This weekend was a mess of disappointing news and clips for anti-sexual violence creators. If you haven't read Meg's blog post about Weiss and Barstool sports, you should definately check it out. On another note, Fox news featured Liz Trotta in one of the segments to talk about new proposed legislation to allow women in more frontline positions. Instead the conversation downward spiraled into a conversation about sexual assault in the military, that women should expect to be raped, and that the Department of Defense should be spending its money on the war rather than on responding to the sexual assaults that are occuring.
This is an extremely disheartening and offensive message to send, both to the troops and society. Troops, both male and female, deserve to be treated with care and dignity and to have resources if they have been sexually assaulted. Sexual assault in the military is extremely high for both women and men. There have been many responses to this segment already. I would like to direct you to the one composed by Media Matters as they offer a pretty comprehenisive and thoughtful reaction to the segment.
Written by: Stacey