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Iowa GOP´s Joni Ernst:
I´ve been sexually harassed in military

USA Today, by Catalina Camia

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/15/2014 6:38:36 PM

Iowa Senate hopeful Joni Ernst said she experienced sexual harassment in the military and would support a bill to remove investigations outside of the military’s chain of command. Ernst told Time in an interview published online Friday that she experienced “comments, passes, things like that” during her military service over the last 21 years. The GOP Senate nominee, a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves, recently returned to the campaign trail after two weeks of military training. “These were some of things where I was able to say stop and it simply stopped but there are other circumstances both for

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I´m not saying it didn´t happen, but this is a "subjective" matter when adding the military into the mix. There is a difference between a perceived form of hazing and an actual assault, which is what should really be addressed. With 0bama´s military, I would find the lines with men blurred intentionally in favor of the homosexual.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: scrubber, 8/15/2014 7:16:12 PM     (No. 9967630)

I wish she hadn´t said this. Sounds like a Democrat lying and whining.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: corndoggies, 8/15/2014 7:20:18 PM     (No. 9967631)

This is supposed to be our Great Hope for the party? Puleeze. I´ve been a woman in men dominated business for most of my working life. Has a man ever flirted or made sexual comments? Of course. Have a ever felt "harrassed"? Only by the ugly ones.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Passion, 8/15/2014 7:26:57 PM     (No. 9967636)

Exactly #1 - this is NOT HOW A REPUBLICAN wins.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/15/2014 7:50:33 PM     (No. 9967659)

Boy I agree #2. I tell you something else. I have seen a heckuva lot of inappropriate flirty behavior by WOMEN to good-looking men at work too. Zip it Joni!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: shimmer128, 8/15/2014 7:56:11 PM     (No. 9967666)

Oh my gosh! Passes, comments!! She was raped!!!!!

She even admits that she said stop and they stopped (for her) I know too that with others, maybe they wouldn´t stop. But why did she even bring it up? She is adding anything to the discussion at all.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/15/2014 7:59:05 PM     (No. 9967668)

I don´t know about the context of her comments, but a better way to settle this is to jerk some of these clowns up by the stacking swivel and put them out of the service.

No place in civilian or the military for sexual harassment.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/15/2014 8:23:43 PM     (No. 9967689)

Like beauty, sexual harassment is in the eye of the beholder. Instead of all that hoo-ha, just take the women out of the military and let it go back to being a boys´ club. /s

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WIBadger, 8/15/2014 8:24:24 PM     (No. 9967690)

Spot on #4. This sort of thing goes both ways.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/15/2014 8:52:18 PM     (No. 9967721)

Joni Ernst should not let the left bait her into making stupid comments. They do not have her best interests at heart, want to destroy her, so sometimes it would be best to say nothing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/15/2014 10:00:31 PM     (No. 9967752)

Well, she has Ted Cruz on her side in the sexual assault issue, as the article makes clear if you read it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: horacer, 8/15/2014 10:53:32 PM     (No. 9967772)

I read this, she said she experienced “comments, passes, things like that” I didn´t see her say anything about harassment. It´s a fact that women in the army harass and are harassed. I have no problem with her speaking out about it. It hurts readiness.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chumley, 8/16/2014 1:14:00 AM     (No. 9967804)

When you put boys and girls together, hormones will kick in. It is more basic to human nature than rules, regulations or laws. The pursuits WILL begin immediately. This is especially true in the military, which is a closed society and any woman who appears half human and is breathing will get prompt attention.
Want it to stop? Its easy. Don´t put them together. It aint rocket science.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: shimmer128, 8/16/2014 2:29:10 AM     (No. 9967823)

Joni Ernst said she experienced sexual harassment in the military ...... she experienced “comments, passes, things like that” during her military service over the last 21 years.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/16/2014 7:17:23 AM     (No. 9967906)

If you end with a military where the men, rather than the women, "sexually harass" other men, you´ve got to wonder just what has been accomplished with all the feminization (sp?) of the military?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: provide, 8/16/2014 7:51:28 AM     (No. 9967940)

Most of the local ads against her show the Koch brothers, Big Oil and board rooms of greedy white men.

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