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Fox News’ Liz Trotta – Women in Military Should Expect to Get Raped | Stop Abuse Campaign

March 2, 2012

The views espoused by Fox News’ pundit, Liz Trotta, are more than unfortunate remarks. They speak to one of the key issues that lead to abuse, an outdated, ultra-conservative view of women.  Perhaps she intended her remarks  to provoke and shock more than to add thought and insight, but why? Why, with such a powerful platform to educate and reach so many millions of people, would Liz Trotta choose to degrade our military’s servicewomen? How much longer and how much lower do we allow our level of discourse in this country to stoop to, before we stop with the degrading of abused women? Keep in mind, many of the women she is speaking of are currently serving this country at war or veterans…

Fox News’ Liz Trotta On Women Raped In Military: ‘What Did They Expect? These People Are In Close Contact’

Fox News pundit Liz Trotta made a series of incendiary statements about rape in the military during a Sunday appearance on the network.

Trotta was reacting to news that the military will allow women to work closer to the front lines. Speaking to Fox News host Eric Shawn, she alleged that feminists wanted “to be warriors and victims at the same time.”

She cited a recent Pentagon report that sex crimes committed by army personnel have increased by 64% over the past six years. Then she made a startling statement:

“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 feminists.”

Trotta also alleged that “feminists” have demanded too much money to fund programs for sexual abuse victims. “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,” she said. Shawn argued that the programs are necessary to protect those victims. Trotta responded that the purpose of the military is “to defend and protect us, not the people who were fighting the war.” Trotta has a history of controversial statements. Among other things, she joked about assassinating President Obama during his campaign.

via Fox News’ Liz Trotta – Women in Military Should Expect to Get Raped | Stop Abuse Campaign.

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