Rachel Maddow gave yet another lesson on birth control for Rush Limbaugh and other GOP supporters who’ve been calling Sandra Fluke a slut for her statements in support of contraceptive coverage. She says his inflammatory statements are meant to be just that: His job, after all, is all about causing outrage for better ratings on talk radio. What’s more disturbing than his offensive statements about Sandra Fluke is that he doesn’t seem to understand how birth control works. So, like when she went into the “man cave” to teach Mitt Romney and other dudes about birth control, she gave yet another quick lesson in human biology for Limbaugh–and other members of the GOP who don’t seem to understand how it works.
Limbaugh has repeatedly scathed Fluke and other women for “having so much sex” that they can’t afford birth control. His solution to their financial problems is to simply “have less sex.” Maddow points out, as many of us have this week, that the amount of hormonal birth control needed–and thereby the cost of hormonal birth control–doesn’t change depending on how much sex you have. You can have sex once a month or ten thousand times a month, and you’ll still require the same amount.
Watch this clip from her show last night for the full lesson if you’re still confused, or if you just want a very good summary of the events surrounding Fluke and Limbaugh this week: