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Rush Limbaugh Loses Sponsors Over Law Student Insults, Mom Tries to Show Daughter Limbaugh's Message Is Wrong

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16-year-old called 'slut' for taking birth control pills.

The war on women’s reproductive rights continues! In case you missed it, Rush Limbaugh apologized over the weekend for the sexist rant he aimed at Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke last week. Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she testified at a Democratic forum in Washington that she believes birth control should be covered by health insurance at religious institutions. As a result of his gaffe, Limbaugh has lost seven sponsors and there are several petitions circulating online calling for his dismissal from the airwaves. Fluke appeared on The View this morning and told the hosts that Limbaugh’s apology doesn’t change her opinion of him, “Especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors, who have begun to pull their support from the show.” According to Fluke, Limbaugh insulted her and the women of Georgetown University “over 53 times” on his show.

Limbaugh isn’t the only public figure who has taken aim at female Georgetown students recently. Actress Patricia Heaton was also caught spewing ugly words toward “G-Town Gals” on Twitter, which she later removed. Blogger Angry Black Lady took a screen shot of Heaton’s Twitter feed before the comments were retracted. They include taunts like, “Hey G-Town: stop buying toothpaste, soap and shampoo! You’ll save money, and no one will want to sleep with you!” and “Hey G-Town Gal! If your parents have to pay for your birth control, maybe they should get a say in who u sleep with! Instant birth control!”

And on DailyKos, Beantown Mom writes about how she spent the weekend trying to convince her 16-year-old daughter – who takes birth control pills for menorrhagia and secondary dysmenorrhea – that she’s not a slut “like that guy on the radio” says she is.

Beantown Mom writes, “My 16-year-old daughter came home from school on Friday in tears and has been in a state of utter despair since. She was told, in no uncertain terms, that she is a slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school!” Apparently Beantown Girl’s classmates were told by their mothers (no big surprise) that this was the case, thanks to Limbaugh and his ability to “tell it like it is.”

Beantown Mom details her daughter’s 8-9 day periods and raging PMS as a means of explaining why she chose to put her daughter on birth control, but, she asserts, even if her daughter were using the pill for pregnancy prevention, “so what?!?!” Unfortunately, Beantown Girl’s classmates and their mothers don’t see it that way; the 16-year-old was handed a note in school that reads:

Little miss innocent, huh? Whatever slut- you take birth control pills so you can f*&# every guy in school! What a joke- u are nothin but a whore! Pretty bad when some guy on the radio who isn’t afraid to tell the truth has to break it down for everybody- if u on the Pill u are nothing but a skank ass ho! My mom said girls on the pill are tramps who just wanna get laid and don’t care about nothin- is that how u are?

You can read the entire account here. Beantown Mom notes that the girls making fun of her daughter may have been informed about the fact that her daughter was taking birth control as the result of a recent band trip when a parent was charged with handing out students’ medication each day. She says, “The doctor was a parent that agreed to go on the trip and be responsible for the medications. I don’t know what blame to assign to him, if any, but that was the role he played.” So there’s more than one issue at play here: the Rush Limbaugh-based bullying and the violation of this child’s privacy rights. Beantown Mom says she has no plans to sue the school.

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