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Slut-ese Continues…

We’re not the only ones who get called sluts for presenting ideas and opinions.

TWT‘s Paige Winfield Cunningham reports today that Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke was “stunned” when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a “prostitute” earlier in the week for daring to think that health care plans ought to cover her contraceptive costs.

Excerpts:

Because the Jesuit university won’t pay for contraception in student health plans, Ms. Fluke said she had to pay as much as $1,000 a year out-of-pocket and said she has friends with ovarian cysts who encountered serious complications because they couldn’t afford to buy birth control pills.

From Rush…“So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal,” he said. “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives — and thus pay for you to have sex — we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

Fluke spoke to MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on the matter. She appeared on his program to share her reaction about the incident. She said she was “stunned, but then very quickly outraged.” On the outpouring of support she’s received, Fluke told Schultz “[I’m] not going to be silenced by this.” Watch here. She also told the network’s Andrea Mitchell about her phone call with President Obama. She said he “encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women. And what was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud, and that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. So I just appreciated that very much.”

All of this, of course, brings back fond memories of Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.”

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