Rush Limbaugh calls college student a 'slut'

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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 12:50pm

Rush Limbaugh calls college student a 'slut'

http://now.msn.com/now/0229-limbaugh-calls-woman-a-slut.aspx

Rush Limbaugh today called a women's health advocate and Georgetown Law student a "slut." The Huffington Post transcribed Limbaugh's comments on Sandra Fluke, who'd spoken to a Democratic panel on the benefits of birth control: "[Fluke] testifies she's having so much sex she can't afford her own birth control pills, and she wants President Obama to provide them, or the Pope. ... What does it say about the college co-ed Susan [sic] 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." Limbaugh then corrected himself: "So she's not a slut. She's round-heeled." Round-heeled, for the record, means "slut."

Me: And thid from te guy who got caught with several years worth of viagra??

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RL is disgusting. Shame on him! :smileymad: Limbaugh’s vile attack on a student who dared to speak up

http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/03/01/limbaughs-vile-attack-on-a-student-who-dared-to-speak-up/

Some of you may recall Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown University and former head of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice, who was barred by House Republicans from offering a woman’s perspective at a male-dominated hearing on the Obama administration’s contraception rule.

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Later, House Democrats set up their own hearing in which Fluke was the star witness. Her full prepared testimony can be found here, but as the AP reported it:

“Fluke, a third-year law student, said that Georgetown Law, a Jesuit institution, does not provide contraception coverage in its student health plan and that contraception can cost a woman more than $3,000 during law school. She spoke of a friend who had an ovary removed because the insurance company wouldn’t cover the prescription birth control she needed to stop the growth of cysts.”

Think what you will of the issue or of Fluke’s testimony. Nothing the

 


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I dislike the use of the word, as I dislike many derogatory words. After reading this, I checked the rushlimbaugh website, and it appears he was using the term as a device to make a point. I don't think he was literally calling her a slut, but indicating his disapproval of her point of view. His use of the term was inappropriate and he should apologize. We should understand as many points of view and context whenever possible.

The transcript of the exchange can be found here -

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/01/the_dumb_don_t_know_they_re_dumb

From the above, is the following - "BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: "A growing body of psychology research shows that incompetence deprives people of the ability to recognize their own incompetence. To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it." It's a blessing! You know, the worst thing would be to be dumb and to know it -- and there's evidence all over that the dumb do not know they're dumb. You can see it. You can see it. How do you know the dumb person doesn't know they're dumb? What's the first clue? What is the first clue that a dumb person doesn't know that he or she is dumb? What is it? Well, you know what it is!

The first clue that a dumb person doesn't know they're dumb is they open their mouth. The way they dress. The political party that they join. There's all kinds of evidence. "Similarly, unfunny people don't have a good enough sense of humor to tell" they're not funny. Have you ever been around somebody who thinks they're funny at hell and they're not? It's 'cause they're too dumb to know that they're too dumb. This is why banning the ugly, making it voluntary, never worked. The ugly are too dumb to know it, and it's a blessing.

RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. Carol Costello, CNN, this morning on CNN's Newsroom reporting the story about Sandra Fluke and me and the brave congressional testimony. This woman who wants unlimited, no responsibility, no-consequences sex paid for by you and me, Carol Costello, CNN's stalker assigned to me. You'll also hear Suzanne Malveaux in this report.

COSTELLO: Rush Limbaugh blasted a young woman who called birth control a health care issue.

RUSH ARCHIVE: What does it say about the college co-ed 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? Makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps.

COSTELLO: See what I mean?

MALVEAUX: Wow.

COSTELLO: You're still reeling from the Rush Limbaugh thing, right.

MALVEAUX: Just -- just -- it's all very shocking, I imagine people have very strong opinions about it.

COSTELLO: Big difference, right, birth control, having sex.

RUSH: Yeah. Do you realize they don't get it? These are the liberal foot soldiers. These are not the leaders. These are the foot soldiers. They don't see 10% of what I see. It just doesn't compute at all. We just did a story, Snerdley, on how the stupid don't know they're stupid. Snerdley just asked me, "Can they really be this ignorant or dumb?" Yes, to answer your question. They heard every word I said and they are dumbfounded and they are reeling. Big difference, right, birth control, having sex? You don't need birth control if you're not having sex. The woman wants unlimited, no responsibility, no-consequences sex, and she wants it with contraceptives paid for by us. (interruption) Were these kinds of women around when I was in school?

Oh, oh, no, no, no. I didn't know any Flukes. No. Well, wait. I take it back. Yes. Every school had a couple of 'em. You know, for every 500 students, every school had a couple of these. Now they're everywhere. That's what you're getting at, right? And the two at your school, I mean even with birth control, you wouldn't go there. That's the big difference. I mean there were women that you might think you could get a disease, but you didn't care but -- (interruption) No, the two on average back then you wouldn't get, no. I see what you mean. They were there and they were well known. They were widely known, and so were the greasers that spent time with them. But you didn't find them in the A&W parking lot on Friday night, let's just put it that way.

END TRANSCRIPT"
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Well, that's a real relief.

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A strong , well spoken, independent, well educated women should be smart enough to figure out how to get low cost or free birth control under her own volition without demanding it like a dependent little brat.
I can't stand the word slut and I strongly disaprove of the Rush rant, but there is no way this women can be taken seriously.
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Strong , well spoken, independent, well educated women should know that free, universally available birth control benefit society.

She's right about policy. Birth control shouldn't only be available to to well educated, well insured women. It should be part of everyday health care, like vaccines and well care visits.

There is no way those who care about the expanding welfare state can be taken seriously when they refuse to provide un and under insured women the simplest remedies.



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"That woman" was not allowed to testify in House hearings. You know that, right? The panel was........ wait for it............... all male. I guess it looked a little strange, huh? Talking about birth control (and the last time I looked NO male had given birth). So they brought in a couple of token women who voiced their acquiescence to the dominant males. Yeah, that was political theater at its most male chauvinistic.

Fluke's testimony was token. It too was political theater. But at least it gave some voice and power to women.

Limbaugh ought to be shunned by all women, or possibly sent to one of the more fundamentalist Islamic countries where women have to have a male chaperone. They can't drive, they can't vote, Crush would be right at home. There's no way that man "can be taken seriously" by any woman who sees herself as the equal of a male with all the attendant rights and responsibilities.

Fluke stood up for her right to express herself (I said "outspoken", NOT "well spoken"), which is hardly the behavior of a "dependent little brat". For some reason, though it doesn't surprise me that she would be blamed for the gross vulgarities of a white conservative male and called a brat, a slut, whatever.

Jabberwocka

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It's a rhetorical device, it may not have been intended to be interpreted literally. We have many idioms and metaphors in English as well as rhetorical styles where words may not only not mean what they usually do but sometimes mean the opposite. Inflection, can define a word as a query or a statement as an example.
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I never said she testified in the House hearings, but you know that, right?
Women that are "equal" to males don't act like helpless victims.who are dependent on others for their every whim and need. My insurance, which we pay every dime of, just went up another 100 bucks a month. Thank you Obamacare, can't wait to find out what else is in the bill
. Wonder what the new CBO report, due out in March will tell us.
http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cbo-process-updating-obamacare-estimates/357961
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I guess you missed the sex video comment. Limbaugh is a pilonidal cyst on the butt of the GOP. That's a rhetorical device, not meant to be interpreted literally.

Jabberwocka

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Insurance premiums would likely have gone up without ACA. If you're willing to be honest with yourself, look at how much you've paid over the last 15 or 20 years. I'm willing to bet there's been a steady upwards climb.

My point was that Fluke was shut out of the House hearings by a group of MEN who were determined that only their voices would be heard. If they had their way, we'd all go back to being helpless victims of our bodies' reproductive cycles.

Only an utter fool would act as though birth control is more expensive than paying for pregnancies, prenatal care, prenatal screenings (oh wait, those mightn't be allowed since they lead to abortions), well baby care, and pediatric care. Take your indignation to your calculator and run the numbers.


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