Rallies continue to pop up in Colorado as women’s groups continue to mobilize to gather support for the Obama administrations requirement that “health insurance plans cover women’s contraceptive care.” Meeting at various local commercial venues such as this one, just one of the many popular venues for these organizations based on the support that goes back and forth between the women’s groups and these commercial enterprises. Many of the participants that have joined the rallies meet up at such venues before heading to Colorado’s state capitol, for one.
These are no ordinary rallies though. Women’s groups have put enough pressure to have caused plenty of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers, these guys (an established supporter of women’s health issues as evidenced by their business’ link to fundraising events and program sponsorships), to pull out after Limbaugh insulted Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke. He used offensive terms such as “slut” and “prostitute” to describe Fluke after she testified before a democratic panel to support the Obama position.
It’s a symbiotic relationship, this one between the women’s groups and many local Colorado businesses. The particular hangout for meetings and strategy sessions are the popular frozen yogurt shops that have sprouted up all over the state. These women are professionals, wives, mothers, and daughters who lead very busy lives and are, by necessity, multi-taskers. They put in planning and organization time in between socializing with friends, seeing to the kids, or doing something for their own health and nutrition, these frozen yogurt stores are definitely a great choice and meets all the prerequisites of the busy female.
As the fight and protests heat up, more and more participants are showing up daily, the majority of whom are walk-ins to the many shops supporting the cause. A big portion of these participants are actually shop customers who have been diverted—after having made their purchase naturally, it won’t do for our supporters to lose their businesses—and have gotten interested enough to involve themselves in the fight.