Wednesday, March 07, 2012

From the desk of a former slut and prostitute...





If I write a post about Rush Limbaugh will I still be able to keep my dignity and engage in civil discourse?

The answer to that would be no.

Guess I'll go load my dishwasher.

6 comments:

  1. Yeah. I was pretty offended when I saw how he responded to Sandra Fluke's testimony. So much so that I signed an online petition calling for his advertisers to pull their financial support.

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  2. how are there 4 women in this world that agreed to marry this douche?? at least 3 of them were smart enough to realize their brain fart and got out!

    he needs to be pushed into a lions cage at feeding time, although he might be too bitter for them!

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  3. The way I see it, Sandra Fluke ridiculously exaggerated the cumulative cost of birth control over what I assume would normally be three years. I can't imagine anybody paying that much. When I had to pay out of pocket for the pill, it was $30 a month. A 48 count of Trojan condoms is $16 on Amazon. My IUD, which will last 4 years, was about $400. So Sandra lost credibility with me. Rush would have lost credibility (had he had any to begin with) for jumping to the conclusion that wanting to have safe sex equals wanting to be paid to have sex. That assertion is so ridiculous it is hardly worthy of response. Most of all, it's ridiculous of insurance companies to prefer to pay for a labor and delivery and prenatal care as opposed to paying for contraceptives. Is there a bill in our future that would deny prenatal care and a hospital stay to women who conceive out of wedlock? Knock on wood. I wouldn't want to put any ideas into the heads of our conservative legislators. I think that, as a 3rd year law student, Fluke would have been wiser to compare and contrast the cost of prenatal care plus labor and delivery for insurance companies than to try to inflate the cost of contraceptive. While she might not be a slut, she is, perhaps, a bad comparison shopper or maybe lacking in her litigation skillz. Not that I have great litigation skillz. I've honed mine mostly from watching television. But I doubt that Jack McCoy or Denny Crane or "The Biscuit" would have framed their argument that way. Then again, none of them had a uterus. So maybe a bad comparison.

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  4. Can't you get condoms for free at public health offices?

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  5. The cost of contraceptives varies depending on the contraceptive and where you buy them. From my local clinic? $70-$75 a month. At PP, where I ended up driving 120 miles to, $75 for a three month supply. That does not include the costs of gynecological care associated with being prescribed hormonal birth control. Every time I was prescribed a new method, except for once when I went from Nuvaring to the minipill, I had a pelvic exam and a pap schmear.

    You can get free condoms many places...that's if you want to rely on them for your birth control method and if you have transportation to those places. I got pregnant at 18 using a condom. We always did. But then, we had no access to anonymous hormonal contraceptives at the time. It was not evident to either of us that the condom had failed. My take on it is that with a condom there are two people that can be blamed for user error and with the pill, just one. It's recommended that people use back up pills with a condom anyhow. Extra safe.

    ...and then I find condoms terribly irritating. They chafe even with a lot of lube. I know I have a mild latex allergy. Sheepskin wasn't kind of my lady parts either.

    I am so angry about the anti woman sentiments lately. Not just contraceptives, abortion, sex education and drug testing for welfare mothers but for the notion that if a woman makes the choice to have sex that she should pay by not avoiding every consequence of that sin. Piling on morality. God, it pisses me off.

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  6. I think a good part of Ms. Fluke's argument was that a friend needed the pill for hormone balance issues and not necessarily related to birth control. They are used in that way, too.

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