Yeah, Rush, we are sluts. Now give us our birth control.Posted: 03.03.12
The Rush Limbaugh slut-shaming incident reminded me of the Stephen Colbert “It Gets Better” video:
Cretins like Rush Limbaugh throw out those words because they’re the worst things that they can think of to call someone. Rush clearly, if you read the transcript, has no fucking clue how birth control even works:
She gives the numbers: $3,000 worth of birth control pills worth of sex. … So the woman comes forth with this, frankly hilarious claim that she’s having so much sex (and her buddies with her) that she can’t afford it. And not one person says, “Well, did you ever think about maybe backing off the amount of sex that you have?
If you’re a friend of Rush Limbaugh, please call him and explain that women don’t pop a birth control pill when they want to have sex. It’s not like the Viagra that we know he takes (and that is, oddly enough, covered under a fair amount of insurance plans); it’s the same 28 pills every month, regardless of how much sex you’re having.
To get back to my point, though–Rush really doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. He’s flinging shit and seeing what sticks. Anybody who takes him seriously doesn’t deserve the breath it would require to argue. We should do what Stephen’s friend did–turn around and tell Rush, “Yes, Rush, we’re sluts who love to have sex. And if you want to continue having sex with us, give us our damn birth control.” He’ll eventually have to slink away. Bullies always do.