My Response to Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh is an ass who thinks that the more sex you have, the more birth control pills you need to take. He thinks women who need birth control are sluts and if the collective “we” has to pay for contraceptive care, then the collective “we” should get to watch videos of girls having sex. He thinks a woman, who speaks on behalf of a friend who lost an ovary because she was denied access to contraceptives, should have parents who are ashamed of her.

As a former employee of Clear Channel, I am disgusted that they let him get away with this behavior. I have seen shock jocks fired for less than what Rush has done. As far as I know, he has not even been reprimanded. And he continues his attacks on Sandra Fluke.

Let me add that Sandra Fluke is a brave and strong woman and someone who probably did not expect to be the spokesperson for this movement, but is handling it with dignity and grace.

So here is my point and it’s a little bit selfish of me to even say. All of these people are coming out and saying things like “why should I pay for your birth control?” and “why should I subsidize your sex life?” I want to point out one little thing.  I have no children and have no intentions of having children. Yet I pay taxes which go to the Department of Education and to state and local boards of education to educate your children; especially those of you who do not believe in birth control and have upwards of 7 children. Yet I do not complain about it. I feel my tax dollars are going to the public good because having educated children who grow up and become the best versions of themselves is a positive thing for society. Just like family planning and preventative care medicine. 

So for all of you who believe in the constitution and bill of rights and are strict Founding Fathers followers, may I just say: it’s “We the People” not “I the Person.”

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  • Bobbi

    You have a very interesting and valid point.

    Unfortunately, there are some people out there (Rick Santorum anyone?) who honestly believe sex is only for procreation.

    So missy, you have no business having sex (eve n if you are married) if you don’t intend to have kids.

    Of course, I am still trying to figure out why women can still enjoy sex after menopause, if that is true….

    On a serious note – I find it ironic that conservatives that don’t take Santorum’s extreme view, don’t see how affordable and available birth control will actually save us all money in the long run. It doesn’t make sense to me.

  • toongrrl

    Thank you! Do you think people will see how horrible he is now?

  • Smiley

    Point well made about the general benefit of taxation. I do not have chikdren either, but don’t really mind paying for schools.

    Because a well educated population is conducive to the general well-being. It could be argued that it is in my interest that eveyone around me can read and write, etc.

    However, that argument does not automatically lead to ‘therefore, contraception should be provided through taxes’.

    I have sex, occasionally, and I would find it quite odd that my neighbours, or anyone else, should pay for my fun. Let’s not be mealy-mouthed about it: sex is mostly recreational.

    And as such, is not compatrable to schooling, roads, drainage, policing, and so on.

    If someone suggested that holidays should be provided through taxes, most people would find it strange, no?

    Certainly, contraception can be provided for other purposes, but its main purpose is contraceptive. Any other nbenefits are secondary.And those secondary benefits should not be used as a shield to hide the fact that people, on the whole, would rahter have someone else pick up the tab for their activities. But that doesn’t make it right.