Rush Limbaugh finally gets some

Some Boise State University vagina enthusiasts send the radio host a provocative lollipop.

By Rebecca Traister
Published December 7, 2005 7:31PM (EST)

Thanks to Nerve's Ada Calhoun for rooting out this valuable story about how some 15 Boise State University students from the Organization for Gender Equality and Education sent radio host Rush Limbaugh a vagina-shaped chocolate lollipop yesterday.

Apparently, Limbaugh talked about the chocolate atrocities on his show in August, after students from the BSU Women's Center distributed them during an orientation day. The distributors of the edible hooches were publicly spanked by BSU officials, who called the lady-flower giveaway "entirely inappropriate."

Which is funny, since it is a Women's Center and women have vaginas and I can't actually think of a more appropriate image in which to fashion a chocolately treat. Graphic? Sure. Inappropriate? Not at all.

Anyway, apparently the fuss Limbaugh made over the vagina suckers helped the Organization for Gender Equality sell a bunch of them to raise $845 for the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

"We had one left over so we sent it to Rush Limbaugh to say thank you for talking about [the chocolates] in August," OGEE president Whitney Jognson told the Boise State Arbiter. They also sent a thank-you card signed by members of the group.

Limbaugh was apparently scandalized by the appearance of sweet female genitalia in his mail and read the thank-you note on air, adding, "I still dont believe this. I can understand some people being upset about it up on the campus at Boise State."

Oh, don't worry, Rush, some people sure are upset about it. The Arbiter quotes student Brandon Stoker, who e-mailed the paper and BSU officials to voice his concerns about this "scandal," and let them know that he is "completely embarrassed and outraged by this most recent incident perpetrated by the Womens Center.

(While of course vaginas may cause embarrassment and outrage whenever they're exposed, Stoker should remember that his accursed Women's Center was not involved in the fundraiser or in the mailing of the chocolate to Limbaugh. The center just distributed the suckers for free during orientation.)

Stoker also opined that "this has undoubtedly tarnished the image of the university with more than 40 million Americans."

It's true, the ugly truth is out: Boise State University students know what vaginas are.

Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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