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So I was watching a Law and Order:SVU the other day. It was all about this woman Marine who was raped by a superior officer in Iraq and gets pregnant. Once she is stateside, she goes AWOL as the only way she can get to this specialized (civilian) counseling program for women who were in the military and were raped or assaulted by their fellow officers, because she is getting no help whatsoever from the military. (There is some talk about how common this is.) She is eventually murdered by her rapist, and (this being a Dick Wolfe show) it is deemed to be mostly the fault of the rapist's wife who lures the Marine away so her husband can kill her (the Marine) and dispose of the body of the fetus, thus making sure there is no evidence of the rape, and her (the wife) perfect marriage to this man is not endangered.

ANYWAY, what is the one most frequent commercial during this show? One that airs no less than three times in a one hour show? One of those Army recruitment ads aimed at convincing parents their kids will be better off for enlisting, featuring a woman soldier and her father who is so proud of how well she is treated by the Army and how her self-confidence has soared and how she can handle anything now. Yea, like harassment, abuse, and rape, and being told it's all her fault? Pay attention people, ad placement is important.

Date: 2008-12-21 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starcat-jewel.livejournal.com
Y'know, I personally have no problem with this ad placement whatsodamnever. Women who are thinking about enlisting should be aware that all this crap happens a lot. But yeah, from the POV of the advertiser... not so much.

Date: 2008-12-21 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merlin-t-wizard.livejournal.com
You can't make this stuff up. Life really IS stranger than fiction.


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