“What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke 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. 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 taxpayer to pay her to have sex.”
In response to Rush Limbaugh’s comments concerning birth control and Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, these ladies who are part of this Unitarian group I wait on every Friday night made these buttons. When I asked them if I could take a photo, they enthusiastically obliged, eager to elaborate on their intent. I support their message, but I still can’t help but laugh hysterically every time I see this photo. Maybe it’s only funny because I know these women, their personalities and mannerisms. The broad on the right couldn’t even stop ranting long enough for a composed photo. And her comrade looks so noble and proud. Hilarious.
They did give me a button, in case you were wondering.
Mohamed sent this to me today:
Man, do I love a good obscure reference.
And for the record, Freaks is decent, albeit disturbing, film which I happen to own on DVD if any of you want to borrow it. It’s one of many things I’m proud to have been exposed to when I was young, because I think it helped instill awareness in me early on about being respectful of all people, no matter how different they are from me. Most of the characters in the film were also featured in Very Special People by Frederick Drimmer, a book frequently pulled from the shelf in my grandparents’ home. Maybe we were just weird kids, but my siblings and I loved reading about the interesting lives those people led.
It’s really hard for me to say this. Especially since I’ve been listening to Fleetwood Mac since I was in diapers because they happen to be my father’s fav band ever. And Stevie Nicks is one of my fav vocalists ever. So it feels almost blasphemous to admit the following:
I like this cover just as much if not maybe like just a tiny little bit more than the original.
Whew. Glad to have that off my chest.
Oh, and NPR has an entire album of gems just like this one available for listens on their website. Go get it.