Mar 13, 2013

The Invisible War (Military Rape) & The Violence Against Women Act

CBS News : "The Invisible War" documentary

Documentary Trailer:
The Invisible War Trailer from Kirby Dick on Vimeo.

The Invisible War: watch the trailer - video: Over 500,000 cases of sexual assault have been reported by members of the US military, yet rape and other attacks have been shown to be poorly handled by the forces' disciplinary bodies. Kirby Dick's Oscar-nominated documentary talks to victims of assault and asks why the military isn't doing more to protect them

Military rape victims urge accountability...


1. "From denying abortion to military rape victims, to aiming for total bans in the states, the GOP's assault continues"

2. Article: "Raped in the military, then raped by Congress"

3. "Legitimate rape" stops pregnancy because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," says McKaskill's GOP opponent

4. From Mother Jones: "Under Ryan's pro-life bill, a rapist could go to court and prevent his victim from getting an abortion."

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Doctors debunk Rep. Todd Akin's comments on rape and pregnancy

The source of the "legitimate rape" rumors which have become GOP party policy

Rick Santorum on abortion: A child conceived through rape should be accepted as a 'gift from God'

Arizona lawmakers declare that pregnancy begins two weeks before conception

Paul Ryan's Record Looks Alot Like Todd Akins

A GOP Woman Caught Lying Or She Thought USA Is India!

Given rape in the military, women lying during a rape debate (over that sex-selective thing), and the following violence against women act evidence, how can you call the GOP anthing but anti-woman?

WASHINGTON — When the House votes Thursday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, ending a drawn-out fight over whether some groups should be afforded protections under the bill, the measure will likely pass with a minority of Republicans supporting it. In a House led by a Republican conference at odds with itself, which includes a sizable ideologically motivated bloc inclined to oppose almost any major legislation, this dynamic might be the new normal. On Wednesday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz said House Republicans "always saw this on the horizon" and had accepted that the Senate bill would ultimately come to a vote — even though the majority of House Republicans oppose protections for LGBT, Native American, and immigrant women included in the Senate version. 

Here's How a GOP Congressman Opposed the Violence Against Women Act—Then Pretended He Was for It

By now, most Americans know that Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on February 28, giving the government the resources to better investigate, prosecute, and stopviolent crimes against women. Lawmakers have proudly announced that they helped pass the law—in some cases even when they voted against it.

Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) was one of the 160 Republicans who voted against the reauthorization of VAWA. Prior to that, he had voted for a GOP version of the bill put forth in the House, which gutted key protections for Native Americans, members of the LGBT community, and undocumented immigrants. The bill was rejected by the House. Nevertheless, Fortenberry issued a statement on February 28 suggesting that he supported both versions of the bill, according to screenshots from his official website obtained by Mother Jones. Later that day, after his office started receiving criticism of his statement, Fortenberry changed the statement to more accurately reflect his actual vote. Here is what was changed and added, marked up in red: 

Republican congresswoman upset Violence Against Women Act included ‘other different groups’Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee said Monday that she voted against the Violence Against Women Act because it protected “other different groups.”

Last Report: After proposing a non-starter version of the Violence Against Women Act, House Republicans are backing down and signaling that they will clear the way for a vote on the bipartisan Senate version of the bill, which includes expanded protections for LGBT women, Native Americans, and undocumented immigrants.

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