publication date: Monday, April 16, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Controversy

clue: This Georgetown law student received a rare apology from Rush Limbaugh for personal attacks over her position on contraception funding.

explanation: After Fluke addressed Congress on the subject of insurance covering contraceptives, Limbaugh characterized her as a "slut" and "prostitute." Public outcry compelled him to apologize. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff

The Modern Woman: 2012 has not been easy for women so far, as these five controversial ladies can attest. Each one made headlines, for better or worse, in the first few months of this year.

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