Who knew? I’m a “snob” and a “slut”

Shocking! I know, I just learned of this myself this past week. I’m a little disappointed in myself for not seeing the signs earlier but the point is I now know I’m a “snob” and a “slut.”

Republican Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum recently called President Barack Obama a “snob,” because of his emphasis on education. Well I guess that makes me a  snob too! Education has always been encouraged in my family, my brother even graduated from an Ivy League college. I am proud to have received my Bachelor and Masters degrees, with honors, from Clark Atlanta University and Syracuse University.

The presidential hopeful apologized on Friday, saying that his terming of Obama as a “snob” was a “little over the top.” But unlike Mr. Santorum, I’m not apologetic.  I’m quite proud of about my snobbish ways.

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As for being a slut, we’ll that’s a title I’m not so eager to boast.

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut.” His reasoning: she was advocating that employers cover contraception in their health plans, or in other words, she was promoting casual sex.

“What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute,” Limbaugh said. “She wants to be paid to have sex. 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.”

I think employers should cover contraception for women. So I guess that makes me a “slut” too. As a woman, my reproductive rights are my own business, not Rush Limbaugh’s or not any one else’s.

Some people are just out of touch with women as well as the importance of education. It’s ironic people bash others about the very thing they’re lacking.

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10 responses to “Who knew? I’m a “snob” and a “slut”

  1. Contraception is a dire necessity. For anyone who dreams otherwise, I invite them to spend an evening in an ER waiting room. Or a discount superstore. Or a high school or community college campus.
    Unplanned pregnancy is much more prevalent than in just the demographics that populate these spots, but these are usually where the problem is most obvious. Covering contraception is just the responsible thing to do. Fiscally, it makes the most sense. A pregnancy costs tens of thousands even if it goes uncomplicated. A healthy newborn still requires expensive pediatric care through its maturation. I’d much rather pay $30 or so a month for a few pills.

    • So true. And I find it disturbing that MEN are the ones making all the decisions about what a woman should do with her body, ie. contraception and abortion. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

  2. can u explain what you mean, im a little confused. do u want jobs to provide condoms and birth control pills? i really dont understand how that is a companies responsibility and not an individuals. two people make decisions on whether they want to have sex with or without protection. they are risks that go along with that decision and unplanned pregnancies are of course one of those. i really cant see how anyone other than the porn industries would have to cover contraception. Maybe tax that industry to cover it, but i dont see how its a jobs responsibility. You drive drunk, you chose to have unprotected sex, those are both decisions that anyone knows the risks associated with.

    • Kareem, I don’t want companies to buy and hand out contraception to employees. That not their role. But I do think contraception is important and that insurance companies should cover it. Not all workers have this as an option.

  3. I couldn’t agree with you more, Tai! We have one candidate who’s brightest idea is to abolish the Department of Education, and a fool like Rush Limbaugh who has no respect for women and continues to undermined their contributions to society.
    After reading your blog, I did some short research and it didn’t take long to count how many times those two idiot’s have had to recant a statement citing “it was misquoted”.

    If these two goons are waiving the banner of standards in our country, count me in!

    -“Slut, and snob” x2

    • It’s rare someone in the public light make a controversial statement and mean it. They all give a mea culpa and retract their statements. If it came out their mouths the first time, I believe that’s how a person really feels.

  4. he must be talking about ALL women in the military, seeing as how the tax payers ALREADY pay for their contraception… Oh yeah, that’s right… He NEVER served, so I guess that makes ALL women in uniform sluts…

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