Obama Calls Sandra Fluke After Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Slut’ Comments


Imagine picking up the phone and hearing President Obama’s voice. Well that is exactly what happened to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law school student at the heart of the debate over the contraception law. Obama placed a call thanking her for speaking out on the issue. Sexist rhetoric is definitely rampant in this country and something must be done.

The call came a day after conservative talk radio bigot host Rush Limbaugh demanded that Fluke release tapes of her having sex in exchange for the contraception that she argued should be covered by employers. Somehow asking for contraceptive is a crime nowadays. The battle women face with contraceptives is getting steadily growing fast gaining much media attention from downright examples like this.

Limbaugh’s comments:

What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps.

Do they not have condoms? Why don’t these women go ask the men to buy them contraception?… Where are the guys that these women at Georgetown Law are having sex with? Where’s their responsibility?… Are we supposed to believe that it’s impossible to find free condoms in Washington?

Why go before a congressional committee and demand that all of us — because they want to have sex any time, as many times and as often as they want, with as many partners as they want — should pay for it?

According to sources, Fluke was set to go on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports when the president called her. She took the call while waiting in the green room.

After the news broke about Fluke receiving the call, Press Secretary Jay Carnery came out with the reasons why she received the call.  Carney said Obama felt “the kinds of personal attacks that have been directed her way have been inappropriate.”

Contraception Controversy Continues: Meet Sandra Fluke via ABC News
So Much Sex! Rush Limbaugh and the Sluts of Georgetown University via xoJane
Sandra Fluke Receives Call From Obama After Rush Limbaugh ‘Slut’ Comments via Huffington Post

  • KEiTH_ANDRE

    Good Stuff! There’s definitely an interesting argument here…