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