FOX News: Fire Liz Trotta for Blaming Military Rape Survivors!
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FOX News: Fire Liz Trotta for Blaming Military Rape Survivors!

    1. Sarah Albertson
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Albertson

      Bozeman, MT

Liz Trotta has a long history of ignorant, and inflammatory remarks throughout her career in journalism. And every now and then, she crosses the line into degrading, hateful, and utterly inappropriate. Such is the case with her latest controversy on Fox News in which she attempted to address the issue of women serving with men in the military:

Via Huffington Post, Trotta said:

"...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..."

Trotta also alleged that "feminists" have demanded too much money to fund programs for sexual abuse victims. "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," she said.

When the Fox host argued that the programs are necessary to protect those victims. Trotta responded that the purpose of the military is "to defend and protect us, not the people who were fighting the war."

Not only does Ms Trotta express that women should "expect" to be raped "too much" (as if there's an acceptable amount?) while serving their country, but that we do not deserve a chance to seek justice after a violent crime is committed against us. According to Ms Trotta, any money spent in support of sexual assault victims in the military is apparently a waste of America's tax dollars, because we (military) are here to protect... "us" (???)... which apparently does NOT include military personnel themselves. 

Liz Trotta's statements are disrespectful of all who serve and she should not be given a platform to spread this message. Please sign and tell FOX News to fire Liz Trotta immediately!

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    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. AMAZING article on the many fallacies in Trotta's rant

      Sarah Albertson
      Petition Organizer

      It pretty much doesn't get better than this article right here... VERY well said!!

    3. Reached 6,000 signatures
    4. My latest response to this madness

      Sarah Albertson
      Petition Organizer

      A big THANK YOU to everyone at Change.org for supporting this and allowing me to post a guest blog in an attempt to reach more readers! Please take a minute to read and pass along the link below.

    5. This woman has managed to outdo herself in stupidity...

      Sarah Albertson
      Petition Organizer

      In an attempt to backtrack, she basically says, "no, I didn't say all men were rapists, just that all men might rape so women shouldn't get to work..."

      Totally. Makes so much more sense now...

    6. Reached 5,000 signatures
    7. Comedian Jon Stewart on Liz Trotta's commentary

      Sarah Albertson
      Petition Organizer

      Leave it to Jon Stewart to take such a seriously upsetting topic and make us want to giggle about it...

      A huge THANK YOU to the Daily Show for covering this for us, thus helping us further our fight!

    8. Vietnam Veterans of America lend their voice

      Sarah Albertson
      Petition Organizer

      We are not alone in this fight! The Vietnam Veterans of America have spoken out against Ms Trotta's inflammatory remarks. Please read and pass along with this petition! We're making progress!!

    9. Reached 4,000 signatures
    10. Over 650 signatures in less than 2 days!

      Sarah Albertson
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for getting the word out and telling Fox News that we will not support an organization that chooses to employ such ignorant, bigoted, and hateful commentators!

    11. Reached 500 signatures
    12. Military Women Shouldn't "Expect" to Be Raped

      Alex DiBranco
      Petition Organizer

      Sarah Albertson writes: From 2003-2008, I was a United States Marine. Trained as a Russian Linguist, I worked as a Security, Governance, and Economics Analyst. "Property of male Marines" was never in my job description, and therefore I should never have had to "expect" to be raped. Nowhere in my enlistment contract, not even in the fine print, did I agree to sexual assault as a part of the job. Fox News pundit Liz Trotta's comments suggesting that servicewomen should "expect" to be raped because they're in "close contact" with their male colleagues are beyond ignorant; they fall into the category of hate speech.

    13. Over 300 signatures!

      Sarah Albertson
      Petition Organizer

      Nice work, everyone! We exceeded my goal for the day by lunch time! Let's keep up this momentum!

    14. Reached 250 signatures
    15. Over 150 signatures!

      Sarah Albertson
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for continuing to pass this along! Let's see if we can double this today!

    16. Reached 100 signatures
    17. We reached 50!

      Sarah Albertson
      Petition Organizer

      In only a few hours, this petition has made it to 50 people who cared enough to sign! Hopefully it keeps getting passed around and can continue to grow at an accelerated speed!

    18. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Robert Mc Elhany JEFFERSON CITY, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      want equal rights to be

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    • Kimberly Schwier ORLANDO, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Rape survivors are NEVER to blame.

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    • Emilie Gauthier Jolliffe KINGSTON, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      One rape is "too much" and NO ONE deserves or should expect to be raped. Comments made to the public that suggest anything other than this are grounds for your right to comment on a National network to be terminated.

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    • Kitty Martin IPSWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Trotta's comments were truly vile. In this day & age, I'm horrified that there are still people out there who seek to blame the victims of sexual assault.

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    • Larin McDuffie ATLANTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This should not even be a question.

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