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Fox Pundit Says Women In The Military Should ‘Expect’ To Be Raped

The Pentagon announced new rules last week easing the ban on women serving in combat. While conservatives like Rick Santorum are a little uneasy with the news, the announcement only formalizes military practices that were already taking place.

But Fox News contributor Liz Trotta’s commentary on the matter took the issue to a whole other level. She’s not really concerned about the “controversy” surrounding the Pentagon’s announcement. For Trotta, the issue is having “women once more, the feminist, going, wanting to be warriors and victims at the same time.” She cited a recent Pentagon report that violent sex crimes in the military have increased over the last 6 years and said women should “expect” it, decrying more levels of bureaucracy to support women who have been “raped too much“:

TROTTA: "But while all of this is going on, just a few weeks ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commented on a new Pentagon report on sexual abuse in the military. I think they have actually discovered there is a difference between men and women. And the sexual abuse report says that there has been, since 2006, a 64% increase in violent sexual assaults. Now, what did they expect? These people are in close contact, the whole airing of this issue has never been done by Congress, it’s strictly been a question of pressure from the feminist.

And the feminists have also directed them, really, to spend a lot of money. They have sexual counselors all over the place, victims’ advocates, sexual response coordinators. … So, you have this whole bureaucracy upon bureaucracy being built up with all kinds of levels of people to support women in the military who are now being raped too much."

To his credit, Fox host Eric Shawn tried to talk Trotta down a bit. “You certainly want the people fighting the war to be protected from anything that could be illegal,” he said. But Trotta wouldn’t have it. “Nice try Eric,” she said, “This whole question of women in the military has not been aired properly, and it’s the great sleeping giant.”

Just to clarify, Trotta complained about government supporting women who have been “raped too much,” a statement seeming to imply that there is an acceptable amount of rape one can or should endure in order to prevent more layers of bureaucracy from swooping in to help out.


No, No, No, No, FUCK YOU.
mercaque 14th-Feb-2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
I mean, wow. She can fall off the earth now, kthx.

It's also not lost on me that Fox News, the MOST PATRIOTIC NEWS CHANNEL EVAR, is calling the sacred and holy troops a bunch of rapists. I mean, which, rape and sexual assault are huge problems, but I'm sure they'd be full of self-righteous froth if Rachel Maddow highlighted the frequency of rape and sexual assault committed by the troops.
sihaya09 14th-Feb-2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
benihime99 14th-Feb-2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
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sihaya09 14th-Feb-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
I've been 'Sihaya09' ever since I've been online... it was my first email handle waaaaay back in the day, 12 or 13 years ago! :) On twitter, I'm sihayadesigns.
benihime99 14th-Feb-2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
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wakkakumei 14th-Feb-2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
That's probably why we got this clip to begin with. "We can't call the troops a bunch of rapists! QUICK, BLAME THE WOMEN!" And it was even better in their eyes that they got Trotta to say it, because everybody knows that loathsome opinions about women are automatically acceptable when a woman says them.
rimpala 14th-Feb-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
What really got me (besides the idea of being raped 'too much') is how she goes on decrying programs for the victims and acting like it's not the government's duty to take care of their traumatized soldiers...

in other words: our tax money > the rape victims
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