Defending Sandra Fluke . . . as a women’s studies professor
Standing with Sandra Fluke http://t.co/ja8noFvF
— Lin Noueihed (@LinNoueihed) March 10, 2012
Good lord, woman. From the Washington Post:
As a women’s studies professor, I deal every day with how words such as “slut” — and a lack of access to contraception — affect the young women I mentor. That we’re returning to this sort of mentality, akin to stoning the female non-virgins among us, with the attendant double-standard for sexually active young men, is as frightening a parallel to Taliban-style intimidation of women as anything I’ve seen in a while. We seem to be suffering historical amnesia toward all that women fought to overcome in our culture. Even as I write this, my students are wrapping up midterm essays on how until very recently the control of women’s “good reputation” — calling them immodest and unchaste — limited opportunities for girls outside the home.
I hate to repeat myself, here, but you’re outrage seems a little selective.