Look, she probably is Time’s Person of the Year. Because it has to do with being a major motivating factor in key events of the year. And if there’s anyone who can successfully take credit for convincing a nation of idiots that anyone who would support the status quo of not forcing people who have a religious objection to purchasing birth control for other people actually meant that the entire Republican Party was out to collect all single women aged 18-35, bring them to a massive, Jesus-themed holding tank and fit them with their own personal stove-and-chain until they were successfully impregnated by a Rick Santorum look-a-like, it’s probably her.
I mean, they also once named Hitler, so look on the bright side. She could have been a dictator.
The daughter of a conservative Christian pastor, Sandra Fluke, 31, became a women’s-rights activist in college and continued her advocacy as a law student at Georgetown. After she complained about being denied a chance to testify at a Republican-run House hearing on insurance coverage for birth control, Rush Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut.” Democrats and many Republicans reacted with outrage, and the left made Limbaugh’s slur Exhibit A in what they called a GOP “war on women.” Fluke, meanwhile, weathered the attention with poise and maturity and emerged as a political celebrity. Democrats gave her a national-convention speaking slot as part of their push to make reproductive rights a central issue in the 2012 presidential campaign — one that helped Barack Obama trounce Mitt Romney among single women on Election Day.
That said, Sandra Fluke was only partly happy. Upon being bestowed with the honor of being one of the personalities who most affected the news for good or ill, Sandra reflexively assumed that Time Magazine was a sexist, Patriarchical publication with an intent to repress female candidates for Person of the Year because lots of men were nominated or something.
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) November 27, 2012