15 February 2012

Sigh... Some People

Apparently there's a Fox News pundit who thinks that sexual assault in the military is pre-ordained and that Congress is making the problem worse.

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

By: Brant


Silent Hunter said...
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Silent Hunter said...

"Raped too much"? Once is too much.

Brian said...

Jon Stewart nailed that one on his program t'other night. I don't think there's been 64% more violent sexual assaults in the last 5-6 years, I think what has always been going on is being reported more. Either way it's pretty nasty.

Dan Eastwood said...

Sometimes I wonder if Fox News does things like this intentionally, so to make some of their lessor transgressions seem more reasonable in comparison.

They keep doing it, so maybe it works?