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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:46 PM

Senator Martha McSally: I was raped by Air Force superior officer

Source: BBC

A US senator welled up with emotion as she told colleagues she was raped by a superior officer while serving in the Air Force.

Senator Martha McSally, who was the first female US fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she did not report the rape as she felt ashamed and confused.

She also said that she had lacked faith in the system.

The Arizona Republican was testifying to a hearing on the armed services' efforts to prevent sexual assaults.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47477697?ocid=socialflow_twitter

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Reply Senator Martha McSally: I was raped by Air Force superior officer (Original post)
brooklynite Mar 6 OP
EveHammond13 Mar 6 #1
Ptah Mar 6 #5
pnwmom Mar 6 #8
Renew Deal Mar 6 #12
LongtimeAZDem Mar 6 #13
Ptah Mar 6 #14
EveHammond13 Mar 6 #18
progressoid Mar 6 #11
louis c Mar 6 #2
dubyadiprecession Mar 6 #3
atreides1 Mar 6 #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 7 #23
Mr.Bill Mar 6 #6
iluvtennis Mar 6 #7
Crowman2009 Mar 6 #9
AlexSFCA Mar 6 #10
BostonBlue Mar 6 #15
Ptah Mar 6 #17
Ferrets are Cool Mar 6 #19
BostonBlue Mar 7 #24
LogicFirst Mar 6 #16
keithbvadu2 Mar 6 #20
Evolve Dammit Mar 6 #21
totodeinhere Mar 6 #22

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:48 PM

1. I support her and I am sorry this happened to her. However, she let Blasey-Ford twist in the wind

sad.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:56 PM

5. She wasn't a senator then.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:09 PM

8. She had been temporarily appointed to Senator McCain's seat. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:31 PM

12. Wasn't that Jon Kyl?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:31 PM

13. Not at that point; she was appointed three months later. Jon Kyl was in McCain's seat.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:38 PM

14. No she wasn't.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 06:19 PM

18. she made a public statement against Blasey-Ford. could have at least been silent.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:23 PM

11. Same thing with Joni Ernst.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:48 PM

2. Yet, with that experience in her life, she still supports a guy like Trump...

...go figure

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Response to louis c (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:51 PM

3. Republican women get raped?!

Hush up ladies, your party wants you to shut your mouths and pretend like it was consensual.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 7, 2019, 09:43 AM

23. Also not sure of this. She's a thoroughly nasty person.

Right up there with Ann Coulter and Kirsten Nielsen.

She would say anything for personal gain.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:06 PM

6. Then name him, Martha. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:08 PM

7. Bastard.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:12 PM

9. She might want to put her party's feet to fire since that's the case.

Frankly, I wouldn't be part of a political party that would be adamantly supported by my assailants. The officer and SNCO portion of the military is chock full of right-wing assholes who wish women were not in the military.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 06:03 PM

15. At this point I have trouble mustering empathy for anyone who identifies as "GOP".

 

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Response to BostonBlue (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 06:08 PM

17. Rape victims only deserve sympathy if they agree with your politics?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 07:20 PM

19. Let me blow your mind

If they are HYPOCRITES, the answer to your question is YES.
In other words, don't ask for sympathy if you are willing to give none yourself.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 7, 2019, 11:46 AM

24. Her presence as a GOP Senator means more will suffer her fate...

 

she's abetting rapists. Rep Scalise now has a colostomy bag because of the damage that bullets did to him - yet he works everyday to insure that more will suffer the same injuries.

I'll put a finer point on it for you - F these people.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 06:05 PM

16. Sympathy?

Is she looking for a sympathy vote? I don't put anything past her.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 07:45 PM

20. She can trust her fellow republicans and their 'support' for Kavanaugh's accusers who did not report

She can trust her fellow republicans and their 'support' for Kavanaugh's accusers who did not report it quickly?

(sarcasm thingie goes here)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 07:54 PM

21. she felt ashamed and confused. She also said that she had lacked faith in the system.

That's why it continues. Make people believe it's their own damn fault and make the reporting and any accountability embarrassing and cumbersome. Society and the military in particular, has always sucked in this regard. Betsy DeVoss, I'm looking at you as well for your "educational reforms" making it harder for victims to get help.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 10:02 PM

22. Yet she supports Trump and Kavanaugh. Go figure. n/t

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