Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tell Limbaugh's advertisers: Stop supporting sexist attacks on women.

Tell Limbaugh's advertisers: Stop supporting sexist attacks on women: "When Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law School student, testified before Congress to protest rightwing attacks to limit women's access to birth control, Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut" and a "prostitute."

Here's what Limbaugh actually said:

"What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute... She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception."1

Unfortunately, what Rush Limbaugh says matters. He has a bigger audience than any other commercial radio host in the country, and what he talks about on air has the power to drive the Republican agenda -- an agenda that is already obsessed with radical backslides of womens' ability to protect their own health.2

Tell Rush Limbaugh's advertisers: Stop Supporting Rush Limbaugh's attacks on women...."


Janderson106 said...

Well, like it or not, when contraceptives - and now, even abortions - are to be funded by tax payers money, we who pay those taxes ARE putting many women in the position of being "paid for the sexual use of their bodies".   So whatever you want to call it, the question is "what is right and what is wrong" - in light of the ultimate outcomes of our choices . . .  What turns out to be a good result, in the end, and what turns out to be something we will forever regret . . . 

Underground Politics said...

Abortions can't be funded with tax payer funds. And if all women had better access to birth control there would be less unintended pregnancies. And birth control isn't even always used for that. It has other medical purposes.