Rush Limbaugh vs Sandra Fluke
I wish I could say that I find it amazing that the media, Democrats, moderate Republicans, and the like would support Sandra Fluke after her description by Rush Limbaugh as a “slut”, but I don’t. It just shows the standard insanity of the left and the standard lack of courage on the center right.
But before jumping to any conclusions, let’s think about it … just what is a ‘slut’?
For most people, the word ‘slut’ is used to describe someone (usually a woman) of loose morals who has excessive intimate relations, and is typically young and unmarried. Personally, I see the word as gender neutral and have referred to many men as sluts myself. But I digress.
Instead, let’s look at the numbers. Let us say the price of the birth control pill is $50 per month. Multiply that time 3 years of law school (36 month for the liberals among us) and you get $1,800 or $600 per year. OK, it may require a little budgeting for a college student, but not all that much. But Ms. Fluke states that it costs $3,000 over those 3 years for birth control. So that leaves us $400 dollars per year in the sex protection budget. Hmm … I will assume that the remainder goes into the condom budget. Admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve bought condoms (happily married), but I don’t think that $.50 per condom is too far out of the ballpark. So $400 dollars per year equals 800 condoms and 800 condoms divided by 365 days is approximately 2.2 condoms per day.
If I remember from my college days that most college students are not monogamous during their entire stay, that men do occasionally provide their own condoms, which would increase the frequency of use, and that I cannot think of anyone I ever knew who used that many condoms in a year, well, it just might be that Mr. Limbaugh made a good point (as he often does).
The real bottom lines are these …
First, it is not my responsibility to cover your birth control.
Second, Ms. Fluke really should take a long look in the mirror. With 1000 condoms used per year, her parents must be so proud.