What struck me most about the Sandra Fluke episode was how the MAL once again picked a bizarrely inappropriate example for their propaganda efforts. Seriously to dramatize the need for mandated contraception coverage, they picked a 30 year old professional activist law student at one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation? Who likely expects to graduate and become part of the 1%? That’s the best they could do? That’s some bubble they’re living in.
P.S. Of all the lies Fluke said, her economic innumeracy struck me the most. According to the data I can find, medical insurance at her school is $1900 / year. If 3 years of contraception are $3k, that $1K/year or over half of the insurance premium. So Fluke expects either (1) a more than 50% cut in her medical expenses or (2) thinks it is obviously better to pay $2.9K / year in premiums instead of $1.9K for premiums and $1K for contraception. Neither seems of the quality of thought one should expect from a student on a scholarship at such a prestigious institution.
P.S. Best external comment — it takes two to tango, ask that other person to help out.