Florida Republican WOMAN, blames Texas girl for having been gangraped


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Kathleen Passidomo

Some weeks ago I read about the horrible gang rape in Texas, an 11-year old girl was raped by 18 men and teenagers. The Florida Republican Kathleen Passidomo blames the parents of the girl for allowing her to go to school dressed "as a prostitute" and thinks that Florida should learn from this horrible incident by enforcing dress codes in schools to avoid such things happening here.

During debate over a bill that would legislate a dress code for Florida students, the so called sagging pants bill, Passidomo said; "There was an article about an 11- year- old girl who was gang raped in Texas because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute...And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it's incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and grow up in proper attire so what happened Texas doesn't happen to our students."  
So this woman, who is a LAWYER, thinks that we, in the year 2011, in the US, shall blame 11-year-old girls for them being raped and abused by 18 men on the way they dress. So had she been wearing a burka school uniform, she would not have been raped?
The girl, though,  gave the POOR GUYS no choice but gangraping her, dressing "like a prostitute". Now I am confused, I thought the Republicans do not want the government to tell us what to do, and that we all have the individual right to pursue happiness, isn't dressing the way you like a very obvious way of pursuing happiness? Why should our government tell us how to dress.
A true republican or teabagger spin on this story would be "dress as you like girl, but carry a gun to protect yourself, and don't expect us to waste taxpayers' money on prosecuting men that rape women we deem dress like prostitutes, and by the way we know how they dress as many of us use their services regularely."
Another question I have for this woman is how we tell the tourists flocking to Florida beaches to not wear bathing suits that might tempt men to gangrape them. We need to warn tourists coming from countries where women have the right to dress the way they want and that abolished dress codes (government telling them how to dress) centuries ago.
The best thing would be to sell special rape safe beach cover-ups to these women who does not understand that the way they dress will give men the right to rape them.
 
I must say that if chief prosecutor Marianne Ny, in Sweden, trying to criminalize men that have sex with their wifes while the wife might be at sleep, is crazy in her own way, Kathleen Passidomo is crazy on the opposite side of the extremes. Both are are serious threats to their nations' health and soundness though.

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1 - "Editor" [what is his/her name?] uses the familiar polemical tactic of reading things into a statement that aren't there. Her/his article drips with pseudo-feminist propaganda about alleged attitudes of people who are not on his/her end of the political spectrum.

Let's look at Kathleen Passimodo's statement again: "There was an article about an 11- year- old girl who was gang raped in Texas because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute...".

This statement is compatible with the rapists themselves having given that as a reason for the rape. Where is "Editor"s evidence that this is not the case?

To continue:

"And her parents let her attend school like that."

Blaming the parents for the rape? Hardly. Since the girl was 11, she is an unemancipated minor, and hence everything she does is legally the responsibility of the parents. The statement immediately segues into the following, without any ellipsis:

"And I think it's incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and grow up in proper attire so what happened Texas doesn't happen to our students."

So, since parents can't ALL be counted on to do it, it is incumbent on...etc.

Not satisfied with accusing Kathleen Passidomo of blaming the parents, "Editor" goes on to write something that no responsible,sane adult should read into Passimodo's words:

"So this woman, who is a LAWYER, thinks that we, in the year 2011, in the US, shall blame 11-year-old girls for them being raped and abused by 18 men on the way they dress."

Not content with that, "Editor" even made this particular charge the basis for the title of the whole article.

Since "Editor" is presumably sane, she/he stands accused by me of being irresponsible.

One parting shot: does "Editor" want all school dress codes abolished so that girls will have complete freedom to dress in school as this girl dressed? The dig about "burkha"s makes this a reasonable question to ask, I believe.

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