Tonight Glenn Beck interviewed five women who had been raped.
**One was in a church parking lot at noon putting her two children in their car seats; he hit her with a brick and raped her in front of her children.
**One was in a parking garage and had walked there with friends in a group. She said if a call box had been above her head, it wouldn’t have helped. The campus was a “safe zone.” She could see the campus police station—it was closed.
**One was in her own home, in bed asleep with a roommate in the next room who didn’t hear it.
**One experienced date rape after her drink was drugged.
**One was jogging and was attacked from behind and dragged into a woods. She was raped for six hours, and afterwards he carefully cleaned her up to destroy any evidence.
Only one of the five actually had a concealed carry permit, but she was in a gun free zone (she was law abiding) and didn’t have the gun; but the rapist had a gun and raped her. Maybe she couldn’t have stopped it, but he went on to rape other women and even murdered one. One woman said she was within 50 ft. of a police car. Another said she could smell bacon frying in a near by house. There was no one to call; no one to help.
These were the lucky ones—they weren’t killed. All own guns now. Four of the five rapists are in jail—one isn’t. He’s out there. Rape is not about sex, it’s about power, and it’s about evil. The mother with 2 children said only 3% of rapists ever go to jail—and they know it. Twenty years ago a woman was raped every 6 minutes said the jogger about her experience; now it’s every 2 minutes.
Call boxes don’t work. Closed police stations can’t help. They are no match for a knife or gun. All the women thought Democratic Senator Salazar was a sexist who ridiculed women’s ability to protect themselves ( “if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble and when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop — pop a round at somebody”) and denied the reality of the dangers rapists present for women.
Why is it a War on Women if taxpayers don’t want to pay for free contraception, but not a War against Women to deny them the right to protect themselves? How does making one woman defenseless protect another woman against a violent crime?