As the story of Rush’s rudeness to Sandra Fluke proliferates, advertisers leave his show in droves–including a big one today, AOL— and politicians offer weak but notable condemnations of his words, this story by “beantown mom,” a blogger at Daily Kos, show the very personal toll attacks like Rush Limbaugh’s can take on young women:
You see, my 16 year old daughter came home from school on Friday in tears and has been in a state of utter despair since. She was told, in no uncertain terms, that she is a slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school! The horrid little monsters who started harassing my daughter had the audacity to tell her their mothers were the ones who labeled her with these despicable opinions- they were just “telling it like it is, you know, like that guy on the radio! The one who isn’t afraid to tell the truth!” Who does this?! How does Rush Limbaugh or anyone else have the right to do this, to say these things about anyone?