I’m putting this under both “shock jocks” and “politics” because today they go hand in hand. I know everyone has heard of Rush Limbaugh. If you’ve heard of him, then you know that he called a Georgetown law student a “slut” and “prostitute.” Of course, that’s raised a huge stink among the general population. I don’t care if you’re a republican, a democrat, an independent or a tea party member–you know what he said was wrong. Dead wrong. Rush, let me teach you a little something about women.
We don’t like being called “sluts” or “prostitutes” just because we want our health care to cover birth control, which is what Ms. Fluke was trying to convey to congress. Apparently, you don’t listen to the news or pay close attention before shooting your mouth off. What Ms. Fluke is asking for is not unreasonable. Think about it, Limbaugh. Birth control pills aren’t just used as protection during sexual activity. According to the Center for Young Women’s Health, birth control pills also help with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, heavy menstrual cycles, acne, menstrual cramps, amenorrhea (lack of periods from low weight, excessive exercising, or ovary damage from radiation or chemotherapy), etc. If you want to do further research into these condition, go to the link I’m providing below. Do yourself a favor, Rush. Educate yourself on the many uses of birth control pills and you’ll see why this issue is so important to Ms. Fluke and to those who support her.
As a man, you should be embarrassed that you decided to disrespect a woman, and on air no less. You are correct when you say that you “illustrate the absurd with absurdity,” because calling a woman a “slut” and “prostitute” is indeed absurd. As for your poor excuse of an apology…has anyone ever taught you how to extend a proper apology? Clearly not. You apologized for your “insulting word choices.” What other insults did you have saved up for the poor woman? Did you have something worse in store for her? As if there is anything more you could say. Just keep in mind, you came from a woman, and no doubt you have young women in your family. I’m certain you would not want some jackass calling those young women what you called Ms. Fluke. Show some respect and give Sandra the proper apology she deserves. Since you humiliated her on air, you can properly apologize on air. The way you humiliate her is the way you make amends. Good luck getting more sponsors. I see they are dropping like flies
Ignorance is no excuse for poor behavior. Educate yourself and you will go a long way. Peace.