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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! US Army Staff Sgt. Sandra Lee

October 19th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Last week marked the first annual Military Rape Awareness Week, sponsored by Veterans For Peace, a non-profit and officially-recognized United Nations NGO comprised of military veterans seeking alternatives to war.

Military Rape Awareness Week was conceived as a response to a recent Veterans Administrative Study funded by the US Army Medical Corps that found 1 in 3 women in the military have been raped.

US Army Reserves Staff Sgt. Sandra Lee, who was raped twice while serving in Iraq, is one of those women. She spoke at the week’s kickoff event, at the Times Square Recruiting Station in NYC:

1 in 3 servicewomen raped in the military.

Wow.

And we’re worried about gays in the military because why?

[Veterans For Peace]

Thanks, @erwinism!

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Bill O’Reilly Proves He’s Sympathetic to Rape Victims by Victimizing a Female Journalist

March 26th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Last weekend, Bill O’Reilly stalked ThinkProgress journalist Amanda Terkel while she was on vacation and ambushed her with a camera, all because Terkel had pointed out how creepy it was that O’Reilly was going to host a fundraiser for rape victims when he had played “blame the rape victim” on his show in the past. Specifically, Terkel cited that in 2006, O’Reilly said about 18 year-old rape and murder victim Jennifer Moore:

Now Moore, Jennifer Moore, 18, on her way to college. She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff. Now, again, there you go. So every predator in the world is gonna pick that up at two in the morning.

In retaliation, O’Reilly sent one of his minions to corner Terkel in Virginia and try to shame her on camera:

Keith Olbermann had Terkel on his show Tuesday and speculated that with O’Reilly’s ratings and relevance down these days, “We all knew Bill O’Reilly would do something to try to force the spotlight back onto him.”

And the only thing missing from O’Reilly’s desperate bid for attention was him putting on a miniskirt and a midriff-baring halter top.

Shocked he overlooked that detail!

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