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What Do You Call a Woman Who Is So ‘Sexually Active’ That She Needs More Contraception Than She Can Afford? UPDATE: Is Sandra Fluke a Fraud?

Posted on | March 2, 2012 | 101 Comments

Apparently, the old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon word “slut” won’t do:

Speaker John Boehner on Friday denounced radio host Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” remarks aimed at Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke, but the Ohio Republican also jabbed at Democrats who have been fundraising off the fracas.
“The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in an e-mail Friday morning.

In a predictable MMFA-led tactic, the Left has gone after Limbaugh’s advertisers. Limbaugh is amazed by the ridiculous uproar:

What has happened to our country where law students have to buy their own contraceptives? What has happened to us, folks? What have we done with our hearts? How did we become so cruel?
How did we become so heartless? Require each other to pay for the contraceptives of the women law students at Georgetown? Sandra Fluke reported to Pelosi: “It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations. ‘Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school,’ Fluke told the hearing. …” That’s a thousand dollars a year of sex — and, she wants us to pay for it. Now, what does that make her? She wants us to buy her sex. She wants us to pay for her sex, and she went to a congressional committee to close the sale.

Michelle Malkin writes:

The language Rush used is completely unacceptable…except when it’s used against the likes of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, myself, and every other prominent female conservative in public life, of course.

Let us be clear: Words have meanings. To call a woman a “slut” is to say that she is promiscuous — easy, a pushover, loose, “Runaround Sue” — whatever synonym you choose.

The pejorative intent of the word “slut” or any other such term is to express a disapproval of vice, because virtue loses some of its prestige if vice goes uncondemned. We praise and encourage honesty by our condemnation of liars, just as a high regard for courage requires us to scorn cowardice.

We cannot esteem loyalty without also denouncing two-faced backstabbing crapweasels. But why bring John McCain into this?

If we remove “slut” from our discourse, we thereby discard half the reward of chastity, namely the superiority of prestige that the virtuous woman should rightly enjoy in comparison to those who are less virtuous. And, I must hasten to add, we also degrade our discourse if we misuse “slut” as an ugly synonym for “woman I don’t like,” as the Left uses the word against conservative women who have never done anything to deserve a reputation for promiscuity.

The degradation of language is one of the weapons of totalitarianism. During the 1930s, epithets like “saboteur” and “parasite” were used by Stalin and his henchmen to vilify people in the Soviet Union whose only real crime was to have been suspected of posing a threat to Stalin’s supremacy. Nowadays, labels like “racist” and “homophobe” are applied with similar purpose by the Left in America, and this degradation of language in the age of Political Correctness (a phenomenon also known as Cultural Marxism) ought to alarm us, as a warning signal of an encroaching totalitarian ethos in our society.

The Left has substituted the clinical-sounding term “sexually active” for more value-laden terms used to describe promiscuity, because the Left is actively seeking to destroy the system of traditional moral values that condemns sex outside marriage. And while pretending that they have no such intent, the Democrats are exploiting the phony “War on Contraception” meme they’ve created for purely partisan political purposes.

We can laugh at the hysteria — “Republicans are coming to steal your ladyparts!” — but we cannot ignore the fact that the Left is engaged in a Culture War offensive with potentially serious consequences.

UPDATE: Jammie Wearing Fool finds evidence that Sandra Fluke, who was presented as a 23-year-old “coed,” is in fact 30 years old. She is an experienced left-wing activist, past president of “Law Students for Reproductive Justice” (!!!) and evidently enrolled at Georgetown University Law School with the specific purpose of challenging the Catholic university’s policy of denying insurance coverage for contraception.

So apparently, this was all a phony political stunt. It’s a good thing Sandra Fluke didn’t dress up like a hooker and use a hidden camera, or she might have been denounced by Rolling Stone.

UPDATE II: It is important to keep in mind that this controversy involves a genuine public policy dispute, namely the attempt by Democrats to use ObamaCare to impose universal, mandatory, no-deductible, no-co-pay contraceptive coverage on private insurers — and to demonize any opponent as a misogynistic theocrat who would ban contraception. We must keep this in mind, I say, as headlines indicate that “SlutGate” is rapidly becoming an idiotic media carnival sideshow:

Obama in personal phone call to Sandra Fluke:
Your parents should be proud

Hot Air

Carly Fiorina: Limbaugh ‘insulting’

Second Advertiser Pulls Out From Limbaugh 
Think Progress

The purpose of the carnival sideshow is to distract you from what is really at issue, by focusing your attention on scapegoats and  inflammatory appeals to emotional triggers.


  • Dicentra spectabilis

    I’m a lot older than Sandra Fluke, but I would not even look at a man who could use the word “slut” or “whore” or “prostitute” to describe a woman who likes and enjoys having sex (is that less “clinical” for you?) — much less marry one.

    Oh, stop it with the straw man. The age-old myth that “good girls don’t like it” doesn’t play on either the right or the left anymore.

    A slut is a woman who spreads her legs for all comers, not a woman who digs orgasm. A slut is indiscrimiate, promiscuous, and cheap.

    She’s also probably deeply damaged emotionally, either she’s consumed by profound self-hatred or she’s a sociopath. I’m guessing that a woman who enrolls at a Catholic university for the express purpose of derailing their moral standards is the latter.

  • AngelaTC

    I’d actually call them whores.  They’re charging us for it.

  • ThePaganTemple

    I would be grateful to you if you would address the topic. Why should taxpayers pay for anybody’s contraceptive needs? Bear in mind, I don’t necessarily agree with the majority opinion here. To my way of thinking, anytime a leftist is prevented from conceiving, or is encouraged to abort one of their fucking spawn, as far as I’m concerned that’s money well spent. It’s just the idea of government coercion that I have a problem with.

    Having said that, if you do find yourself or your significant other pregnant, please, by all means, walk, do not run, to your nearest motherfucking Planned Parenthood, dirtbag.

  • AngelaTC

    Who is probably a lesbian.

  • rosalie

    Speaking of “credibility”, why is anyone defending Fluke when she is lying to Congress about her age and who she is? 

  • Edward

    Do I really need to remind you that Bush spent 8 years being above the fray and not responding in kind.

    And the result of that is that there is a very distorted view of his Presidency with an enormous amount of political damage done not only to him but to many conservatives and Republicans.

    You can be a dignified punching bag or victorious fighter.  Your choice.

  • Zach van draden

     If you say so, but the whole problem with the Palin thing began with John McCain’s laissez-faire  manner of screening Palin for the second highest office in the land. That is where it started, we didn’t know anything more about her either, but neither did McCain, that was indeed troubling and on it’s face we thought it was appallingly careless for a very old man with terrible injuries from war taking such a potentially risky leap of faith with our Nation’s security, and we viewed that to be hypocritical as viewed through the lens of the “(R)ight” who maintains a view of itself as the Party  strong military with philosophical bent toward strong security…
    The Bristol Palin thing is in every sense ridiculous since the left doesn’t care one whit in the end who gets pregnant, who does who, or any of that more natural behavior. Again, (and I am certain that people crossed the line of decency and civility-making their case) the (R)ight by definition is the Party philosophically opposed to premarital relations and as (C)onservative’s would not promote such a lifestyle, but in this case the tact taken by Palin was to run her obviously pregnant daughter right out in front for everyone to see at the Republican National Convention as a proud future Grandma, and happily the (R)ight embraced the pregnant daughter and made to feel like the normal natural human being that she is. Well, the action of feeling “proud as a Grandma” in this situation is reversed in that this would be something a proud Liberal would typically take and make a big deal of publically… And so, here we are today back to this attitude expected by the (L)eft usually demonsrated by the *(R)ight that is an extreme example of the nasty hypocrisy this time by the titular head of the Republican Party, Rush Limbagh, using Sexual innuendo and words in a negative manner to illustrate the larger point, and it is the Left’s view that it is hypocritical to embrace Palin’s irresponsible pregnant daughter in public view with love and acceptance on the one hand, then to condemn a young responsible woman advocating responsible contraception as being some kind of promiscuous slut on the other hand…*

  • Edward

    That really is the best you’ve got?

    You bore me.

  • Edward

     Nobody on the left cared when it was you lefties calling conservative women “sluts” and “whores”.

    Ahh but now it’s back to that whole “civil discourse” bullshit again isn’t it?

  • richard mcenroe

    Technically, I think a woman who expects someone to pay for her sexual activities with other people is not a slut, per se.  I think the correct term is “middle aged bachelor’s stripper ‘girlfriend.'”

  • Zach van draden

     Well, the taxpayer’s aren’t paying for contraceptives in this debate.. The Insurance companies are, and they are TOO HAPPY to pickup the cost for contraceptives in light of  the astronomical costs associated with pregnancy. This is not an argument Republican men are going to win.. Your own wives take the pill, and visit the gynecologist this isn’t a discussion about a box of condoms in the drugstore checkout line this is an issue women are very aware of and they VOTE. In the last Presidential election cycle women exceeded men by 10, 000, 000 at the polls… And besides, if you have a woman you should be happy  the insurance carrier is covering your wife’s contraceptive needs those things (The Pill) cost between $25-$60 per month…

  • Zach van draden

     Wait until you are married and you have a couple of kid’s you won’t be so quick to make ridiculous immature remarks. A birth control script runs about $50 to $60 dollars every month.

  • Zach van draden

     It takes one to know one I always say. And when you grow up and are on the pill you will be all too happy for the Insurance carrier to pick up the cost (as they are in the current debate NOT taxpayers) at $50 to $60 per month..

  • richard mcenroe

     Remind me when Bristol Palin tried to go before Congress and present us with a bill for her pregnancy.

  • DaveO

    The POTUS had the choice of either destroying the Roman Catholic Church, or practicing Jewish institutions. Both represent solid blocs that regularly vote for Dems regardless of the policy. Considering that Obama has taken some heat for his anti-zionism, the RC Church is the most politically palatable organization to take over.

    First they came for the Protestants, and everone said F–k Falwell; as they slaughtered black Americans in the name of Woman’s Choice. Now they’ve come for the Catholics in the name of contraception. Now that the Catholics are gone, there’s two religions left; and, the Muslims won’t go quietly.

  • SDN

     I’d treat it as an opportunity, personally.

  • SDN

     I am married…. and I waited until I could afford it. If you can’t afford $60 a month you might want to rethink the whole moving out of mama’s basement deal.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Stacy: And the arguments Pandragon and van draden are using are exactly the same as the Left has been vomiting since Lenin.

  • Quartermaster

    The left’s trolls are out in strength tonight. It’s kinda funny, the left wants examples of the outrages they perpetrate, when you have the audacity to remind them of them, but then lash out at anything that comes up.

    As far as I’m concerned, they can wipe their own noses, or run home and let mommy do it. I’m fresh out of lotion soft Puffs, or sympathy for their intentional ignorance.

  • Bob Belvedere


  • Bob Belvedere

    Good observation.

  • Zach van draden

     I think you are lost, I believe must be looking for a cold, wet dark room with only one way in, and no way out…

  • Zach van draden

     You don’t even know the facts surrounding this issue….

  • ThePaganTemple

     Those are all good, valid points, but where the line is crossed is where insurance companies are forced to offer contraceptives by government mandate. If they are so eager to offer them there should be no need of coercion.

  • richard mcenroe

     Ooh!  Ooh!  Here’s some! Here’s some!

  • Garym

    Bullshit! With insurance my wife and I have payed as little as $4.00 a month for the pill. This argument is about your president usurping the 1st amendment of the constitution, to demagogue a non issue so he can shore up his base of lemmings. This is also about covering up an creating a non issue to cover for his horrible record.

  • Garym

    Read my post up above dipshit.

  • Garym

    Don’t they kind of remind you of the Muslim ragers?

  • Christy Waters

    Let’s not forget that it’s the woman who says “GO”, so SHE is the one in control of whether or not the act takes place (unless HE wants to be charged with rape), therefore SHE is also in control of her own reputation. I say, “If the shoe fits…”

    As for the taxpayer-funded fuck, if Sandra Fluke can’t pay to play, then she needs to stick to “electric sex” or keep her damn legs together.

  • Edward

     It’s rather amusing in a way.  Like a full court press trying to shout down any opposition so that only their voices remain.

    Doesn’t work though because the history of leftist incivility is there for anybody to see in the archives of thousands of blogs and webpages.  So all they’re left with is shouting and claiming that any evidence presented is no evidence at all.

    Personally none of that irks me all that much.  It’s like the yapping of a small dog.  What does irritate me is that so many conservative “pundits” just simply and completely suck ass at responding to this “slut” nonsense.

  • DaveO

    I thought the responses were:

    Sandra Fluke-“The State must pay for a little fuck!”

    Carly Fiorina-“I lost to a moonbeam”

    John Boehner-“Irresponsible Teabagger”

  • Zach van draden

     Your Language/Totalitarianism remark, re; words have meaning? Making a hyperbolic Global accusation about the Side you disagree with does nothing to support your position on our Language, you play right into that thought process.

  • ThePaganTemple

     No, that was a different horny little midget, the one that asked “What’s the going rate for a little fuck?”

  • ThePaganTemple

     RINOs would naturally be offended at anybody being called a slut. After all, a slut will screw almost anybody, and you don’t really even have to pay them. All you have to do is pretend you like them.

  • Spad13

    At the point she looks like your mom. 

  • Mark J Dietl

     I thought leftest took being a slut as a badge of honor.

  • Mark J Dietl

     This is on weak troll.  Would not last five minutes over at the HQ.

  • robertstacymccain

    If you want to really piss off a liberal, all that is necessary is to accurately describe their tactics and motives. Truth is to liberalism what garlic is to vampires.

  • robertstacymccain

    “Pseudo-intellectual”? This suggests a pretense of some kind, but in what sense am I pretending anything here? All I have done is to attempt a description of the motives and methods of those who are ginning up this ridiculous “controversy.” If that is pseudo-intellectualism, Ye Who Hides Behind a Pseudonym, please tell me what real intellectualism might have to say on the subject?

  • Garym

    Thats why they hated Brietbart so much, he was truthful and effective.

  • ThePaganTemple

     Plus he didn’t pull any punches or sugarcoat anything, just told it like it was, chips fallen where they may. He may not have cursed them with obscenities like I do, but he sure never pretended they were worthy of respect or understanding, and damn sure didn’t try to imagine they had any kind of good intentions. Just the straight, unvarnished truth.

  • SVT

    Years ago, when my 12 year old son was participating in YMCA Youth in Government, one of the other participants introduced a mock bill under which the government would pay for all pet care, including veterinary services.  During debate, her response to those oppsoing the bill was, “Well, if you had a sick pet, you’d want the government to pay for it so it wouldn’t die!”  The bill was easily defeated, because the 12 and 13 year old “legislators” understood that the fact that somebody wants something does not justfiy forcing others to pay for it through a government program.

    They just weren’t as grown up as you are.  

  • alanhenderson

    I do not want to hear ANYONE who can afford a Georgetown education complain about the cost of contraceptives.

  • angelaisms

    Awww, your projected fantasy version of me is cute.

    But for the record, I am 29 years old, married, and a mother of one (so far). I proved to have a proclivity toward blood clots after I was hit by a car at age 19, so hormonal birth control, in any form, is literally a life-threatening proposition for me.

    Also, my contraceptives bill for my 3.5 years of college was exactly $0. Turns out birth control is easy if you keep your legs shut. Although I distinctly remember a visit to the county health department before I got married at age 23 (I figured a once-over of my more feminine parts was prolly in order, and I was broke to the point that food was a luxury), and every nurse I encountered (3 total) asked me if I needed birth control pills. Literally, the only thing that shut them up about it was telling them about the aforementioned blood clot.

    So no, I don’t think I’d have a problem acquiring them if needed.

  • Ethel

    heh – this reminded me when I was in the ER with my hubby a few years ago with stomach pains and the doc asked if he had multiple sex partners – without missing a beat he replies, “My wife won’t let me.” The only answer he could give I suppose with me standing there hands on hips. Funny what can give you gallstones.

  • ThePaganTemple

     Nobody gives a crap about our “dignity” and we lose credibility every time we’re perceived as backing down from the Left.

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  • richard mcenroe

     She’s not affording it, we are.  The state is paying for her education.

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