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Today’s Lady News: 11 Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh’s Show

  • As of this evening, 11 advertisers, including corporate biggie AOL, have dropped their $$$ from Rush Limbaugh’s show after he called a woman a “prostitute” and “slut” on air. [Think Progress]
  • Could — and would — Sandra Fluke sue Rush? [The Daily Beast]
  • Women earn less then men at every education level, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau. [GOOD]
  • Riot police arrested 31 non-violent demonstrators yesterday who were protesting against Virginia’s new law that forces a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound first. (A previous iteration of this law would have forced women to have an invasive transvaginal ultrasound.) [Feministing] Keep reading »

Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh After He Calls Woman “Slut” On Air

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The conservative host calls Sandra Fluke a "slut." Read More »
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Birth control will be covered by most employers under health care reform. Read More »

UPDATE, 3/3/12 at 6:30p.m: Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on his web site today to Sandra Fluke, a young woman he referred to earlier this week as a “slut” and “prostitute” during a discussion about birth control. In his apology, Limbaugh said:

“For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke. My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”

Limbaugh’s chief of staff refused to tell The New York Times why the apology was issued. We’re hoping the advertiser pushback had something to do with it.  [Politico, New York Times]

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Several advertisers have pulled ads from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show after he called a woman a “slut” and “prostitute” on air Wednesday and suggested that she film her sex acts and put them online. Activists Twitter-bombed Rush’s advertisers, threatening a boycott, and so far two sponsors — mattress stores Sleep Train and Sleep Number — have responded, promising they will cut off the dough. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Statewide Breastfeeding “Nurse-In” Happening In Georgia On Monday

  • Last summer, Nirvana Jennette’s pastor compared her breastfeeding her baby in a Georiga church to stripping. Now she and other breastfeeding advocates have organized a nurse-in on Monday at five sites around the state demanding Georgia toughen its breastfeeding laws. [TIME]  
  • A criminal complains has been filed this week against a suburban New York woman named Annie George who kept an immigrant Indian woman as a slave in her home, forcing her to work 17-hour days seven days a week and sleep in a walk-in closet. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center was tipped off to the immigrant woman’s working conditions. [Raw Story]
  • Maryland’s governor signed a bill yesterday legalizing gay marriage, which takes effect in 2013. [Wall Street Journal Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Rush Limbaugh Calls Birth Control User A “Slut”

  • Rush Limbaugh, that classy dude, called Sandra Fluke (the woman who was refused an opportunity to speak to the all-penis House Oversight Committee about birth control) a “slut” because she said her female classmates at Georgetown struggled with the cost to pay for birth control. “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it,” Rush said. “We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.” Oh, jeebus. BRB, banging head against wall. [Gawker, Feminist.org, Think Progress]
  • The United Nations has announced it supports the campaign to overturn the ban on female atheletes wearing the hijab veil during games. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Female boxers at the London Olympics will be allowed to wear shorts or a skirt during the fight, according to new rules updated today by the International Amateur Boxing Association. [ESPN
  • A lesbian was denied communion at her mother’s funeral in Gaithersburg, Maryland. [Newser] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Women More Likely To Support Obama’s Birth Control Decision

  • Women are more likely than men to support President Obama’s mandate that insurers cover the cost of birth control, according to a new poll of registered voters by Poll Position. Forty-six percent of women supported the mandate, compared to only 37 percent of men. Anyone else surprised these numbers are so low? [UPI]
  • Senator Olympia Snowe, a moderate Republican, announced she will not be seeking reelection. [New York Times]
  • A Michigan school district has introduced a new comprehensive sex ed program that will discuss homosexuality and transgender issues with 4th and 5th graders. This has Gretchen Carlson of Fox News very upset that kids are learning “explicit sex.” [Think Progress Keep reading »

Rush Limbaugh On Danica Patrick: “What Do You Expect Of A Woman Driver?”

Danica Called "Bitch"
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A sports reporter called Danica Patrick a "bitch" on-air. Read More »
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I don’t know why anyone is asking NASCAR driver Danica Patrick about her opinion on the Obama administration’s contraception rules, but oh well, that’s besides the point. She  supports it. Radio host Rush Limbaugh is not happy about this. Talking about Danica Patrick on his show, he guffawed, “She said, ‘I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for America.’ … What do you expect from a woman driver? I don’t know why everybody was so shocked.” Oh, you know those cuh-razy women drivers. They can’t parallel park and they support birth control as preventative health care. Sigh. But at least Rush didn’t call Danica Patrick a “bitch,” right? [Think Progress]

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