Limbaugh: Women who want birth control should just stop having so much sex

madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
The woman Limbaugh was abusing received a personal phone call from President Obama expressing his support for her.

This GOP assault on contraception infuriates me beyond words.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
Taryn
Broadway Legend
joined:1/24/04
I think you can really separate out Limbaugh's comments from any sort of actual politics on contraception. (Not that that isn't also infuriating.) It's this kind of rhetoric attacking female independence, dignity, and sexuality that perpetuates objectification and violence upon women. It doesn't even matter what political point he's trying to make. For me, this really just comes down to the damaging violence of misogyny. I don't usually post political stuff on my FB, but I posted this, because, IMO, it's not even political. It's about basic ethics of respectful discourse and treatment of women.

That is fantastic that Obama called her, though. Has that been mentioned in an article somewhere, madbrian?
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Has Mr. Limbaugh voiced an opinion on the honor of Callista Gingrich? I'll go out on a limb and make a guess that Miss Callista Bisek, the devout Catholic, was practicing contraception when she was having her extramarital affair with the married Speaker of the House (who was pontificating on the morals of Bill Clinton).
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Limbaugh just wants publicity and he'll say anything to get it. It's pointless to expect the proudly amoral to behave with any sense of morality.

Move on. Nothing to see here.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
romantico
Broadway Legend
joined:3/6/05
Michael Steel last night and other Limbaugh defenders are playing the old, 'Hey, he is just an entertainer' card again. Lets see. Rush has been married 4 times now. He has dated women between marriages as well and its odd, but he has no children. Isn't that weird? Four wives and no children? I would guess some, if not all the ex Mrs. Limbaugh's at the time practiced some sort of birth control. Well, either that or El Rushbo can't get it up (or is shooting blanks)

His sponsors need to be contacted and Republican women should really speak out.
'There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently' -Robert Evans-
ErikJ972
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/03
I didn't realize that the amount of birth control pills a woman needs is dependent on how much sex she has. Thank god Rush is around to explain these things. I wonder why Rush needed all that Viagra on that trip to the Dominican Republic!
Rush Limbaugh's Dominican stag party.
romantico
Broadway Legend
joined:3/6/05
Of course I am not implying this, but under age sex and prostitution is common in the Dominican Republic and Rush being caught with Viagra,well, one can only speculate.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/06/27/222524/-I-asked-Rush-about-sex-tourism-in-the-Dominican-Republic
'There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently' -Robert Evans-
thetinymagic2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/07
As a moderate left winger myself, I find that the fact that every word this idiotic windbag says is picked up by the LEFT Media, thus amplifying it's "significance" (NOT) exponentially, is LUDICROUS. Why report on these unimportant rants anyway. If one listens to Limbaugh on the radio, fine - but LEFT Wing, STOP already. There is NOTHING newsworthy about what he says. And as a woman, I just ignore ignorant rantings - women and all others who know themselves do NOT have to give creedance to this BS by giving "opposing" viewpoints. Power to the lib pundits, but I find it somewhat demeaning to even "answer" these idiotic comments. All normal compassionate, thinking people don't give a rat's ass about giving Limbaugh all this press (Only the media that needs ratings.). Must be a slow news day Just sayin'....
romantico
Broadway Legend
joined:3/6/05
My theory on why this is picked up by the media (left or right wing) is it sells. It is outrageous and jaw dropping and this is how these pundits and shock jocks get attention these days. There was a guy back in the 80's who my Dad loved watching. He hated the guy and thought he was a moron but was so entertained by how nuts he was, he tuned in. The mans name was Morton Downey jr and I remember as a kid watching this show with my Dad. We laughed our butts off watching this idiot. Well, crazy sells. This is how we have Glen Beck, Michael Savage, Ann Coulter and so on.

A sample of Morton Downey jr. I am sure Rush looked up to this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmvEBS92-Is
'There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently' -Robert Evans-
siny
Broadway Star
joined:2/8/07
Rush is a God's gift to Democrats. I hope he stays on the air forever.
Calvin
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/05
Funny enough, Rush got his current gig when Morton Downey Jr. was fired for using the word "Chinaman" on the air.
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Since the GOP fears Limbaugh and is afraid to cross him, the Dems will take every opportunity to force them to stand with him or against him. Last I heard, the closest any GOP leader came to standing against him was when Boehner called his comments 'inappropriate'.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
romantico
Broadway Legend
joined:3/6/05
Sponsors are slowly beginning to drop him. Of course, Rush will blame the media,liberals,Sandra Fluke, Barack Obama, etc.and play the typical Republican 'victim' card.

"Why won't the liberals let me practice my freedom of speech?"

We are Rush. Keep talking. Meanwhile your sponsors are practicing their freedom of speech by dropping their ads from your disgusting show.I wonder why none of the Rush fan here on BWW have not come in to defend him.


QuickenLoans drops Rush adverts

https://twitter.com/#!/quickenloans

Rush Limbaugh Advertiser Sleep Train Pulls Commercials In Wake Of Sandra Fluke 'Slut' Firestorm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/rush-limbaugh-sleep-train-sandra-fluke-slut_n_1315900.html?ref=media

Reporting Today On Companies Who STILL Advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show (AutoZone Says Does Not)

http://malialitman.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/reporting-on-companies-who-still-advertise-on-the-rush-limbaugh-show/

Good update on how various Limbaugh sponsors are dealing with the social media firestorm

http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/



'There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently' -Robert Evans-
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
People do understand that the basic argument is not about being against contraception, it is about WHO should have to pay for it. Why should my insurance premiums go up so that insurance companies can cover Sandra Fluke's RECREATIONAL sex? I am sure Mr. Limbaugh has plenty of sex, but he isn't asking all of us to pay for his rubbers!
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Why do you post on a theater message board?
romantico
Broadway Legend
joined:3/6/05
Oh gee's! A Limbaugh defender.

Mikey, do you think it is right for a man like Limbaugh to ask a college girl to post videos online of her having sex? Calling her a slut? Yes or no.You will BS your way out of answering this simple question but please try. DO you agree with Rush?

'There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently' -Robert Evans-
siny
Broadway Star
joined:2/8/07
Hey, Mikey, why should my insurance premium go up just because I have to pay for medical care for all the women who get pregnant as a result of their RECREATIONAL sex ?

And is every woman who has her birth control pills paid for by insurance a slut ? Or is it just your (and Rush's) fantasy ?
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
'Hey, Mikey, why should my insurance premium go up just because I have to pay for medical care for all the women who get pregnant as a result of their RECREATIONAL sex ? "

Why do women have to get pregnant as a result of their RECREATIONAL sex ?
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Again - You're posting on a theater message board......why?
givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
Why do I have to pay for Viagra? It's not my fault your penis isn't working.

Why do I have to pay for preventative prostate cancer screenings? I don't even have a prostate.
When I see the phrase "the ____ estate", I imagine a vast mansion in the country full of monocled men and high-collared women receiving letters about productions across the country and doing spit-takes at whatever they contain. -Kad
siny
Broadway Star
joined:2/8/07
"Why do women have to get pregnant as a result of their RECREATIONAL sex ? "

Because lots of recreational sex turns into procreational sex. So why should I pay for someone to have a baby ? And then pay for the baby for the next 18 years ?

thetinymagic2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/07
@ givesmevoice:

Best post of the Day!!
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
All this vilification of Planned Parenthood and birth control and whatever other right-wing nonsense rears its ugly head this election year just makes me want to take the sedatives that were prescribed for my dog.

The only consolation I get is that at least it's not the gays who are the big villains this year, like we were in 2004.

Updated On: 3/3/12 at 02:14 AM

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