nasty time

by Art Chantry (

well, after the events of the last week (or, more accurately, forever) combined with the vote/fight over contraception in the senate this morning followed up by rush limbaugh’s crude insultingly misogynist remarks (which really feel like the LAST straw), i suggest we all give what we can to organizations like the “Women’s Strike Force” (of virginia.) this group emerged while the great state of virginia’s conservatives came within a hair’s breathe of instituting ‘rape with a blunt object’ as a political punishment for women seeking an abortion. the “Women’s Strike Force” is fighting any candidate who stands in the way of women’s rights in this country. sounds like it’s about time to get nasty folks.

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…they’re dumbfoundingly shocking – even for rush. i didn’t think he could shock me anymore. behold!!


…Opening his show Thursday, Limbaugh characterized the criticism of his comments as “a conniption fit,” which he called “hilarious.” He offered what he said was a “compromise” to contraception coverage: purchasing “all the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as possible.” …Limbaugh returned to the controversy later, claiming to have “run some numbers” on contraception costs and arguing that contraception coverage was “flat-out thievery” that would force taxpayers to pay to “satisfy the sexual habits of female law students at Georgetown.”…Limbaugh later questioned why insurance should cover contraception and played a portion of Fluke’s testimony laying out the problems many college-age women face paying for contraception. He asked, “Ms. Fluke, have you ever heard of not having sex? Have you ever heard of not having sex so often?”…So, Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it, and I’ll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”…Limbaugh responded to those critics by saying that Fluke is “having so much sex, it’s amazing she can still walk.” He also said Georgetown should establish a “Wilt Chamberlin scholarship … exclusively for women.” …part of a “Democrat plot” to “create a new welfare program and, at the same time, try to cast Republicans in an election year as anti-female.” He described Fluke as “a woman who is happily presenting herself as an immoral, baseless, no-purpose-to-her life woman. She wants all the sex in the world whenever she wants it, all the time, no consequences. No responsibility for her behavior.”… Read More:

---Kiki Smith Tale 1997 at the Whitney Museum of American Art--- Read More:


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