POST: Flukes and Sluts

Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke argued before a congressional committee that the insurance provided to her by Georgetown (a Catholic institution) should cover the cost of contraception . . . and, furthermore, that the government should mandate that it does. In response, Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut”—provoking howls of outrage from liberals. Limbaugh’s remark is indeed offensive. Not because of the language--where was the howling when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a "dumb twat"?--but because of the logic. How does the desire to have your contraceptive costs covered by insurance equate--as Limbaugh claims it does--to the desire to be paid for sex? Go ahead and fault Limbaugh for his reasoning. But spare me the self-righteous indignation over the language.