• Petitioned State Rep. Ray Rodrigues

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State Rep. Ray Rodrigues

Tell Rep. Kathleen Passidomo that blaming a child for her rape is UNACCEPTABLE AND DANGEROUS

    1. Petition by

      Tara Roeder

      LIC, NY

It’s hard to believe that anyone would hold an 11 year old girl responsible for a brutal gang rape.  Yet this is exactly what Florida Rep. Kathleen Passidomo has done.

At a debate over instituting school dress codes, Passidomo referred to the recent case in Texas where 18 men attacked an 11 year old child, stating: “There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute […] And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students.” (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/03/16/republican-lawmaker-blames-11-year-old-victim-of-alleged-gang-rape/)

Tell Passidomo that such dangerous rhetoric has no place in any conversation.  Remind her that dress codes don’t stop rape, that rape victims don’t “cause” the violence against them, and that the only ones responsible for rape are the men who do it.  Period.

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    • Denise Canter GREAT MILLS, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      How DARE you blame an 11 year old child for the brutal actions of 18 grown men. Ma'am, YOU are exactly what it wrong with our country, and I will do all I can to ensure you don't get another term. As a fellow woman, you embarrass me, and the rest of our gender. Shame on you.

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    • MALISA HARLING SEMINOLE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      An apology and some sensitivity training is in order.

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    • Ashira Brooke BOYNTON BEACH, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Interesting how on one hand we condemn Muslim countries for how they treat their women and on the other blame an 11 yr old for being gang raped by 18 men who should know what "NO! DON'T RAPE ME" means and control themselves. Good job, "Representative". You Do NOT Represent ME.

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    • Daryl Pauley SPRINGFIELD, MO
      • over 3 years ago

      You should resign and never let your face be seen in public again.

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    • arlene mullen VENICE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      RECALL this woman who wants to BLAME the victim!

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