Editor’s note: The following is a resolution approved by the Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday asking UNC to sever its ties with WRDU, Rush Radio.
RESOLUTION CONSIDERING WRDU RUSH RADIO
WHEREAS, radio personality Rush Limbaugh attacked, insulted, and denigrated Sandra Flue by calling her a slut and prostitute; and
WHEREAS, radio personality Rush Limbaugh said Fluke has “so much sex it’s amazing she can even walk” and suggested that she post sex videos online in payment for having the government subsidize her birth control. “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives – and thus pay for you to have sex – we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch,” in response to Sandra Fluke’s testimony in support of Obama’s contraceptive health care plan; and
WHEREAS, WRDU, Rush Radio, is the home of Tar Heel sports network and broadcasts The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill basketball and football; and
WHEREAS, statements such as this encourage and support the objectification of women and support a climate that threatens the rights of women to control their reproductive rights and exercise their sexual self-determination; and
WHEREAS, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long history of being an advocate for women’s rights to self determination; and
WHEREAS, statements such as these promulgate misinformation about human reproduction, sexuality, and health and thereby undermine the University’s mission to increase understanding in the areas of public health and medicine;
NOW, THEREFORE the Carrboro Board of Aldermen requests that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees and Chancellor Thorp sever ties with WRDU, Rush Radio, until and unless WRDU, Rush Radio severs ties with Rush Limbaugh.