Limbaugh, inventor of the infamous term “feminazi”, has insulted women across America.
If you haven’t heard, Republicans prevented women from testifying at the House contraceptive hearing and instead arranged for a panel of all dudes to have a dudely discussion about women’s contraceptives, and whether it’s basic healthcare that should be covered by insurance. In regards to this horrendous panel that involves zero people with a uterus and that blatantly exhibits the Republican war on women, Limbaugh reveals that he’s a dunderhead who doesn’t even know how contraceptives work.
This was apparent when, in addition to calling Sandra Fluke a “slut”, Limbaugh accused her of having “so much sex she’s going broke buying contraceptives and wants us to buy them” (Fluke never even mentioned her own sex life–in fact she framed her argument in terms of medical needs, describing a friend of hers who had to have her uterus removed because of a cyst, since she couldn’t afford contraceptives to treat it).
Contraceptives don’t work like that, asshat. You purchase condoms and other things* depending on how many times you have sex—but you purchase contraceptives a month at a time and you take a pill a day regardless of whether you’re having sex that day. Birth control pills also regulate periods and can serve several other medical purposes. This is basic healthcare, and basic healthcare for women has historically been dismissed (and continues to be dismissed) in this destructive patriarchal paradigm in which the state of being male is viewed as “normal” and thus what works for men is incorrectly estimated to work for women. Everything is literally built around and designed for men. If dumbasses like Limbaugh had periods or could get pregnant, contraceptives would be free.
Birth control pills are not something we pop in whenever we want to have a good time; there’s no relation between the costs of this medication to the frequency of sex. Of course, why the hell would any woman-hating asshole know this?
So Miss Fluke, and 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 post the videos online so we can all watch.
The fuck is wrong with this douchebag?
To even make such a suggestion to Fluke crosses to sexual harassment.
What a tasteless, immature, ignorant, hateful excuse for a human being.
It’s hilarious when cisgendered men talk about birth control / contraceptives / abortion and believe that anyone gives a fuck about their opinions, especially when they’re lowering the standards civil discourse by deflecting the argument with sexist, ad hominen attacks.
What’s with people referring to Sandra Fluke as a “co-ed”?! Seriously? Seriously?
*In case anyone’s forgotten, Rush Limbaugh was caught in a scandal returning from the Dominican Republic. And Sandra Fluke is the slut. Right.