VICTIMS RIGHT'S ADVOCATES DEMAND DISMISSAL AS TRUMP SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT THREATENS TO BRING DOWN MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD NCO!!!
Political discord via social media creates a statewide controversy and a bold pronouncement from this group advocating for sex abuse victims. Take a look:
Head of National Guard program should be fired, SNAP says
The head of the Missouri National Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention program should be fired for saying that assault reports by Donald Trump's alleged victims "bore" her.
Messenger: Trump's sexual assault talk 'bores' Missouri Guard's victim advocate
The pain of sexual violence matters, whether it happened ten days or ten years ago. For a purported “victim’s advocate” to say she’d rather hear about recent assaults because older assaults “bore” her is dumb and hurtful.
(Abigail Buhr isn’t being misquoted here. These are her own words, posted on her own Facebook page.)
Buhr says she doesn’t want her public comments to lead others to think she’s “dismissive” of rape victims. Sorry. Too late. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. You can’t proclaim that older victims are “boring” while claiming to care about younger victims.
Buhr has reduced the chance she can be effective. If even one victim of assault in the Guard is weighing whether to report her rapist, is told Buhr is the person to call, finds out what Buhr says, and stays silent in frustration and continues to suffer in silence, that’s a tragedy. And, it’s likely to lead to more sexual violence. That’s a risk that Guard officials should not take.
An apology or a “clarification” isn’t enough. Nor should she be allowed to resign. A strong signal must be sent that the Guard does, indeed, take sexual assault seriously . . .
Read the whole thing on the SNAP site.
You decide . . .