The focus of the recent Rush Limbaugh scandal has been his personal attack on Sandra Fluke, which showed Limbaugh to be a crude, repulsive individual. Even more offensive than calling an obviously intelligent, successful and well mannered young woman a slut, a young woman who would make any parent proud to have her as a daughter, was the fact that Limbaugh was making a major assault on women in general. Normally I think women should write about women’s issues, but I’m not seeing the massive feminist counter attack that Limbaugh deserves. Why?
Slut v. Stud
Slut is a word no one should use anymore. It should be categorized with the N-word. It’s extremely prejudiced against women. If a guy has sex with 100 women, he’s a stud, and society admires him, if a woman has sex with a 100 men, she’s a slut and society looks down on her. That’s condemning half the human race to a double standard that destroys their freedom. Limbaugh is a big windbag that often talks about freedom but he seems to know so little about it. The Pill has freed women from hundreds of thousands of years of sexual tyranny.
From the first day The Pill went on the market it should have been free to any woman who wanted it. The males of the human race owe the females that much. Before the advent of birth control it was common for men to literally fuck their wives to death by forcing them to go through constant pregnancies. Because of our double-standards towards sexuality, women have been condemned to millennia of indentured servitude at best, and constant rape at worse.
Once The Pill came on the market woman could pursue ambitions outside of the home, and become equal with men in the workplace. The Pill is literally a pill for liberation and freedom. People who are against women using the pill are actually advocating the enslavement of women. This puts any religion against contraception on the wrong side of morality. But then religion has always lagged far behind the forefront of justice, ethics and morality.
Free and Freedom
Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke because he doesn’t want The Pill to be free. He doesn’t want society to pay for it. That stance is far more offensive and repugnant than any words he used against Sandra Fluke personally. He is saying women do not deserve to be free. He is saying woman are not equal to men. He is saying women should be owned. He is saying sexual expression for women is wrong. Women deserve the same sexual freedoms as men. If a working prostitute had gotten up in front of congress and said she needed free access to the pill there should have not have been one moral judgment made against of her.
This issue of free birth control provided by healthcare should never have come up. The Pill should have always been free. Mr. Limbaugh, I think you owe all women a huge apology, and the only sincere one that I can think of is if you wrote an insanely large check to Planned Parenthood.
America is the land of the free, and Rush Limbaugh just became its biggest anti-freedom fighter.
What’s amusing is how illogical Limbaugh’s selfish stance is. He wants to pay less taxes. He doesn’t want to pay to help other people. Giving The Pill away will reduce health costs. It will mean less unwanted children, especially ones that will use the entitlement programs he so dearly hates. It will mean less abortions.
If women were given proper sex education and birth control so they only had babies when they were ready, healthcare costs would go way down, and so would infant mortality statistics. You want to stop abortions – provide free birth control and sex education. All of this would lower your taxes Mr. Limbaugh, and that’s what you really want, isn’t it?
JWH – 3/7/12