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Sandra Fluke

Radio show host Rush Limbaugh called the Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" for advocating contraceptive health coverage, vaulting both of them to the forefront of birth control debates in 2012. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Chris Carlson/AP Photo)

Year in Review 2012: Female Fights

January 1, 1970

It's an odd notion, really, that a group making up a tad more than half

the American population needs its worth to be considered separately. However,

female accomplishments—and political imbroglios—certainly triggered feverish

online searches on Yahoo!.