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Nothing gets my knickers in a bunch more than stupid people, except, of course, someone that is stupid — and a misogynist.
So this week’s column is dedicated to the stupidity of one Rush Limbaugh, the portly purveyor of pusillanimous pulp who took the misogyny and stupidity to its lowest level when he called law student and activist Sandra Fluke — OK, kids, put on those earmuffs — a slut.
It’s never been my practice to rail against fellow columnists. After all we are entitled to our opinions, and there is that little matter of freedom of speech. However, there are times when even columnists take their right of freedom of speech to all time lows, and that is what Rush did this time.
In his barrage, he asked, “What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her?”
And then he answered himself in the only way Rush could.
“It makes her a slut, right?” he said. “It makes her a prostitute.”
Where does this flatulent-filled gabmeister come off calling Fluke, or anyone other woman, a slut just because she demands contraception be covered by insurance? I don’t hear him complaining about how insurance companies pick up the tab for Viagra and Cialis for men. Or, for that matter, the amount of money drug companies pay to advertise it on TV.
In fact, not an hour goes by that an ad for the erectile dysfunction miracle pill isn’t blasted over the airwaves.
But I digress.
He further lambasted Fluke, and added, “To the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
How dare he. His commentary was reprehensible, disgraceful, perverse, vile, and flat out vulgar.
Sandra Fluke has every right to testify before Congress. In fact she is infinitely more capable to testify on the subject than any man could ever hope to be — and without her morality called into question by the likes of Rush.
And although Rush has since caved into the tsunami like outcry and apologized to Fluke, it does not negate the all out pervasive attitude in this country that a woman’s sexual choices are up for judgment — especially in this rabidly obsessed politically correct atmosphere, that allowed him to make this disparaging remark from the get go.
Further, I don’t want to wallow in the same swill pit as Rush, but since authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his suitcase that had been prescribed to someone else and insurance covers the drug — aren’t we paying for Rush to have sex?
Not for Nuthin, people that live in glass radio stations shouldn’t be throwing stones. Shame on you, Rush.Joanna DelBuono writes about national issues — and women's rights — every Wednesday on BrooklynDaily.com. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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