Raped Soldiers

Posted by – November 18, 2008

Here’s another update – and more chilling news – about the astronomical levels of rape and sexual harassment inflicted on female soldiers serving in the US military. To really add insult to injury, the military’s health insurance plan doesn’t pay for rape kits in many circumstances.

This is embarassing and pathetic for us as a country.

In the meantime, Ann Dunwoody has become the first female four-star general. Maybe she can do something about it.

2 Comments on Raped Soldiers

  1. divadarya says:

    “women serving in the U.S. military today are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq,”(Jane Harman /Congress D/CA)

    Fuck.

  2. VivaZoya says:

    This is so crazy. I mean, I’ve been in the military, and if anyone had messed with me, I would have KICKED THEIR AZZ or died trying. This is so beyond the pale – a soldier violating a fellow soldier, it’s the antithesis of honorable service. For SHAME. I heart General Dunwoody. I hope she can make a difference. The main problem is the military justice system and the burden of proof. They are much more likely to wish it all away, or pretend the women “asked for it”, so the troop ranks won’t be diminished. I wonder how the current culture shift in allowing gays to openly serve will affect this dynamic? Makes me anxious.

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