On his national radio program, Limbaugh mocked the importance of birth control to women’s health and called Fluke a “slut.” Facing an onslaught of criticism for his offensive language, Limbaugh stooped even lower.
He responded with this statement: “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
This isn’t the first time Americans have witnessed Limbaugh’s despicable behavior and rhetoric –
He recently teed off on the topic saying that people who use birth control want to, “put as many notches in their belt as they can every night.” He’s painting women who use contraception as bed-hopping rampant sex machines. This is rich coming from the bloated slug that was detained on his way back from the Dominican Republic (one of the biggest sex tourist destinations in the world, I might add) with non-prescribed Viagra. Now, it would seem to me that if there’s no prescription for his Viagra, Rush doesn’t actually have erectile dysfunction. Right? Interesting. I wonder how many notches he was putting in his belt on that trip. Oops, I forgot. He’s a man. There’s a difference. Men get to have as much sex as they want. Women? Not so much.
This wasn’t his first brush with illegally obtained prescription drugs. Remember that whole Oxycontin thing? In case you don’t, he coerced and threatened his housekeeper into illegally obtaining 4,500 Oxycontin tabs in a 47-day period. He then had his attorney pay off his housekeeper with $80,000 in back pay, plus an extra $100,000 to destroy the computer emails of the transactions.
“We are fortunate to live in a democracy where everyone is entitled to their own opinions regarding legitimate policy differences. Unfortunately, numerous commentators have gone far beyond the acceptable bounds of civil discourse. No woman deserves to be disrespected in this manner. This language is an attack on all women, and has been used throughout history to silence our voices. The millions of American women who have and will continue to speak out in support of women’s health care and access to contraception prove that we will not be silenced.” Fluke