Not all men are rapists, but even one gives all men a bad rap. However, the level of sexual assault in the military, against women, should leave a bad taste in the mouths of all men.
When a person puts on a uniform and takes the oath of service, they are signing a contract to protect us from our enemies both foreign and domestic. They are not expecting to be assaulted by the very people who are supposed to have their backs.
“Off The Battlefield, Military Women Face Risks From Male Troops” http://www.npr.org/2013/03/20/174756788/off-the-battlefield-military-women-face-risks-from-male-troops
“Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken'” http://www.npr.org/2013/03/21/174840895/sexual-violence-victims-say-military-justice-system-is-broken
“Under military regulations, a commander who convenes a court martial, known as the convening authority, has the sole discretion to reduce or set aside guilty verdicts and sentences or to reverse a jury’s verdict. That is what the convening officer, a lieutenant general, did in this case, overturning the colonel’s conviction and having him released from the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston where he was serving a year’s sentence after which he was to be dismissed from the service”. http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/03/19/4706526/sexual-assault-in-the-military.html
“Sex assault rarely punished in military, victims say” http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/17/sex-assault-rarely-punished-in-military/1993227/
This goes on and on.
People, this is a national shame! Why are we still blaming the victims? Why is this not being punished? Why is this occurring on such a massive scale?
We need to support our troops, every single one of them.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III