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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-01-08 05:43 PM
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41. sickening trend
Has anyone else noticed that since the right took over, we've had a resurgence in anti-feminism? Girls gone wild videos, young girl celebrities who are empty shells remade into barbie dolls, etc? Even their news casters look like this.

Don't get me wrong; I am NOT anti-femininity or anti-beauty or anti-sexy. But we are cranking out young girls who believe their only power lie in their sexuality (and not their real sexuality, but the one measured by its ability to get attention from the male) and have no qualms shedding all personal boundaries because of it. This phenomena speaks to the belief system of those in charge. What is underneath this? IMO, it's a deliberate attempt to recreate ownership of the female womb and in doing so, it becomes necessary to devalue all else. These are fundies who see women as breeders, not people.

So our military acts on these beliefs. Odd that a soldier is supposed to be honored and revered for their service, but it is OK for a woman to be beaten, raped, abused and left dead in such a nauseatingly hate-filled way and the folks in charge will IGNORE it? Where is the honor of a woman? Where is the great reverence we are supposed to show for John McCain because he is a vet? If someone dared to scratch him, we'd hear an uproar from around this country of outrage. But here is a young woman, beaten and raped, and we hear nothing.

My heart is broken for her parents and friends, my heart is broken even for the empty, soulless people who did this to her for what kind of person do you have to be to do something this atrocious? Is this not torture? To die as you are being raped and having acid poured into your body to cover up the crime? This is the worst form of abuse and torture I can imagine.

Shame on this government. Shame on the military and shame on the people responsible.

I am so focused on getting this country back and establishing a norm wherein things like this can be addressed in a proper forum. We are not a democracy, we are not civilized, we are not free. And when we teach, through our actions, that this kind of behavior will be tolerated toward the other gender, other race, other religion, other anything, we are too far from humane. I hope for the return of justice, humanity, sanity and civility.
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  -U.S. Military Covers up Murder: Says Soldier Beat Herself to Death kpete  Jul-31-08 07:39 PM   #0 
  - K & R  jazzy062   Jul-31-08 07:43 PM   #1 
  - Another PR victory for the military.  napoleon_in_rags   Jul-31-08 07:45 PM   #2 
  - Under the 'leadership; of Commander AWOL & VP Five Deferments Cheney,  SpiralHawk   Jul-31-08 07:47 PM   #3 
  - loss for words...  DearAbby   Jul-31-08 07:49 PM   #4 
  - I hate to split hairs, but...  madeline_con   Jul-31-08 07:49 PM   #5 
  - She was shot in the back of the head  Canuckistanian   Jul-31-08 07:57 PM   #10 
     - Sorry.  madeline_con   Jul-31-08 08:19 PM   #15 
        - and she was shot with an M-16  CatWoman   Jul-31-08 08:31 PM   #19 
        - Her face was intact enough to detect  madeline_con   Jul-31-08 08:40 PM   #23 
           - Not to mention...  nachoproblem   Aug-01-08 06:32 PM   #45 
        - I had heard it earlier on NovaM radio  Canuckistanian   Jul-31-08 08:36 PM   #20 
  - K&R  Swede   Jul-31-08 07:49 PM   #6 
  - Someone in the Army thinks Fight Club was a documentary? n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jul-31-08 07:50 PM   #7 
  - I never thought I'd see the day the Army would take a 5 foot 100 pound female.  2KS2KHonda   Jul-31-08 07:51 PM   #8 
  - They are desperate  Mandate My Ass   Jul-31-08 07:54 PM   #9 
  - I don't think her size was being criticized. n/t  madeline_con   Jul-31-08 08:22 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, if we only could get our 7 feet tall DU trolls to sign up...  entanglement   Jul-31-08 07:58 PM   #12 
  - 7 feet tall? Yeah, right.  DCKit   Jul-31-08 10:20 PM   #27 
  - ouch...  fascisthunter   Aug-01-08 02:01 PM   #31 
  - I've seen smaller ones  jmowreader   Aug-01-08 02:54 PM   #34 
  - "Military justice is to justice what military music is to music." (Groucho Marx)  pnorman   Jul-31-08 07:58 PM   #11 
  - Our glorious military..cover up? Perish the thought.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-31-08 07:59 PM   #13 
  - what they are doing to our women is horrendous  lovuian   Jul-31-08 08:04 PM   #14 
  - Killers killing killers? Oh no's. 20% of women in the military get raped or sexually assaulted...  L0oniX   Jul-31-08 08:28 PM   #17 
  - And those are just the ones that admit it  Canuckistanian   Jul-31-08 08:37 PM   #21 
  - Sickening and saddening. What the hell is happening to our country?  Alexander   Jul-31-08 08:30 PM   #18 
  - Fascism or corporate authoritarianism. With it, rampant sexism as well.  Selatius   Jul-31-08 08:40 PM   #22 
  - 81 Pages of More Stories Like This One  Wiley50   Jul-31-08 08:41 PM   #24 
  - Why does the Military get to investigate itself?  Disturbed   Jul-31-08 08:50 PM   #25 
     - BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT THE HEAVY WEAPONS. DUH  bertman   Aug-01-08 03:37 PM   #39 
  - K&R n/t  Wilms   Jul-31-08 09:43 PM   #26 
  - ... n/t  vickiss   Jul-31-08 10:52 PM   #28 
  - Our military has become a disgrace, bombing wedding parties,  Jesuswasntafascist   Aug-01-08 10:03 AM   #29 
  - Correction: U.S. Military Covers up MurderS  L0oniX   Aug-01-08 01:33 PM   #30 
  - god damn it  fascisthunter   Aug-01-08 02:03 PM   #32 
  - This has got to be the most ridiculous story of the year.  spenbax   Aug-01-08 02:21 PM   #33 
  - jTime to start the draft back up.  bagrman   Aug-01-08 02:54 PM   #35 
  - Isn't this like falling down the stairs fifteen times?  jmowreader   Aug-01-08 02:56 PM   #36 
  - Cenk of TYT had a hell of a rant about this...  IndependentDem   Aug-01-08 03:13 PM   #37 
  - When will this case...  AnneD   Aug-01-08 03:33 PM   #38 
  - This was a hate crime against this young female soldier  whistle   Aug-01-08 04:08 PM   #40 
  - sickening trend  CitizenPatriot   Aug-01-08 05:43 PM   #41 
  - ....  OwnedByFerrets   Aug-01-08 06:25 PM   #42 
  - We are still supposed to bow down and kiss  OwnedByFerrets   Aug-01-08 06:26 PM   #43 
  - MURDER, that's what we call it in the United States.  sfexpat2000   Aug-01-08 06:30 PM   #44 
  - She sure was serious about it, wasn't she? k&r damn those who do this& those who cover it up.  uppityperson   Aug-01-08 06:42 PM   #46 
  - It's Dreadful...what our Service Folks in Military are going through...and the women...  KoKo01   Aug-01-08 07:13 PM   #47 

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