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!