Rick Santorum has already expressed his man-feelings about the Pentagon's decision to conform official policy to the reality that U.S. servicewomen are already performing front-line support missions in combat zones.
The interesting aspect of Santorum's critique wasn't the sexism, it's his implied view of the entire military as NOT the most professional combat force the world has ever seen, but rather an (increasingly gay) discotheque in which soldiers spend most of their time humping like bunnies and then shed mission-compromising freedom tears when their homo- or hetero- sexual partners are placed in danger.
This is absurd, but it lacks a certain misogynistic nastiness that I've come to expect from discussions of women in the military. Take it away Liz Trotta of Fox News…
LIZ TROTTA (Fox News contributor): Well, it's a controversy that won't be a controversy because of political correctness. But we have women once more, the feminist, going, wanting to be warriors and victims at the same time…
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.
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.
[ERIC] SHAWN (Fox Co-Anchor): Well, many would say that they need to be protected, and there are these sexual programs, abuse programs, are necessary –
TROTTA: That's funny, I thought the mission of the Army, and the Navy, and four services was to defend and protect us, not the people who were fighting the war.
SHAWN: Well, you certainly want the people fighting the war to be protected from anything that could be illegal.
TROTTA: Oh, look, I mean, that's — nice try Eric. This whole question of women in the military has not been aired properly, and it's the great sleeping giant.
Nice try, Eric! Everyone knows the military is no place for a woman to be sexually assaulted, when they can be raising a rape gift baby in Rick Santorum's America.
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