Use My Voice

Speaking up about the issues I can't get out of my head or heart.

If you are going to be mean at least get your facts straight

on March 3, 2012

There are so many things that I would like to say to Rush Limbaugh if I had the chance it’s really hard to know what I would say first. I think I would ask him why he likes to be mean (I’ve never understood that in people). I would like to tell him that I actually really do feel very sorry for him. Anyone that angry has to be very unhappy. I would like to ask him to stop his show because all it does is breed hate. However, after this week the thing I would like to say to Mr. Limbaugh the most is, “Get your facts straight!” . If you are going to be a mean sexist bully at least be one with correct information if not sit down and shut up.

Mr. Limbaugh has spent most of him time on radio this week attacking a young woman who testified before congress about the need for access to hormonal contraception  (birth control pills). The woman (Sandra Fluke) is a law  student at Georgetown University. She testified about how expensive contraception can be and why women need it. She told about a friend who had severe endometriosis. Birth control pills help to control the symptoms of endometriosis. Her friend ended up losing her ovary because of this. Sandra Fluke was trying to explain how companies (or colleges that offer health insurance to its students) need to make this available to their employees and students.

What has she gotten in return? She’s been called a slut, a prostitute, been told her family should not be proud of her, and told she should have to post sex videos on-line. Wow, this is who conservatives listen to? The party of family values? Sorry, that’s actually not what my post is about but I’m still having a hard time with that one.

My post is actually about Rush’s inability to get his facts straight. He keeps say that Ms. Fluke and the rest of us “feminazis” want the tax payers to pay for this. This is not true. She (and most of the rest of the women in this country) are just asking that birth control pills be covered under health insurance plans. At no point has it been asked that the tax payers pay for it.  The other fact that he can’t get straight is how birth control pills work. I (again like most women in this country) was on birth control pill for many years. Birth control is very simple you take it once a day regardless if you plan to have sex or not. Even if you plan on having sex more than once that day you still only take one pill. Rush keeps saying that Ms. Fluke and her friends are “having so much sex that they can’t afford their birth control”. Not how it works Rush.

So, it’s America and we all have the right to use our voice however we want. Rush gets to use his voice to be a factually incorrect sexist bully. I  get to use my voice to ask him to stop. ( I also get to use my money voice to tell his sponsors I won’t be buying form them.) I would like to ask Mr. Limbaugh if he is going to use his voice to pleases at least get his fact straight when he does it.

 

 

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