Georgetown Student Wants You to Know that Sandra Fluke Doesn't Speak For Her, or Even For 'Skanks'

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Georgetown's president — and President Obama, too — has publicly rallied behind Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who became the national spokeswoman for birth control coverage after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut and a prostitute.

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But one Georgetown student really wants everyone to know that Sandra Fluke does not speak for her or for the Georgetown campus in general. Writing in The College Conservative, Angela Morabito explains that she's a "proud Georgetown woman upset about another Georgetown woman who may have no pride at all."

Morabito attempts to be funny and touch upon a variety of longwinded points in her op-ed, but she majorly fails at doing both of those things. Here's a "highlight":

Sandra doesn't even speak for all skanks! She only speaks for the skanks who don't want to take responsibility for their choices. That's a tiny group of people. Hey Sandra! How about next Saturday night, you come hang out with me and my gay boyfriends! Your hair will look fabulous and you'll get to see great musical theatre! Oh, and odds of you getting pregnant? Zero percent.

After she's done calling Fluke a slut, a fake, a hypocrite, and a liar, she tries this creepy fake-nice tactic:

Sandra, I hope you take to heart our school's motto of "Cura Personalis" – care of the whole person. You are so much more than your reproductive organs. Please, have some self-respect and take responsibility for your choices instead of having to beg the government for help.

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"Sandra, we might be on the same campus, but we are not on the same planet," she concludes. I wish this chick was on a different planet entirely. Or that she would challenge Fluke to a public debate so we could all laugh in her face. Realistically, she'll probably become Rush Limbaugh's sidekick after she graduates.

Sandra Fluke Does Not Speak for Me [The College Conservative]

DISCUSSION

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I live in Sweden and I've been following the contraception drama that has been going on in the US with great interest, because for me, it's just mindblowingly different from the way it's handled over here.

When I was fifteen, before even having sex or gotten a kiss for that matter, I went to the medical youth center, like most girls my age do, and asked for birth control. Here it's something one simply did at that age, almost like a right of passage.

The nurse talked to me about my different options, the rod, spiral, ring or pill and we figured out what might best suit my needds. She asked what kind of contraception I used currently, if any, and if there was any history of high bloodpressure in my family. After about 45 minutes (for your first visit) I was given a prescription which I took to the pharmacy and I was given a years worth of pills for free.

Once you turn 25 you have to pay $20 for a year supply of pills, which compared to what the pills would ACTUALLY cost is just a symbolic sum for the appoinment needed to refill your prescription.

I'm so baffled because to me free healthcare is something I grew and something I've only recently become extremely grateful for. While I do to some extent understand the comments being made that "I don't want my taxmoney to go some succubus contraceptives" I could argue that I, living here in Sweden, don't want my taxmoney to go to churches, being an atheist.

But I don't. Your taxmoney took care of me when I needed to visit the emergency room for an emergency surgery when my endometriosis had resulted in an ovarian cyst, and that's one of the reasons I support the building of churches, mosques and synagogs (apart fom religious freedom of course) even though I myself can't enjoy them. You scratch my back, I scratch yours.

Taxmoney should cater to the general public, if you don't like it, move to a country that's not a democracy.

***I'm sorry for the wall of text/tirade, I'm just so confused. Please teach me more about the cultural underlyings to this shitstorm, as I see it. I just don't get it. If you don't like birth control, don't use it, no one is forcing you, right?