Remember Sandra Fluke? She’s the former Girl Scout and recent Georgetown University law grad who Rush Limbaugh branded “a slut” and “a prostitute” earlier this year after she dared speak out in favor of healthcare coverage for birth control at Catholic employers such as Georgetown.
She’s coming to Hollins University Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. for an event that’s open to the public.
From the Hollins U website:
Fluke will take part in a conversation on civil discourse with Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Jill Weber beginning at 8 p.m. in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center’s Niederer Auditorium. Admission is free.
Fluke testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in February on the need to provide access to contraception. Since that time she has spoken about this and other issues of concern to women and young people across news outlets.
Recall, Fluke had sought to testify about the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But Chair Darrell Issa, R-Calif., rejected her.
She later testified before a Democrats-only committee, and Limbaugh shortly afterward teed off her her remarks and branded her a “a slut” and a “prostitute.”
“She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps,” Limbaugh said. He kept it up all week, but after scores of advertisers dropped his show he issued a belated and weak apology. By the way, it was a lie that Fluke was demanding to be paid for having sex.
In one sense, Sandra Fluke was indirectly responsible for one of the most popular posts ever on this blog, The official time line of Rush Limbaugh in decline.