh and the rest of his misinformed, misogynist kind.

It was truly a beautiful thing. If you missed it, I urge you to watch the video below (repeatedly, if necessary). But first, check out these 5 quotes from Fluke's speech -- a speech that's bound to make history in the best way possible:

1. "Many women are shut out and silenced. So while I'm honored to be standing at this podium, it easily could have been any one of you. I'm here because I spoke out, and this November, each of us must do the same."

2. " ... your new president could be a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence a private citizen with hateful slurs. Who won't stand up to the slurs, or to any of the extreme, bigoted voices in his own party."

3. "We know what this America would look like. In a few short months, it's the America we could be. But it's not the America we should be."

4. "We've also seen another future we could choose ... An America in which our president, when he hears a young woman has been verbally attacked, thinks of his daughters -- not his delegates or donors -- and stands with all women."

5. "Over the last six months, I've seen what these two futures look like. And six months from now, we'll all be living in one or the other. But only one. A country where our president either has our back or turns his back; a country that honors our foremothers by moving us forward, or one that forces our generation to re-fight the battles they already won; a country where we mean it when we talk about personal freedom, or one where that freedom doesn't apply to our bodies and our voices."

I know which America I'm going to choose ... do you?

Did you see Sandra Fluke's speech? What did you think?


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2012 election, barack obama, democratic national convention, feminism, health care, human rights, in the news, women's issues

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BubbsJNL BubbsJNL

Many Catholic organizations in states where coverage for BC is mandated either allow the coverage but won't actually supply the BC, itself, i.e. - if you go to certain Catholic colleges and have a prescription for birth control pills, you cannot get that script filled at the college infirmary - you have to go to an off-campus drugstore.  Many others choose to self-insure so that they can circumvent the BC mandate that is in opposition to their beliefs but only those with enough funding can do that because it's so expensive.


We really got off on the religious tangent.  What Sandra Fluke wants is for everyone to believe that all women want and should have access to free birth control.  I'm a woman and I don't.  I'm fine, thank you.  All of the protections that I need are included in the 14th amendment and I'll work my a$$ for anything else that I need, thank you very much.


Tiredofthecrap - Exactly! 


BillsFan - I'm a practicing Catholic as well and rhythm method is as close as I could come to describing the utterly mortifying conversation that I had with a priest before I got married...NO ONE wants to read that article if they don't have to.  Take a deep breath.  You don't HAVE TO argue everything.

wamom223 wamom223

Seperation of church and state aren't part of the constitution Little Frogs, freedom of Religion is.  I wasn't complaining honey cuz there is nothing to complain about.   You want to go with out the research fine but guaranteed those colleges will shut down before they comply.

Ashle... AshleyB1984

So she wants to all of us tax payers to pay for her to have sex? Contraception has nothing to do with healthcare. It has to do with paying for a good night. Can someone pay for my concert tickets and wine too?

Ashle... AshleyB1984

So she wants to all of us tax payers to pay for her to have sex? Contraception has nothing to do with healthcare. It has to do with paying for a good night. Can someone pay for my concert tickets and wine too?

nonmember avatar meghan

Ashley, it's been made very clear that that is not the point of this debate. It is about women who are suffering from gynecological issues that birth control pills (ie hormones) help alleviate and in some cases, protect a woman's fertility. Are you really that stupid or are you trying to be provocative?

bills... billsfan1104

Bubbs, I didnt say you have to read it or anyone had to read it. I just posted it for people who.might be interested in NFP and that it doesnt include the rhythm method. I wasnt looking to argue, I was just giving correct info. So calm down.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Meghan - can you ever post anything without calling someone stupid, or attacking people who don't agree with you? And the debate is about contraceptives, used for BOTH pregnancy prevention and as treatment for medical conditions. The majority of health plans have covered contraception for either purpose for some time, it is required in 26 states. 22 allow exemption from that state law for religious reasons. Many religious orgs do cover it when it is used to treat a condition. Expecting your Catholic employer or school to provide you with birth control is like going to a vegetarian restaurant and expecting a porterhouse.

wamom223 wamom223

Expecting your Catholic employer or school to provide you with birth control is like going to a vegetarian restaurant and expecting a porterhouse.  That's awesome Hockey!



Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Wamom - lol, thanks. I think its a fairly accurate analogy.

nonmember avatar Zuri

Am I the ONLY liberal who thinks Sandra Fluke is a joke? She was called a name. Rush apologized, I don't know, at least twice. She's playing that victim card for all it's worth and it's ridiculous. If you want birth control, pay for it. Don't expect your COLLEGE (not you health insurance, your COLLEGE, and a CATHOLIC COLLEGE at that) to pay for it! Not saying she deserved to be called a slut, but really. Bill Maher calls Sarah Palin a c**t every 3 days and he's never said a word of apology to her. Yes, she has an IQ of three, so you publicly humiliate her ON NATIONAL TELEVISION? It's one thing to insult someone when you're a nobody speaking in your own home or typing something on the Internet. It's quite another to use your political power to humiliate somebody on the mainstream media. Why is Bill Maher any different than Rush Limbaugh? Oh yeah, Bill's a liberal, so it's toooootally different. Fairness is fairness, no matter what party someone is.

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