Fox Pundit On Sexual Assault On Women In The Military: “What Did They Expect?”
9:15 am, February 14th | by Amy Tennery
There are few things more infuriating than the “she was asking for it” defense to rape and sexual assault. No one is ever asking for it. No one should ever have to “expect” it. This goes without saying. Or at least I thought it did.
Of course Fox News’ Liz Trotta feels differently. The pundit went on T.V. Sunday to talk about the rising claims of rape and sexual abuse from women in the military. This is a particularly crucial issue, when one considers recent moves by the Pentagon to put more women on the front lines. Trotta, noting the rapidly increasing rate of violent sexual assaults in the military, had an interesting theory to share:
“I think they have actually discovered that there is a difference between men and women. And the sexual abuse report says that there has been, since 2006, a 64 percent 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… 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.”
You heard her — now that we’re being “raped too much” (not too little or even the right amount of rape!) we’re spending far too much to fix this.
As someone who is greatly concerned with our national budget, I’m glad Trotta warned me of the danger that comes with “close contact” among others. With that in mind, here are a few other places I’ll make sure to avoid, due to “close contact” with other people:
– The Subway
– The bus
– Bars and nightclubs
– The line for Space Mountain at Disney World
– The gym
– Black Friday at JC Penney
– Ski lifts
– The National Mall on the 4th of July
– Madison Square Garden
– Movie theaters
– Virtually any block in New York City
Agoraphobia never seemed so appealing. Thanks for the head’s up, Liz!
[via Huffington Post]