- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Former Green Party presidential candidate and outspoken feminist Roseanne Barr took to Twitter Tuesday expressing her views on arming women.

“Arm the women of the world-send guns and ammo everywhere-train them to make clean headshots. #howtopreventrape,” the actress tweeted.

Her comments come after Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar argued that even if a woman feels like she is going to be raped or if someone is following her, that it doesn’t mean she actually is in danger, and there are rape whistles, call boxes and safe zones for a reason.

“You just don’t know who you’re going to be shooting at,” he said.

But Roseanne disagrees.

“Until women use force to fight force, force will win against them,” she tweeted.

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Mr. Salazar’s comments have sparked a gender debate in the news media, with many pundits and politicians saying he is assuming women are irrational by nature.

“My daughter’s going to be going off to college in about ten years. I can’t imagine her only option’s going to be to outrun her attacker to a call box,” Rep. Lori Saine, R-Colo, told Fox 31. “I think she’s going to be responsible enough to handle a gun.”

Mr. Salazar issued an apology for his comments Monday.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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