I haven't paid much attention to Rush Limbaugh in the past, because I chose not to listen to his daily rants. I had heard on the news that he had an addiction to prescription pills and I've occasionally heard references to his comments regarding politics.
To me, his attempts at being outspoken haven't ever meant much because his approach is similar to that of Snooki what’s-her-face and I place no value what-so-ever on those seeking the limelight in such a way.
However, last night, when the mainstream media picked up on Limbaugh's comments regarding Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who testified before a congressional panel regarding contraception, I took notice of his sad attempt at women bashing.
Yesterday, on NBC Nightly News, Limbaugh, perspiring profusely, said he would like to watch Ms. Fluke having sex on video and went on to call her some extremely derogatory names. As I watched the news with my husband, I asked him if we had regressed back to 1960. He shook his head and said, "It sure looks that way."
Women of America are not the property of men; we are not small children who need a "guardian" especially the likes of Rush Limbaugh or the "men only" panel testifying before congress regarding our bodies. That is the point that Sandra Fluke was attempting to make. She was speaking of the uses for contraceptives that involve much more than sex. She was giving an informed woman's point of view on a controversial subject.
Limbaugh, on the other hand, came across like nothing more than a "shock jock". Does anyone really take him seriously? His recent comments reveal that not much is going on in his balding, sweat-soaked head. Did I notice him more because of his disgusting insults toward women? Yes, and it confirmed to me that he is as ignorant as I always thought.
Politics aside, we, as women today, are not the pawns of men in a left or right wing game. We are wives and mothers, aunts, and sisters. Some of us believe in contraception and some do not, but we have managed to survive just fine, side by side, over the past forty or so years.
We have some other, unfortunate, issues in common that contraceptive drugs can address like ovarian and breast cancer and polycystic ovarian disease.
We are not here for sex videos for Rush Limbaugh or to be called "sluts" or "feminazis". We are here to say, "We have come a long way!" and the comments of one sick, bloated man will not deter our progress in any way.