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 Post subject: Conservatives Bash Sandra Fluke’s Convention Speech
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:07 am 
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Conservatives Bash Sandra Fluke’s Convention Speech, Parroting Limbaugh’s Sexist Attacks

Despite the widespread outcry against Rush Limbaugh’s and Bill O’Reilly’s sexist smears against Sandra Fluke earlier this year — when they claimed she was a “slut” who wants the government to pay for her “social life” — other far-right commentators haven’t quite grasped why these types of attacks are offensive. After Fluke took to the stage of the Democratic National Convention last night to articulate the issues at stake in the ongoing War on Women, conservative media took to Twitter to bash her for “whining” about needing free birth control for the activities that go on in her “bedroom”:

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Aside from misrepresenting Fluke’s point that women should not have to pay more than men do for essential preventative health services, including contraception, these smears degrade Fluke as a woman. In fact, Fluke speaks for the one in three American women who report struggling to afford birth control, and does not need to apologize for either her sexuality or her demand for equitable health care. And although some commentators decried Fluke for “only” talking about birth control rather than addressing other political themes, as if contraception is merely a petty and personal issue, access to health services like contraception is inextricably linked to economic issues.

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 Post subject: Re: Conservatives Bash Sandra Fluke’s Convention Speech
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:08 am 
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FROM Amy Rydecki:
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Obviously, it's only okay to "pay for what goes in on in your bedroom" when it's men who can't get it up. Never mind that for many women, the need for birth control pills has nothing to do with "what goes on in the bedroom" but rather what goes on in their bodies.

And I think part of what bothers me so much about those comments is that half of them are from other women
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OF COURSE, IT'S NEVER BEEN PROVEN THAT ANN COULTER IS ACTUALLY A WOMAN! :P

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