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The 13 Worst Sexist Comments Rush Limbaugh Made About Sandra Fluke


Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks during a news conference at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu on Jan. 1..

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In just the past day, conservative radio pundit Rush Limbaugh has dramatically increased his verbal attacks on Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, criticizing her for testifying at a hearing on women’s health held by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in support of President Obama’s religious accommodation on mandatory contraceptive coverage.

Using every misogynistic trick in the book, Limbaugh slut-shames, infantilizes, criminalizes, and bullies Fluke and, in turn, all women.

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The lowlights below, via Media Matters:

Fluke responded to Limbaugh’s attacks with a statement on Thursday:

We are fortunate to live in a democracy where everyone is entitled to their own opinions regarding legitimate policy differences.  Unfortunately, numerous commentators have gone far beyond the acceptable bounds of civil discourse.

No woman deserves to be disrespected in this manner. This language is an attack on all women, and has been used throughout history to silence our voices.

The millions of American women who have and will continue to speak out in support of women's health care and access to contraception prove that we will not be silenced.

During Fluke’s testimony, she shared a story about one of her friends who had ovarian cysts and needed contraceptive to control them. However, birth control wasn’t covered through her school’s insurance.

Don’t let Rush Limbaugh get away with attacking Fluke and all American women. Stand with Sandra Fluke Today.

Naima Ramos-Chapman is an associate editor at Campus Progress.

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