Cathy Young on the Limbaugh-Fluke Contraception Controversy


Contributing Editor Cathy Young catches a lot of flak for taking a "pox on both your houses" stance in political conflicts. But given the way so many political conflicts unfold, what else is one to do? Take the firestorm over Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke's congressional testimony about health insurance coverage for contraception and talk show king Rush Limbaugh's rants calling her a slut. There are good reasons to question Fluke's image as a courageous Everywoman—just as there are good arguments against the contraceptive coverage mandate, particularly for faith-based institutions. But now, we're all discussing Limbaugh's sexist slurs and squabbling over who's got worse misogynists, the right or the left.