Fox News Says Women in Military Should "Expect" to be Sexually Assaulted

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 21st Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/25a6x3uq/
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If you are female and in the American military, expect to be sexually assaulted.

Beyond the pale

Liz Trotta, one of the legions of Fox News pundits firmly wedded to right-wing ideology, has done it again. Today, February 21st, women's veteran groups widely criticized Trotta for saying on the air last week that women in the military should "expect to be sexually assaulted." She also complained that the bureaucracy supports women who claim they have been "raped too much." She was reacting to the Pentagon's recent decision to relax their rules which prohibit women from serving on the front lines of combat. This week she sought to clarify her statements, but she only succeeded in digging herself a deeper hole. Over the weekend she said she was concerned about "the hardline feminists" trying "to force the Pentagon to lift the ban on women in combat," adding "accordingly, the political correctness infecting the Pentagon has resulted in silly and dishonest fairy tales about female heroism."

Regardless of one's position regarding women in combat, Trotta's protestations are simply beyond the pale.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

There is no reason why a woman should expect to be sexually assaulted whatever the job they take. There is a complicating in the armed forces because if a woman is captured by 'the enemy' (whoever they are) then rape may of course be one of the weapons used to obtain information. But they should not expect it from their own forces.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you for your comment Peter. I am in complete agreement with you.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

I didn't hear/see that particular news broadcast, Steve. The question that comes to my mind after reading this is, "Expect to be raped by whom?" Was she referring to being raped by the enemy, if captured or by her fellow comrades in arms? If Liz Trotta meant that a female, American soldier ccan expect to be raped by other American soldiers, then I agree that she was out of line and should be censored for it. On the other hand, if Trotta was referring to being raped by the enemy if captuture, then being raped is not so unlikely.

I think that I need to find a transcript of that broadcast and then exchange a few e-males with Liz Trotya!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

I saw the clip, and there's no doubt she was talking about women's male couinterparts, not enemy soldiers. Thanks Jerry.

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author avatar Funom Makama
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

Wow!~~ That was so insensitive!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

Indeed. Thank you Funom, fory your comment.

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author avatar krrymarie
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

OMG! thats so bad and coming from a woman too, who do she think she is. Maybe she needs to be raped then she would soon change her mind!!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

I think that may be what she needs, but I would not wish that upon even her. Thanks for commenting krrymarie.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
23rd Feb 2012 (#)

Why can't women accept that they should not be in a military combat situation. They are an encumbrance, they cause problems all round. It is best for them to remain as support troops. As regards rape, I guess if a woman decides to work with men very much in the majority, her chances are increased, and vice versa, i.e., a man working in a group highly populated with women, then he might be attacked.
(Ha ha)
(secret smiling).

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author avatar Jerry Walch
23rd Feb 2012 (#)

Actually, Ivyevelyn I have known women that I would rather have at my side or watching my back in a combat situation than many men that I have known. As for the rape issue, I would feel sorry for a man or any four or five men who tried to rape one of them women. One of those women killed four men who broke into her home and tried to rape her and her mother and she killed them with her bare hands and feet. Combat may not be for every woman, but you have to recognize that some are natural, born warriors and can be just as deadly in combat as any man.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
23rd Feb 2012 (#)

Jerry; These Amazon women are certainly to be watched out for! Thanks to telling me about them. If come across one, I hope to be carring a gun. I endorse Funom's comment,

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author avatar Funom Makama
23rd Feb 2012 (#)

Wow~~ I love your comment Jerry Walch... It made me smile for some minutes and feeling the experience from this statement of urs has made me believe in hook line and sinker. Women should be free to do whatever they want provided they match all requirements and quality, I see this fact clearer now, after reading your comment. Once again Jerry, its nice having you here, you share more light and educate us properly, especially when it comes to your expertise.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
23rd Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you, Funom.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Feb 2012 (#)

Ditto to Funom's comments Jerry.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
25th Feb 2012 (#)

What???? How dare the authorities treat women as sex objects. And in the army too. These women are trained to do a tough job. Hope they're tough enough to stand up to this outrage!!

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