You just can't make it up. While those who oppose misogyny are incensed by Rush Limbaugh's extraordinarily offensive and sexist commentary about how "sluts" like Sandra Fluke and those women who support the HHS birth control mandate should post sex videos of themselves on the internet, Fox Nation has a transcript of his comments that include the sex tape reference. It's titled "Limbaugh Takes Blowtorch To Fluke "Slut" Controversy." It is followed by equally misogynistic and offensive commentary from the Fox Nation denizens about women needing to keep their legs together. Remember folks, this is the blog for "those opposed to intolerance." Once again, we are reminded that despite Steve Doocy and the religious right, who say that the HHS mandate is a "war on religion," the reaction to it is really a war on women who speak out on behalf of reproductive rights. Only in the bizararo world of right wing machismo are such women considered "sluts." (The early suffragettes endured the same taunts) Limbaugh "jokes" about her having constant sex; but nowhere in Ms. Fluke's testimony did she reference her own sexual activity. "Fair & Balanced" Fox Nation, however, has not provided a transcript of her testimony. Nice to see that Fox "News" is aiding and abetting the Rush Limbaugh's misogyny and lies.
Wonder what all the virtuous purity worshipping Fox Nation guys would say if Fluke were married. Wouldn't they expect her to have lots of sex? Just saying....Bottom line, if you're a single woman in Fox Nation, you're either a virgin or a whore. Remind me what century we're living in. And BTW, aren't these the same guys who rant about how badly Muslim women are treated?
The AIDS comment just might take the prize.
“For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.
I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit? In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.
My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices."