Rush's 'Slut' Taunt Aims to Silence Women: NY Rep
Carolyn Maloney 'aghast' at Limbaugh's attack on college student
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2012 4:21 PM CST
Rush Limbaugh in a 2009 file photo.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

(Newser) – New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney is "aghast" at Rush Limbaugh's labeling of a birth control advocate as a "slut." It amounts to "an attempt to silence people that are speaking out for women," the Democrat tells the Huffington Post. "If the far right can attack people like Sandra Fluke, women are going to be afraid to speak because they're going to be called terrible words."

If Republicans "stand silently by and let this pass, they will be condoning it and attacking women," she says. Maloney isn't the only lawmaker furious with Limbaugh. Several women on Capitol Hill are calling on Republicans to come out against the radio host's comments, which Nancy Pelosi says "unmask the strong disrespect for women held by some in this country." Click for more.
 

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