In today’s episode of “What? Did She Really Just Say That?” Liz Trotta, a Fox News contributor, really said:
“But while all of this is going on, just a few weeks ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commented on a new Pentagon report on sexual abuse in the military. 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 feminist.”
I was outraged on so many different levels I became speechless; with my blood simmering away in my veins, I kept thinking this is a woman saying these things! This – this person, Liz Trotta, is espousing this view to millions of people, including young women who are unsure of themselves and still forming their ideas of what being a woman means. She is condoning the view that if a woman puts herself in close contact with a group of men she should expect to be raped. What the … really? Why? Why is it expected that a man will rape a woman in any situation? Why is a woman telling these men, “it’s okay, honey, you couldn’t help it. That bad woman put herself into a man’s position! You had no other choice than to put her in her place” which is what she is really saying. So, Liz, I’m wondering what your views are on females who go into the male dominated world of media? Putting herself front of millions of male viewers in attractive attire (with make-up and all prettified). Is she asking for it? Should she expect to be raped? Maybe all women should put on a burka and stay home barefoot and pregnant? We keep seeing this attitude displayed all over the mainstream media, remember Lara Logan? It has got to stop.
I do not care if a woman walks down a busy New York City street naked with a sign saying “Drill Baby Drill” if she says no, then it’s no. Period. The end. The idea that men are such animals that they can’t help but to rape a woman is absurd and does no one, men or women, any good. The reality of the situation is this: women have been experiencing sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse since they first were allowed into the military. It was new, different, and strange. Men didn’t like those “emotional” women invading their space, so the men were antagonistic and brutal towards them. And those women proved themselves time after time, despite being told to shut up, despite people like Liz Trotta who believe they asked for it, or should have known better. This has got to stop.
Here’s the video:
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