What We Missed

Should-Be-An-Onion-Headline of the Day: Rush Limbaugh declares himself “defender and protector of American women and women worldwide.” Ha!

The chairman of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee is expressing his support for Sally Kern (who blames the recession on the gays and abortion) by being a horrific transphobic asshole her opponent, Brittany Novotny.

Sexual violence survivors are speaking at UN hearings beginning today about rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rachel Maddow on Colorado Amendment 62, which would make birth control illegal.

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  • gothicguera

    Bull, Rush. Bull, Rush

  • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ Jessica “Jess” Victoria Carillo

    Rush Limbaugh, what an asshole and birth control might be illegal in Colorado, is there any good news lately?

  • http://feministing.com/members/kaelin/ Matt

    Aside from Limbaugh’s history, I tend to be skeptical of people who say they are “protecting” certain people. It’s a paternalistic attitude to have, which is egregious in that you’ve got the old-fashioned man-protecting-women trope in play. At best, he’s still going to act like he knows what is best for women, to keep them “safe” — not advocate for women to have a fair set of rights.

    Certainly Limbaugh has a track record of making things difficult for women, but even what he claims to be isn’t a good thing if you consider these implications.

  • http://feministing.com/members/route97779/ Stephanie Vacante

    I think that it’s a bunch of bull to ban abortion. I still feel like that it should be safe and leagal that’s it. I belive that she gets pregent and have to carry it for nine month to say the least. If she does raise it she may or may have someone to help. Howver, I fell it sad that it okay for the dad to leave and mabey do some small responabily and not have a lynch mab after him. However, if a women has a abortion the respone it you kill your baby. I hate the face that they are going to this extrem even in birth control saying it commiting muder, but there are time where the eggs dosen’t get implanted. Ugg, It makes me so angry that these people whould like to tell me that anyform of birth control is bad. Not even for health reason and stuff. Ohh noo I’m a serail muder bacause i’m on an iud and i don’t get pregent. Lock me up I’m just killing all my offspring.