7 Expert Opinions On Rush Limbaugh's "Slut" Comments

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Sandra Fluke
You know the story: Sandra Fluke spoke out in favor of insured birth control, and got slut-shamed.

5. Free Contraception: 1 Step Forward Or Fluke In Freedom?, Charly Emery: "With so many experts and critics caught up in castigating the original round of criticism, are we missing the most crucial contradiction contained in Sandra's request? Is the call for complimentary birth control from a liberated, reproductive rights activist a step forward for women or a foul 'Fluke' in female empowerment?"

6. Thank You, Rush Limbaugh!, Shoshana Bennett: "It's great that Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute! By saying what he did, this misogynistic ignoramus inadvertently launched public awareness on this important issue like never before."

7. Sex, Shame & Sandra Fluke, Christina Dunbar: "Calling women 'slut' or 'whore' is actually the easiest way to shut a woman down because it hits us at the core of our feminine nature. The shame sets in and then the cycle begins. We feel shame, we lose connection to our bodies and our emotions, we then disconnect from our power, and we also shut down in the area of our voice. The woman is silenced. The leader within is hidden."

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