Women In The Military Should ‘Expect’ To Be Raped

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    But Fox News contributor Liz Trotta’s commentary on the matter took the issue to a whole other level

    Just to clarify, Trotta complained about government supporting women who have been “raped too much,” a statement seeming to imply that there is an acceptable amount of rape one can or should endure in order to prevent more layers of bureaucracy from swooping in to help out.

    Read more: Fox Pundit Says Women In The Military Should 'Expect' To Be Raped

    WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Friday said he thinks it would be wrong to allow women to serve in combat.

    Santorum: Women shouldn’t serve in combat - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

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    These right wingers. Either women can be raped "too much". Or women shouldn't serve because men will be subjected to a "natural instinct" when it comes to women.

    Then there's the Santorum staffer that said:

    Rival presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s Iowa coalitions director, Jamie Johnson, sent out an email saying that children’s lives would be harmed if the nation had a female president. [...]
    “The question then comes, ‘Is it God’s highest desire, that is, his biblically expressed will, … to have a woman rule the institutions of the family, the church, and the state?’ ” Johnson’s email said.

    Santorum Staffer Says Women Shouldn't Be President Because It's Against God's Will

    These Republicans. They are certainly "something special".
     
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    Soros is pretty busy these days. Not only is Media Matters advising the president but they are constantly ready for the juicy Fox quotes they can spin into a left wing story. Trotta said what the mainstream media should be saying. The Pentagon discovered that men and women are different. I'd add that the pregnancy rate aboard US ships is stunning and that every pregnant sailor who es evacuated leaves a gap in the readiness not to mention a mini sexual soap opera. Trotta is not trying to ridicule women in the Military, she is trying to protect them from harm with information and statistics when the Pentagon apparently refuses to acknowledge the difference between men and women. Who in their right mind thinks that placing women in combat situations is a good idea and reflects well on the condition of the Republic?
     
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    Do you have a link? I would be really interested in reading about that.
     
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    Google media matters/president.
     
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    I think her point was that rapes are happening to often.

    I think should check out what other countries with large numbers of women in combat roles do to alleviate the problem. But I think the US is the country with women being given the largest roles.

    As women become a larger percentage of the combat troops, we need to recognize the realities of life where the women are working and what stresses and issues these changing roles create.

    There have been women in military roles since the Revolution. Does the name Molly Pitcher ring a bell? But with the changing nature of war and the changing nature of society a very large and violent organization has to come to terms with problems that the people in charge (as Ms Trotta suggests) aren't really interested in addressing honestly.
     
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    the link didn't work
     
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    I also think your thread title to be dishonest. No woman should expect to be raped. However we are putting women into places and responsibilities without thinking ahead of time what is in the best interest of both the soldiers and the institution. Nor are we thinking ahead as we ought on how deal with the new realities.

    Bear in mind the folks who don't want women in combat areas are saying that the big danger of rape exists in those areas. If women weren't there, they wouldn't become targets.
     
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    Oh C'mon.... Repubix like rape
     
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    Targets to who?


    (playing devils advocate here)
     
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    why do you think women should expect to be raped, deanie?

    because the only one saying it is you.
     
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