Antoinette Bonsignore

Antoinette Bonsignore, J.D., is a Seattle based workers’ rights advocate most recently focused on worker compensation issues.  She is a regular blogger for NARAL Pro-Choice WA and has blogged for RH Reality Check and the National Women’s Political Caucus of WA.  She lives in Redmond, WA.

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - 9:19am
Will the Media Give Leon Panetta the Same Pass Provided to Robert Gates on the Military’s Rape Epidemic?
As Secretary Robert Gates makes his final rounds of adulatory media rounds discussing the U.S.’s ongoing wars around the world, it is truly remarkable and sadly unsurprising that no one in the media has questioned Secretary Gates about the lawsuit filed against him and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for their failure to address to the military’s ongoing and shocking rape and sexual assault epidemic affecting female and male servicemembers. The lawsui
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Friday, April 1, 2011 - 4:01pm
The Military's Rape and Sexual Assault Epidemic
On February 15, 2011, fifteen female and two male military veterans filed a class action lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and current Defense Secretary Robert Gates. A second round of plaintiffs will likely be announced in early April. These veterans have charged the defendants with the wholesale and systematic failure to protect servicemembers from being oftentimes repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted while serving in the military; and with a failure to investigate and
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