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Right-wing radio host calls student “slut” for using birth control pills

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Emine Dilek
WVoN co-editor

US conservative commentator and radio host Rush Limbaugh told a student that she was a “slut” during his show on Wednesday.

The shock jock ridiculed Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University, for saying that birth control should be covered by insurance, even at religious institutions.

Limbaugh dismissed Fluke’s statement that women could be prescribed the pill for medical reasons and accused her of promoting promiscuity.

“What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute,” he said.

“She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception.”

Fluke was banned from testifying at an all-male conception panel at a congressional hearing last month.

The committee chair, Darrell Issa, said she was ‘unqualified’.

It is worth remembering that Limbaugh knows what he’s talking about when it comes to medication – he was arrested with a suitcase full of Viagra on his way back from the Dominican Republic in 2006.

The medication was prescribed in his doctor’s name to protect Limbaugh’s privacy, whereas the sex life of every American woman who chooses to use birth control can be national conversation for months and it is everyone’s business.

By the way those Viagras were paid for by Limbaugh’s union-provided health insurance.

Much to Limbaugh’s chagrin, the so called “Blunt Amendment” – a controversial amendment sponsored by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would have overridden the Obama Administration’s new contraception coverage rule – was rejected by the senate by a 51-48 vote yesterday (March 1).

  1. MezzoPiana says:

    Despicable waste of oxygen. But, he only says what the rest of ’em are thinking.

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