Now that we’re done talking about the sacred baby-making bodies of women and how wrong it is to want to help teenagers not ruin their lives and go on MTV to share the ruination with millions, Thinking America has moved on to the military, with the help of useless lump of matter Rick Santorum, to discuss how ridiculous it is that women want to work, let alone on the front lines, let alone in planes bigger than “small planes,” they being the only size of plane fit for the delicate flowers that make up half our population, according to Ricky. Now the insane Liz Trotta has gone on Fox News to defend freaks like Santorum, saying that women should “expect” to get raped or assaulted in the military because, well, “these people are in close contact.”
In a strange, almost human new trend for this network, the host of the show, Eric Shawn, actually tried to knock some sense into Trotta. Her response was “Nice try.” Then she did that whole conservative shtick about how women in the military is one of these really important issues that everyone tries not to talk about. Or just has “accidentally” talked about in a sane and rational way since the beginning of time.
Speaking about a sex abuse report ordered by Secretary Panetta, Trotta distilled the results of the report thusly:
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.
Trotta goes on to say the the whooooole problem is the “bureaucracy” of having an organizational structure that actually helps women in the military out.
And the feminists have also directed them, really, to spend a lot of money. They have sexual counselors all over the place, victims’ advocates, sexual response coordinators. … So, 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.
So basically it’s all just a crazy self-fulfilling prophesy, and if we got rid of all these awful cynical people who advise and protect abuse victims, abuse wouldn’t happen at all! So while we’re at it, let’s get rid of firefighters, the police, and hey, why not the military. People die and houses go up in flames and wars break out because all this bureaucracy is just sitting around like a bunch of assholes waiting for this stuff to happen. [ThinkProgress]