|Full Metal Feminist (for some)|
Feeling neglected, the ever irrelevant Gloria Allred crawled out from under the rock she's been hiding under to lead the fight to right a terrible - terrible injustice. And what immoral criminal endeavor has caught the ever present eye of the lady lion of legal ludicrossity (I know that's not a word but it should be)? Why to prosecute that dastardly dastard of all dastards Rush Limbaugh for - wait for it - calling Sandra Fluke a bad name, twice. Oh the humanity!
This from Politico:
Allred, writing on behalf of the Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, [Allred] requested that Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe probe whether the conservative radio personality had violated Section 836.04 of the Florida Statutes by calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke the two derogatory words.
The statute stipulates that anyone who "speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity" is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Golly that sounds just dreadful. I am certain there is nothing more important on the docket for the State Attorney's office than to immediately take up this case and prosecute Mr. Limbaugh to the fullest extent of the law!
But hey wait a sec. I just looked through the letter Ms. Allred wrote to the State Attorney's office and oddly enough I couldn't find Bill Maher's name. You know big-bad-battling-Billy, who apparently has no problem calling women far worse names that ol' Rushbo. I mean, I am certain Ms. Allred's intentions are, ahem, honorable, so why no mention of Billy boy in her letter?
Oohh, I get it. It's just SOME people we hold to a higher standard. Sorry Ms. Allred missed the memo; you know the one that says we only pay attention to laws when they serve our political needs. So it's OK for Maher to call Gov. Palin pretty much the worst thing you could call a women - he gets a free pass - but we'll crucify Rush because he's a big meany. Gotcha, just making sure I got the rules straight.
God I just love selective feminist!