Thursday, September 6, 2012

If Sandra Fluke really cared about women...

Guest post by Jen Engel

Last night, the Democrat National Convention hosted speakers that perpetuated the supposed "war on women". One of those speakers was Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School Graduate, who thinks we should all pay for her birth control.

Sandra Fluke is not helping advance women's causes. Her vitriol against Republicans just shows her ignorance. I've researched articles that have quotes by Sandra Fluke, and after reading them, I feel sorry for her. Kudos to her for obtaining a graduate degree from a prestigious university. I can appreciate the hard work and determination that is required to get a graduate degree, as I have one. But throughout all that education, it is apparent, you cannot teach common sense.

Sandra Fluke likes to claim she is a women's rights activist and is advocating for women. Let's be clear, you do not speak for me, my sister or my mother, Ms. Fluke. You're trying to turn your 15 minutes of fame into a career. Can someone please tell me what Sandra Fluke does for a living? I've googled this phrase and nothing seems to come up. Her Wikipedia page provided the most insight.

"She graduated from Cornell University's Program in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2003."
Well, that is intriguing. I'm not exactly sure what you do with that degree. Perhaps that is why Sandra went to graduate school. My suggestion to those that are going to college in the future: get a real degree, not some useless women's lib degree. However, nowhere does it mention what she does for a living. How are you paying your bills, Ms. Fluke? Maybe if you worked a day in your life, you'd be able to afford that birth control that you claim the rest of us should pay for.

In researching Cornell University's Program of Feminist, General and Sexuality Studies, it is apparent that accounting classes were not required. (I didn't think they were, but I wanted to double check). During Ms. Fluke's tenure in school, she must have slept through math. Her "study" that she conducted indicated that "40% of her fellow students 'struggled financially' because contraceptive costs averaging $1,000 a year during the three years required to complete law school". Well, Planned Parenthood's website claims that birth control pills "cost about $15 - $50 each month".
Ms. Fluke, there are 12 months in a year. Therefore, according to your favorite organization, birth control pills cost between $180 - $600 a year. But, John McCormack of the Weekly Standard contacted the local Target store near Georgetown University, who told him that birth control can be purchased without insurance for $9 a month.

Let's do that simple math...
For a whopping $108.00 a year, Ms. Fluke could purchase the birth control she so desperately wanted! Perhaps, Ms. Fluke should obtain some of those multiplication flashcards that my little niece uses.

If Sandra Fluke really cared about women, she would be advocating for a better economy. Since 2009, over 800,000 women have lost their jobs under President Obama and his policies. He sure "has our back!"

Why doesn't Sandra take the President to task over the pay disparity between men and women in his administration? Andrew Stiles of The Washington Free Beacon reviewed the 2011 annual report on White House Staff and found "female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for males employees ($71,000)."

We will never hear Sandra discuss any of these issues with the President, because campaigning for him is her job. Please Sandra, start advocating for the real issues. We need a stronger economy. That way our fellow women are able to find jobs. Maybe then, they can afford the $108.00 a year for birth control that you couldn't.


  1. She graduated Georgetown Law School and took the California Bar exam in May and is awaiting results. I saw her on Democracy Now interview this morning for that tidbit. Need a link?

    1. so... she is unemployed currently? I guess that just makes her one of the millions wondering why Obama is so worried about her contraceptives instead of jobs

    2. And when she is an employed attorney, do you think she will take back her demand that the rest of us buy her birth control?

    3. once she is an attorney, she will be the one doing all the ________, so it will be her victims that need the birth control, not her

  2. I think Jen is Nick in drag.

  3. Good article. Thank you. But what about mens birth control rights?

  4. So, my boss is a practicing Jehovah Witness and the insurance plan I have does not need to cover my life saving blood transfusion? I got sick eating a meal that contained pork and my employer is Jewish, so has determined that my health insurance will not cover expenses for this illness? Let's not forget the employer that is a Scientologist and won't cover any mental heatch treatment or drugs for you. Really? We're ok with that? Sorry, I'll let my doctor decide what my health care needs are, not my employers religious affiliation.


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