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Are you following what is going on right now with this pig? Ugh. It’s disgusting. HE’S disgusting. I have so little respect for the man that I will not use his name again in this entire post. I will just call him “Pig”. Let me tell you what Pig is up to.
There is a Georgetown 3rd year law student named Sandra Fluke who was recently supposed to be a Democratic witness at a Congressional hearing about Obama’s contraception policy. She was banned from speaking on the all male committee after being deemed unqualified. (Ultimately, only men were allowed to express opinions). Democrats held their own hearings on February 23, and Ms. Fluke was allowed to speak during this. She testified about the contraception policy at her school (which has religious ties) at the hearing which was led by Nancy Pelosi. Ms. Fluke testified that it could cost up to $1000 a year to pay for birth control and it wasn’t covered by the Georgetown health plans. She talked about the need for birth control for reproductive reasons as well as other medical reasons. She advocated for a friend who had ovarian cysts and who’s PRESCRIBED contraception was not covered by Georgetown’s health plans, making it cost prohibitive. Here’s a quote from her “Contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. For a lot of students like me who are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary.”
Here are some of the comments Pig has recently made about Ms. Fluke.
“A woman comes out of nowhere. She’s having so much sex she can’t pay for it. 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? Do you ever think maybe it’s your responsibility for your own birth control, not everybody else’s?’”
“What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke (sic) who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex–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. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”
When asked to apologize, this was Pig’s response. “So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
Here was her wonderful response.
“I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names. Initially you’re stunned but then, very quickly, you’re outraged because this is, historically, the kind of language that is used to silence women, especially women who stand up and say that these are their reproductive health care needs and this is what they need. And what’s been amazing to me today is the outpouring of support. Everyone from members of Congress to Georgetown faculty to so many women who’ve contacted me, and I think it’s clear from what they’ve said that they’re not going to be silenced by this.”
President Obama called Ms. Fluke while she was in the green room waiting to go on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. She told Ms. Mitchell that, “He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women. What was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud. And that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. So I just appreciated that very much.”
This was Pig’s response to President Obama’s call. “Obama told Fluke that her parents should be “proud” of her. I’d be embarrassed. I’d disconnect the phone. I’d go into hiding.”
Here is a copy and pasted paragraph from Pig’s Wikipedia page that shows how specific people are reacting.
In response Georgetown University President John DeGioia described Limbaugh’s remarks as misogynistic, vitriolic and a misrepresentation. Minority Leader in the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has called the comments “obnoxious” and also described them as “vicious and inappropriate attacks”. Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner has echoed the claim that Limbaugh’s remarks were inappropriate, while Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has said he disagrees with the language used, but fellow Republican primary candidate Rick Santorum dismissed the comments stating that “an entertainer can be absurd.”[
Pig is finally starting to lose sponsers for his radio show and it’s my hope that they would all pull out and that he finally be fired. Pig is a misogynistic bully and if someone can be fired and or shamed for making racist comments then I think the same standards should apply for calling someone a slut for something they do themselves. Oh yes, did I forget to mention that part of this equation? This is the part that the big news organizations haven’t picked up yet.
What Sandra Fluke wants is for her birth control to be covered by her health plan. Her school’s health plan, which I’m assuming she pays for with her tuition, does not cover her contraception. Pig’s argument is that somehow if her school’s plan DID pay for her birth control, he would somehow have to pay for it. This is untrue. If you pay the premium then YOU are paying for your benefits, including birth control, heart medication, etc. She simply wants birth control to be covered like other things are covered by her health plan.
The way insurance works is that we earn a salary. As a benefit, we can pay a premium to an insurance company and they will then cover the bulk of our health needs (perescriptions, hospitilazations, etc). The point is, we are paying for our own insurance. Sometimes quite a bit.
By Pig’s own argument, all of us taxpayers have been paying through the nose for his addiction to Oxycodone and for his Viagra. Yes. Pig uses Viagra. In fact, he was detained with Viagra which he did not have a prescription for a few years back when coming home from the Dominican Republic. Thus by his own argument, I have been paying for his Viagra (assuming he’s now got the requisite prescription thing worked out). I have been paying for Pig to have sex? There is not enough brain bleach in the world to get rid of that horrible mental picture.
How is that OK but birth control isn’t? And how does it make a woman a slut to want birth control? It’s not like you use more when you are having more sex. A virgin taking the pill to regulate her periods would take the same amount as a woman actively trying to prevent pregnancy. What Pig is attempting to do is to slut-shame Ms. Fluke and all other women into shutting up about their reproductive rights and options. But it won’t work.
It is OK for women to have sex and to like sex. It is OK to use birth control. Why are we still having these conversations in 2012? It scares me that Rick Santorum does not think women should use birth control. What if he became the Republican nominee for President? It scares me that Republicans in this country seem to be going (HARD) after women’s reproductive rights. We shouldn’t use birth control and yet abortion should be illegal. (As a Christian woman, I am currently up in the air about abortion. I hate baby killing just as much as I hate anyone else making any decisions about me and my body. Just wanted to put that out there). Where does that leave women? Essentially, we should not be having sex at all, it seems. Go back into the kitchen women, until we beckon you from our marital beds. In the meantime, make me a snack, I’m hungry.
WTF America. WTF indeed.