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  •  It's not about men being dumb (0+ / 0-)

    It's about them being old, out of touch and thus lacking the necessary empathy for the victims. Women, naturally, are more sensitive to these issues because it doesn't require as much empathy, since the idea of them putting themselves in the victims shoes is not a big leap.

    It's no coincidence that where republican  male and female politicians have the biggest break is on these issues, just look at VAWA earlier this year. Almost all the women voted for it, with about 80% of the republican men voting against it.

    •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

      Because in my experience women are MUCH harder to convince than men when it comes to sexual assault.  The female commanders I have worked for have been much tougher questioning victims than male commanders.  In fact most male commanders try to punt to courts martial much faster than female commanders.  Male commanders would rather send it to trial because they know how ugly things can get.

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 03:21:25 PM PDT

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