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Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:43 PM

Sandra Fluke RESPONDS To Limbaugh: ‘THIS LANGUAGE IS AN ATTACK ON ALL WOMEN’




" Rush Limbaugh devoted much of his three-hour radio show today and yesterday to sexist ad hominin attacks on Sanda Fluke, the Georgetown Law student whom House Republicans didn’t let testify at last week’s contraception hearing. Limbaugh unleashed a thesaurus of sexist slurs at Fluke to his 15 million listeners, and now Fluke is speaking up. She released this statement:




We are fortunate to live in a democracy where everyone is entitled to their own opinions regarding legitimate policy differences. Unfortunately, numerous commentators have gone far beyond the acceptable bounds of civil discourse.


No woman deserves to be disrespected in this manner. This language is an attack on all women, and has been used throughout history to silence our voices.


The millions of American women who have and will continue to speak out in support of women’s health care and access to contraception prove that we will not be silenced.




http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/03/01/435985/sandra-fluke-responds-to-limbaugh/


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Reply Sandra Fluke RESPONDS To Limbaugh: ‘THIS LANGUAGE IS AN ATTACK ON ALL WOMEN’ (Original post)
Segami Mar 2012 OP
HockeyMom Mar 2012 #1
Raven Mar 2012 #2
Segami Mar 2012 #3
Segami Mar 2012 #5
malaise Mar 2012 #7
surfdog Mar 2012 #9
Fawke Em Mar 2012 #18
Generic Other Mar 2012 #19
Tumbulu Mar 2012 #20
Generic Other Mar 2012 #26
calimary Mar 2012 #31
Raven Mar 2012 #4
malaise Mar 2012 #6
randome Mar 2012 #13
Fawke Em Mar 2012 #17
LuckyLib Mar 2012 #24
Fawke Em Mar 2012 #27
tpsbmam Mar 2012 #29
PA Democrat Mar 2012 #8
PatSeg Mar 2012 #10
PatSeg Mar 2012 #11
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2012 #12
jsmirman Mar 2012 #14
aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2012 #15
Pachamama Mar 2012 #16
ohheckyeah Mar 2012 #21
October Mar 2012 #22
ohheckyeah Mar 2012 #23
relayerbob Mar 2012 #25
dfgrehe Mar 2012 #28
iandhr Mar 2012 #30

Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:47 PM

1. If you cannot have your own biological children (EWWWW) Rush

don't FORCE others who can, because you can't. Sour grapes. We KNOW what you people are all about. My children aren't YOUR children. Suck an egg.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:48 PM

2. This is a list of Rush sponsors:

http://www.topplebush.com/boycott_rush.shtml

It's the latest I could find.

We really need to weigh in on this.

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:50 PM

3. Thanks!

Indeed we should ' a la Glen Beck '.

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 05:48 PM

5. Sandra Fluke needs to get herself a smart lawyer and sue his lard a$$ for defamation.

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Response to Segami (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 05:54 PM

7. She will be on Ed Shultz later tonight

Tweety is about to deliver a rant on Scumbaugh!!

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Response to Segami (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 06:00 PM

9. Oh yeah

 

She's got a case and I'm sure we'll get a statement from her lawyer soon

I'm sure Limbaugh's lawyers are telling him to apologize , probably even begging him

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Response to Segami (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:15 PM

18. She's a law student at GEORGETOWN.

I think she'll have her pick of intelligent and hard-driving attorneys.

Limbaugh picking on a law student at a prestigious legal university is nearly the same is getting into a pissing contest with someone who buys their ink in 50-gallon jugs.

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 01:45 PM

19. Thanks Raven

and thanks for writing the letters you did. Women need to puncture this windbag's flotation device!! I am so angry I see red over his comments to that young woman. She is articulate and spoke eloquently. Limbaugh is a sociopathic cretin and his comments warrant serious response. It is time for the women of this country to take him down.

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 03:23 PM

20. Thanks for that

I want him off all public airwaves!

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:51 PM

26. My letter

I am writing to express my extreme disappointment with your company's sponsorship of Rush Limbaugh. While often extremely offensive, Limbaugh's recent attacks on America women who support birth control and family planning were so shocking and over-the-top that I felt I must write to file a complaint.

While you have a right to air whatever programming you like, you need to know I also have the right to judge your company's character by your choices. When Limbaugh calls a young woman a "slut" and a "prostitute" for defending women's access to birth control, his contempt for women is revealed in a shocking and hurtful manner. I am left speechless by this inflammatory programming.

I just want you to know that I will boycott any products advertised on his show, and I will urge my friends and neighbors to do likewise.
Please reconsider supporting offensive individuals like Limbaugh. There is no place for his brand of hate on the airwaves.


(feel free to borrow)

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Response to Raven (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 04:43 PM

31. Here's something else that's EXCEPTIONALLY useful: How to fight at the local radio level!

BEST THREAD ON DU!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002374653

With insights from a former radio insider on how David can beat Goliath. Worth the read, and well-worth sharing, not to mention ACTING UPON!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:57 PM

4. Kick for the boycott list. n/t

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 05:53 PM

6. I too am a slut and a very happy one

No one will rob me of my rights to decide on what happens with my body.

May that disgusting racist ReTHUG scumbag go fuck himself.

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:27 AM

13. !!!!!!!!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:12 PM

17. Sexy Ladies Uniting Together

S.L.U.T.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 06:48 PM

24. or Smart Liberals Uniting Together.

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:00 PM

27. That's our Men's Auxiliary.

LOL!

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:10 PM

29. I was a slut at age 13 when the gyn put me on birth control pills

due to intractable, incredibly painful cramps associated with the onset of menses. It worked, so I stayed on them. This was done at the instigation of and with the approval of my mother. And, not that it's any of Rush's business, I was a virgin 'til I was 19. But, according to Rush, I was a slut over those 6 years of virginity because I was on the pill.

Putz.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 05:54 PM

8. Women make 85% of all brand purchases.

I would think any sponsor would RUN as fast as possible from Limbaugh's show. Advertisers ignore us at their own risk.

http://she-conomy.com/report/facts-on-women/

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 06:31 PM

10. I went to Rush's website

and was surprised to see Carbonite is STILL advertising there. A lot of us wrote them over a year ago with complaints, but guess they didn't listen.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 06:37 PM

11. I just noticed that Carbonite

is advertising right here, at Democratic Underground.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:25 AM

12. YES!!! Sexism is every bit as news worthy as racism in the media

it deserves an equivalent response.

He decided to pick on the wrong woman!!!

I STAND WITH SANDRA!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:35 AM

14. This language is an attack on all decent human beings

make no mistake - it is a specific and calculated attack against all women, but this is an affront to all of us. To tolerate this is to tolerate the nastiest, most vile and irresponsible attacks against anyone who has the courage to speak honestly in the public debate. I have long found this man repulsive, but this last exhalation from that bloated, greasy bag is the foulest odor it has produced in some time.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:44 AM

15. All this talk about limbaugh is making me hungry

I had some limbaugh and eggs for breakfast and I think I'll have a limbaugh and cheese sandwich for lunch. In between, I've got to contact my stock broker to see if I should invest in limbaugh bellies or not as he's been trying to get me to diversify my investment portfolio with limbaugh futures.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:10 PM

16. I think another Supreme Court Justice named Sandra is in the future....



I am so admiring of the strength, intelligence and grace that this young woman has. I was so impressed in the last day seeing her interviewed. Here she is attacked, smeared and insulted and instead of letting it get to her, she calmly and maturely points out that these kind of misogynistic and sexist insults and attacks are classic examples of how women have been treated and disrespected in history. I see big things for this young woman and i am proud to see her putting her face and voice up against pigs like Rush Limbaugh and other men who are assaulting womwn's rights and health.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 03:40 PM

21. The rightwing wackos

are attacking a Facebook page about Sandra.

http://www.facebook.com/ppnyc/posts/175855249190971

The comments are appalling.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 04:23 PM

22. They are a disgusting, ignorant lot! Like their leader, Limbaugh.

I would love to comment, but do not wish for those on that thread to have any information about me.

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Response to October (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 04:41 PM

23. I have a blog account that has no personal

information about me that I use for this stuff.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:17 PM

25. Money talks, Limbaugh walks

Keep pushing until he's gone

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 09:21 PM

28. Spam deleted by cbayer (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 04:41 PM

30. I STAND WITH MS. FLUKE

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