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Attention feminists: Rush Limbaugh wants to watch you having sex.

Sometimes Rush gets a little overexcited

You may recall that  all-dude panel of “experts” at that recent congressional hearing on contraception. One of the reasons it was an all-dude panel was that congressional Republicans wouldn’t let Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke testify on the costs of birth control. (She later testified at a separate hearing held by Nancy Pelosi.)

Apparently stating publicly how much contraception costs when it’s not covered by insurance is basically the equivalent of pooping on the flag to some misogynistic assholes, among them the always charming Rush Limbaugh, who has denounced Fluke as a “slut” and a whore, saying, at one point, that she

went before a Congressional committee and said she’s having so much sex she’s going broke buying contraceptives and wants us to buy them.

Actually, she didn’t testify about her own experience at all.

Also, does Limbaugh even know how contraception works? Yes, the number of condoms one buys depends on how often you have sex. (Or at the very least how often you hope to have sex. Who knows how many boxes of condoms, purchased in moments of optimism, have quietly expired on the shelf waiting for their purchasers to finally get their mojo working. )

But the costs of many other forms of contraception have no relation whatsoever to the frequency of sex. Women on “the pill” take a pill every day, regardless of whether they are having sex that day or not. Women using IUDs don’t run down to the health center to have one installed every time their vagina expects a visitor.

Birth control, in short, doesn’t work like Oxycontin or Viagra, the two pills about which Limbaugh seems most knowledgeable.

Sorry to belabor the obvious, which apparently isn’t so obvious if you’re a right-wing, woman-hating asshole.

Anyway, now Limbaugh seems to think he’s entitled to watch Fluke having sex:

So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. … We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.

Dude, what the fuck is wrong with you?

Here’s the excerpt from his radio show in which he makes this creepy demand.

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Amnesia
Amnesia
8 years ago

As a virgin feminist myself, apparently I have not been exposed to this epidemic of ‘virgin shaming’. In fact, I was under the impression that feminism supported not having sex if you didn’t want to for any reason.

KathleenB
KathleenB
8 years ago

IR: You do know that drilling holes in the skull to relieve pressure on the brain (or for other diagnostic stuff) is actually a perfectly acceptable medical procedure, yes? Not just to relieve headaches, unless the headache is caused by pressure on the brain, but in certain cases it’s a fine and dandy thing to do. By a doctor, of course. If you let your drunk brother in law drill a hole in your skull with his Dremel, you get what’s coming to you.

katz
8 years ago

You can’t just go against the rest of the world and then act all snooty and undignified when we “don’t get it.”

Dude, you’re the one with the Aryan horse. (I’m never letting that die. Ever.)

Bostonian
8 years ago

Well katz, you can only afford an ARYAN horse that is gleaming and opulent if you are Super Rich from making video games.

Xardoz
Xardoz
8 years ago

As a virgin feminist myself, apparently I have not been exposed to this epidemic of ‘virgin shaming’. In fact, I was under the impression that feminism supported not having sex if you didn’t want to for any reason.

Yep, I wish MRAs could understand feminists are on their side here. The Cracked article IRFF linked wasn’t by a feminist, but by some average partriarchy-inured guy who figures that virginity makes you less of a man. Of course, he’s not a foaming-at-the-mouth misogynist like MRAs either. I suppose these traits make him a actual “white knight.”

That’s right IRFF: The idea that you have to have sex or you aren’t a man is PATRIARCHAL. Screw, make babies, send them off to war (if male), or make more babies (if female) is how the patriarchy has worked since ancient Rome and beyond.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Just once, I’d like a troll in here that some reading comprehension. I guess asking for and getting a gleaming, opulent, Aryan horse is more likely to happen.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

^ that has. And just once, I’d like to be able to type.

darksidecat
8 years ago

I don’t see the relevance of a random transphobic sexist article from some random wiki (it’s not even wikipedia level, it’s that weak of a source). Is this just an pathetic attempt to attack me based on my gender and sexuality, or was there meant to be another point by linking that?

On a completely different note I have actually seen footage of brain surgeries done with modified power drills (which were sterilized), in parts of Eastern Europe where a lot of expensive equipment is hard to come by. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1581896/Surgeon-uses-DIY-drill-to-remove-brain-tumour.html (that’s an article discussing it, but the footage does exist). I have this fascination with surgery, and sometimes find it interesting to watch footage of surgery. I considered becoming a surgeon, but had to come to terms realistically with the fact that I could not physically or financially meet the demands of internship or long procedures (medical internships and such are not designed to be easy to survive for any poor student, add in my disabilities, it’s not do-able).

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

The “hole-in-head” argument is silly anyway. Say that craniotomies weren’t ever medically indicated? What the hell would that change?

Birth control would still be an effective and important medication.

katz
8 years ago

David, I demand an opulent gleaming Aryan horse T-shirt.

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

Katz – Um, I wouldn’t wear that shirt in public around people who didn’t know what it meant…

Unless it was just an image of an opulent gleaming Aryan (maybe a cremello?) horse and no caption. That might be kinda awesome.

…I might draw that tomorrow.

Molly Ren
8 years ago

I demand a t-shirt saying, “Getting on birth control is just like getting a hole drilled in your head!”

…wait, what?

Shadow
Shadow
8 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniotomy

Just in case you think all this is a feminist plot to convince you that BC is necessary. Apparently you seeing (or acknowledging) that this whole argument is OT is expecting too much .

Shadow
Shadow
8 years ago

@Hellkell

I have asked for both and received. Truly God is unkind.

Shadow
Shadow
8 years ago

*received neither

It would seem God is much more generous towards me when it comes to irony

katz
8 years ago

Holly–shoot, you’re right. That would be an unfortunate shirt. Can I demand an illustration, at least?

QueQuoi
QueQuoi
8 years ago

First time posting here… I’m sure you all know this, but just wanted to share my excitement that Rush has lost 5 major sponsors to his “show” in the last day.

(safe for work and no triggers)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/02/1070344/-Rush-Limbaugh-losing-advertisers-keep-up-the-good-work-?via=blog_1

*jumps around excitedly and goes back to lurking*

debbaasseerr
8 years ago

“If it wasn’t for that opulent Aryan horse, I would have never finished that video game…”

captainbathrobe
8 years ago

And the Opulent Aryan Horse you rode in on.

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

@Nobinayamu – I was actually referring to a statement that began with insulting me, not some brilliant expose which left me paralyzed by its brilliance. But hey, whatever gets you through the day.

So, let me see if I understand…

You said that taking birth control was a responsible thing to do and, when I pointed out to you that you’d made this fairly reasonable statement, you began tossing about various bits of irrelevant bullshit like drilling holes in skulls and birth control not being “good” just because it’s prescribed.

I see.

And this is supposed to be a defense of your intelligence? Because it still just seems really, I mean really dumb.

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

You talk about your superior feminist intelligence a lot, by the way. Why are feminists here are still virgin shaming knowing full well that antifeminists earn more and people find rich mates more desirable?

I know I’ve established that you’re dumb -dumb as a bag of hair- but I want to help you out here. Me calling you dumb is not the same thing as me talking about my “superior feminist intelligence.” Yes, I’m smarter than you but that isn’t especially hard to be. And I’m sure that there are lots of people who aren’t particularly feminist who are smarter than you too.

Because you’re dumb.

As for your question, you’d need to provide evidence that that the feminists in this discussion have been virgin shaming. And after you’ve done that, with direct quotes mind you, I want you to apply your horse of opulent, Aryan intellect (or whatever the fuck that was you said) and explain something to me:

If antifeminists out earn everyone and people find rich mates more desirable, how is it that David almost always has examples of antifeminists whining about how no one wants to fuck them, and women are all hypergamous bitches?

I mean, if they’ve got all the money then there shouldn’t really be a problem, should there?

debbaasseerr
8 years ago

It’s Equine-ity in Motion
He turned his gleaming long face to me
As white as any Aryan
As opulent as any horse could be
Mmm – he blinded me with ponies
MRA comprehension catastrophe

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

Katz – I’m not drawing it now because I won’t get to sleep if I start now, but I have it all planned out. 🙂

IdeologueReview
8 years ago

Nobinayamu seems to be a sort of reverse life coach. That’s the only reason I can think of for paragraph after paragraph of henpecking about how naughty I am.
Wow, some people have to phone in specially tailored services to get this treatment!

IdeologueReview
8 years ago

Oh yeah, I’m going to go ahead and change the website now before I forget.

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

Nobinayamu seems to be a sort of reverse life coach. That’s the only reason I can think of for paragraph after paragraph of henpecking about how naughty I am.
Wow, some people have to phone in specially tailored services to get this treatment!

Yeah… Once again, this is just dumb. The more you and try and defend the dumb shit you say, the dumber you seem. I wasn’t sure it was possible. Also, I haven’t been henpecking you, or telling you you’re naughty. “Naughty” does not mean “dumb.”

Then again, you are really, really dumb so I can see how you’d make that mistake.

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

I think I know why even MRAs don’t read IR’s blog.

I think he has aspirations of becoming a Reverse Manboobz, showcasing terrifying feminist quotes, but it just ends up as “completely random feminist quotes.” I think even other MRAs don’t really know what to make of it.

Grandiosity aside, are they going to start revoking educations or something? The only way those successful happy people they hate so much are going to get banged down to their level is if the economy suddenly needs perpetual victims more than it needs employees.

I’m a college grad working on my second degree while working. I’m also a feminist.

If your head’s about to explode, please step outside; I just cleaned the carpets.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

FF is definitely aiming for reverse Manboobz. It’s not working partly because he doesn’t have a good sense of how to quote mine, and partly because most MRAs don’t have enough of a sense of humor to make a website based on mockery appealing to them.

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

The irony of an MRA calling other people “perpetual victims” is goddamn hilarious, by the way.

katz
8 years ago

FF is definitely aiming for reverse Manboobz. It’s not working partly because he doesn’t have a good sense of how to quote mine, and partly because most MRAs don’t have enough of a sense of humor to make a website based on mockery appealing to them.

And partly because feminism isn’t entirely composed of paranoid, incoherent douchebags.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Also partly because he writes so poorly that even the guys who want to agree with him in principle give up trying to figure out what he’s saying halfway through.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

PS – I still want to know what the whole opulent Aryan horse thing was all about.

cloudiah
cloudiah
8 years ago

Aryan horse:
http://tinypic.com/r/10xvpe8/5

Now, gotta go sleep.

ScrappyB
ScrappyB
8 years ago

This reminds me of a joke I heard back in the 90s.

What’s the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenburg? One is a flaming Nazi gasbag, and the other was a blimp.

darksidecat
8 years ago

Oh boy, this “religion is a woman-hating conspiracy” shit again. A bit of me thought that the whole religious leader conspiracy theory was some attempt to bait me. Silly me, even setting the bar low to begin with.

I still want to fucking know what was up with that link, factfinder. Was it meant to be a transphobic attack? I’d like you to explain what the fuck you were doing there.

Bostonian
8 years ago

I’m pretty sure IR baboon does not actually read the links he posts, he may skim the title and first sentence, maybe.

Coherence does not seem to be something he can do, at all.

Bostonian
8 years ago

I am now completely certain the reason he post here is to get someone, anyone to read his blog.

Lauralot
8 years ago

So Romney has officially stated, in response to Limbaugh’s rant: “It’s not the language I would have used.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-responds-limbaugh-controversey-20120302,0,6947896.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fpolitics+%28L.A.+Times+-+Politics%29

In other words, “Of course she’s a slut but we’re not saying slut.”

BoggiDWurms
BoggiDWurms
8 years ago

I think we all know what kind of person Rush Limbaugh is. Take it away Carlin!

I rest my case.

katz
8 years ago

IR/FF doesn’t read his own links because he doesn’t understand that language might be used to communicate and therefore the pages might in fact have content or meaning.

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

“It’s not the language I would have used,” Romney replied. “I’m focusing on the issues that I think are significant in the country today, and that’s why I’m here talking about jobs in Ohio.”

Translation: I’m afraid or unwilling to actually disagree with this quote, no matter how cartoonishly horrible it is. Hey, look over there!

Romney’s chief rival, Rick Santorum, distanced himself from Limbaugh’s remarks during an interview Friday with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer: “He’s being absurd. But that’s, you know–an entertainer can be absurd.”

Translation: Words don’t mean anything any more. If you’re “an entertainer” you can say literally anything and anyone who thinks about the meaning of your words is just a no-funsiepants.

The former Pennsylvania senator went on to say that he was most concerned that Obama was “imposing his values on the people.”

Translation: Hey, look over there! Also, being able to choose whether to use birth control or not is a terribly tyrannical imposition.

captainbathrobe
8 years ago

Wow…just visited IR’s blog. It’s just…really, really sad. I’m imagining someone sitting alone in a dark room muttering about how he’ll show them all some day–just you wait!

He does seem to have a thing about Cassandra, though. Lucky lady!

Lauralot
8 years ago

I haven’t seen a site that lonely and sad since the Buffy message board that was nothing but the site’s creator responding to him/herself for hours and hours on end.

David K. Meller
David K. Meller
8 years ago

I knew that Rush Limburger was sometimes odd, even when he was speaking as a shill for the Stupid Party, but his demand for videos for us to watch feminist modern women have sex (YECCH) is just too much! Many, perhaps most, feminists are lezzies, and thus contraceptive questions don’t enter into it, and the ones who are normally hetero are likely to be so unfeminine, revolting, and just plain man-hating that you would do better with a fantasy doll/ figurine/ picture collection, preferably showing women as they once were and should be.

Watching feminists having (hetero) sex? That is weird, even for you, Mr. Limberger! Go back to your support for Santorum or Gingrich,push for G.’s moon colonization or for war with Iran, and then call us Ron Paul supporters “crazy”!

nwoslave
8 years ago

Late breaking news in a world run by women, aka feminists, a world gone mad!
http://www.news.com.au/national/abortion-outrage-mums-should-be-allowed-to-terminate-newborns-say-australian-academics/story-e6frfkvr-1226286841396

It seems women just ain’t happy with slaughtering the unborn. Now they want to kill newborns as well. Let’s be honest here, even the vilest man who ever walked the earth knew it was wrong to kill newborns. He might have even done it but he knew it was wrong. Fast forward to modern day women and they don’t even “feel” it’s wrong. I wonder who could’ve predicted this would happen? Oh yeah, me!
—————–
And here’s an article where women are outraged at an advert of a father bottle feeding his own child.
http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/see-controversial-photo-dad-bottle-feeding-baby-does-155510760.html

Women were so outraged at the sight of a man loving and caring for his own child they rallied and actually had the ad pulled. Isn’t it strange how all the moral, spiritual and good gender, (women) or so were told every minute of every day, constantly claim they want men to share in child rearing? Yet when a father is shown feeding a child, women shriek in horror at the mere sight of a man having anything to do with his own child.
—————-
And here we have law on whose to blame when both a boy and girl are underage and engage in sexual activity.
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/courts/boy-facing-sex-trial-as-court-upholds-romeo-and-juliet-law-3030524.html

An exerpt
“He was charged with having underage sex with the girl under the Sexual Offences Act 2006.

Section five of this act states that a girl under the age of 17 will not be guilty of an offence by reason only of her engaging in an act of sexual intercourse.”

It seems, by law, girls are blameless. It’s always the fault of the bad gender, (man/boy).
—————
Feminism is quite the religion. I mean you do derive all your, (haha), morals from feminism. It is your faith. I’m curious? How is it that the good gender, which claims it has no power, seems to have all the power? Or is that patriarchy at work? More feminism is the answer I presume?
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You can print this or not, Dave. It’s your show. I mean, I am the bad man, born to the bad gender. Of course I can take solace in the fact I’m not part of the gender where 1 in 3 members of that gender have slaughtered unborn children. Or are trying to slaughter born children as well. Or who shudder in revulsion at the sight of a father loving and caring for his own child. Or who have laws relieving them of responsiblity for their sexual action if they’re underage.

And of course thats just a little tidbit of this weeks news in a feminist world. Now that I think about it, it’s pretty sweet being a mook. In a world where the good gender, (women), are portrayed as infallible goddesses. And the bad gender, (men), are portrayed as demons. I feel pretty good about myself knowing I’m not the good gender.

Lauralot
8 years ago

…Two comments on the whole thing and one of them is from himself. Wow.

Shadow
Shadow
8 years ago

…Two comments on the whole thing and one of them is from himself. Wow.

Isn’t the other one David?