Smells like sexism

Mr. Limbaugh, your sorta-kinda apology is not enough.

Read this Huffington Post article that contains the full text of the so-called apology here.

One of the few things you got right is that you are indeed absurd and you speak absurdities.  I am so glad that we agree on that.

I think we can all agree that you did indeed intend a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.  I don’t see how calling someone a slut and prostitute can escape the label of personal attack.  Please stop adding lies to the damage you’ve already done.

What you get so horribly wrong is that this debate on contraception is not about “personal sexual recreational activities.”  This is about women’s health, pure and simple.

How is it that health plans cover Viagra, where its only purpose is for personal sexual recreational activities, and not cover birth control, where it is used for a wide range of purposes, from regulating menstrual cycles to preventing ovarian cancer to preventing pregnancy?  What happened to “personal responsibility and accountability” for men, Mr. Limbaugh?  Based on your logic, shouldn’t men just deal with not having access to a drug that would allow them to perform personal sexual recreational activities?  This smells like sexism.

What pains me, absolutely pains me, is when people do not understand that by holding women back, you hold us all back.  (I recommend an amazing, inspiring book on this topic.)

And I refuse for you to hold us back, Mr. Limbaugh.

I refuse.

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4 responses

  1. Very well stated, Melissa. I was glad to see that several more advertisers have agreed to stop supporting such a degrading and offensive “program.” I agree that it wasn’t much of an apology. How ignorant to categorize contraception as “something that happens in the bedroom.” And sure, if scientific studies are published stating that sneakers can lower cancer risk, prevent unwanted pregnancy, reduce the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, prevent bone thinning and anemia, and reduce acne then I will gladly pay for them with my tax dollars. My tax dollars already pay for tons of things that are far more useless than that.

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