1/3rd of Women in U.S. Military are Raped in the
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According to NPR , “In 2003, a survey of female veterans found that 30 percent said they were raped ...
1/3rd of Women in U.S. Military are Raped
According to NPR, “In 2003, a survey of female veterans found that 30 percent said they were raped in the military. A 2004 study of veterans who were seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder found that 71 percent of the women said they were sexually assaulted or raped while serving. And a 1995 study of female veterans of the Gulf and earlier wars, found that 90 percent had been sexually harassed.”
The BBC recently reported on The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq by Helen Benedict. This book examines the extreme difficulties female soldiers have in serving abroad. Benedict interviewed several women in the military to get a deeper understanding of the issue, and some of their stories were real eye openers.
Army specialist Chantelle Henneberry spoke of some of her experiences in Iraq, “Everybody’s supposed to have a battle buddy in the army, and females are supposed to have one to go to the latrines with, or to the showers – that’s so you don’t get raped by one of the men on your own side. But because I was the only female there, I didn’t have a battle buddy. My battle buddy was my gun and my knife.”
Another study concluded that 90% of all women serving are sexually harassed. Another one estimates that 90% of all the rapes do not get reported, despite supposedly easier ways to report the crime with confidentiality since 2005. Either way, this appears to be an epidemic that needs to be dealt with.
An online discussion from a former soldier whose identity is being protected had this to say, “At least a rape ends. It’s the day-to-day degradation that eats at you. None of my friends who were raped on active duty reported it. Or if we tried, we were told to shut up for ‘morale.’ Working with your rapist on a daily basis isn’t a lot of fun, believe me.”
How the military is dealing with this appears to demonstrate a pattern of sweeping it under the rug. In 2008, 62% of those that were convicted of sexual assault or rape received very lenient punishments such as demotion, suspension, or a written reprimand.
This problem is not confined to the US military either. This abuse is rampant among private defense contractors overseas as well, as recently highlighted by the recent press about Jamie Leigh Jones. Ms. Jones was in Iraq in 2005 when seven Halliburton/KBR employees drugged and brutally gang-raped her. Her injuries were so extensive that she had lacerations to her vagina and anus, her breast implants were ruptured, and her pectoral muscles torn. The response of KBR was to lock her in a shipping container with only a bed, and to deny her food, water, and medical treatment. The rape kit that was taken after she regained consciousness was mysteriously lost.
This crime eventually led to an amendment being added to the defense appropriations bill by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). This would require defense contractors to allow their employees access to US courts in cases of rape or sexual assault, regardless of where they are stationed. The 30 Republican senators voted against this amendment are currently being humiliated on the Republicans for Rape website and by John Stewart on the Daily Show.
More unintended consequenses of the "Do Good, Feel Good" Lefties.
So you feel they should be able to do whatever where ever, with no concequence?
Originally Posted by ViRedd
They don't define "rape." Some women suggest that if a woman regrets having had sex with a man it is rape. They could also be including unwanted touching over the clothes, etc.
Assuming rape means forced penetration I call bullshit. While I believe that a captured female soldier would certainly be raped, I find it beyond belief that this type of thing could go unnoticed on a military base in such dramatic numbers. Where are the news accounts? Surely, many of these would be prevented and the perpetrators prosecuted. It just defies reason.
Secrecy,,,The GangBang chain of command, That's How.
You missed the point. The Progressives thought it would be a good idea to treat women equally by putting them in the foxhole with the men. Bad idea with bad consequences. Just more Progressive bullshit run amok.
Originally Posted by PeachOibleBoiblePeach#1
Tailhook changed the military a great deal.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.- Oscar Wilde
thats total bullshit. spent 20 years in and never heard of a single incident of a rape. and yes, i was high enough in the chain of command to be told. i have had as many as 25 women working for me at one time. dont know what they are including in the stats but that is total bullshit.
I spent time in the military as well and I call bullshit on this story.
I can't take that stuff. For some reason, it makes me feel like I'm 5 inches tall and 300 lbs. I'm between 5'8 and 6' and 175 and 200.
I have a problem with those numbers too.
I do think it's odd though, that ViRedd doesn't dispute the numbers, but instead just says liberals put the women near the men, so it's the liberals fault. Really, that's who you'd blame if it happens? I can just hear a rapist using that defense... "What could I do, a liberal made her work next to me. Yeah, I raped her, but I'm not the one who should be blamed. It's the damn 'feel good' lefties fault."
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