Sandra Fluke chides Fox News’ Monica Crowley for ‘blatantly homophobic’ comment

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, April 26, 2012 22:40 EDT
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Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke on Thursday night said Fox News host Monica Crowley should apologize to the LGBT community for a homophobic “joke” made at Fluke’s expense.

Crowley responded to news that Fluke had become engaged by tweeting the question, “To a man?”

“I’m not going to let this kind of thing get to me personally,” Fluke said on MSNBC’s The Ed Show. “What really bothers me about it [is] the blatant homophobia in the comment, and the idea that that is an acceptable thing to say publicly.”

“I don’t want an apology from anyone personally,” she continued. “I think it is possible she owes an apology to the LGBTQ community, because I am not offended to be asked whether or not I’m with a woman, it’s not offensive to me to be gay, but it was clearly meant as an insult.”

Fluke came into the public spotlight after she testified in Congress about female contraception. Fluke explained that her friend could not afford the oral contraceptive medication she needed to prevent ovarian cysts because her university refused to pay for them on religious grounds.

Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh later berated Fluke as a “slut” and a “prostitute” for her testimony.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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