Skip to comments.Rates of Homosexual Assault in the Military Are Disproportionately High
Posted on 10/15/2010 1:57:56 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
Less than three percent of Americans are homosexual or bisexual.
Major national surveys of sexual behavior have consistently shown that less than three percent of the American population identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual. This was acknowledged by a coalition of thirty-one leading homosexual rights groups in an amicus brief which they filed in the 2003 U. S. Supreme Court case of Lawrence v. Texas. Their brief declared:
The most widely accepted study of sexual practices in the United States is the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS). The NHSLS found that 2.8% of the male, and 1.4% of the female, population identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. See Laumann et al., The Social Organization of Sex: Sexual Practices in the United States (1994).2
Of course, some people who do not self-identify as homosexual or bisexual may at times nevertheless engage in homosexual acts. On the other hand, some who do identify as homosexual or bisexual may not be sexually active for some period of time. However, if we measure homosexual conduct rather than homosexual or bisexual self-identification, the numbers remain similar. According to the same survey cited in the homosexual groups amicus brief, only 2.7% of men and 1.3% of women reported having any same-gender sex partners in the year prior to the survey.3
Therefore, if the propensity of homosexuals to engage in sexual assault is essentially the same as that of heterosexuals, we would expect the total percentage of sexual assaults that are homosexual in nature to be similar to the percentage of the population who engage in homosexual conduct in general. 5
Of course, it is difficult to know the percentage of currently serving military personnel who self-identify as homosexual or bisexual or who engage in homosexual acts, both because surveys of the military are difficult to conduct and because current law would give homosexuals a strong incentive to conceal such conduct. However, given the strong terms of the law against homosexuality in the military (and even the constraints on openness of the much weaker Dont Ask Dont Tell policy), it seems logical to assume that the percentage of military personnel who are homosexual is likely to be lower than it is in the civilian population. It is hard to come up with even a plausible theory to suggest how it could be higher.
Nevertheless, more than eight percent of sexual assaults in the military are homosexual in nature. This is nearly three times what would be expected.
If the likelihood of homosexual assault is equal to the likelihood of homosexual conduct in the population as a whole, we would expect less than three percent of sexual assault cases in the military to be homosexual in nature (that is, male on male or female on female).
This, however, is not what Department of Defense data reveals. FRC has reviewed the case synopses of all 1,643 reports of sexual assault reported by the four branches of the military for Fiscal Year 2009 (October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009). Our startling finding was that over eight percent of all military sexual assault cases were homosexual in nature.4 This suggests that homosexuals in the military are about three times as likely to commit sexual assaults than heterosexuals are, relative to their numbers.5
A similar figure was reported by the New York Times in a news article on the release of the Pentagons sexual assault report in Marchbut was virtually ignored in the debate over the law on homosexuality in the military. Citing a telephone interview with Kaye Whitley, the director of the Pentagons sexual assault prevention and response office, the Times reported, Of all the assaults, . . . 7 percent were male on male.6 (FRCs analysis showed that 7.55% of all cases were male on male, and an additional 0.61% were female-on-female, adding up to a total (with rounding) of 8.2% which were homosexual in nature.)
One could offer a number of hypotheses as to the reasons for the high rates of homosexual assault. If homosexuals were three times as prevalent in the military as in the general population, then this rate of sexual assault would not be disproportionatebut as we have noted, the current law regarding homosexuality in the military makes it likely that the percentage of homosexuals in the military is less than in the general public, not more (in which case, the disproportionate nature of the rate of homosexual assault may be even greater 6 i.e., four or five times more likely, or more). It would also be theoretically possible that homosexual assaults might be more likely to be reported, while heterosexual assaults are more likely to go unreported. However, it seems more likely that the opposite would be the casehomosexual assault cases are probably less likely to be reported, given the stigma that a heterosexual soldier might feel about having been homosexually assaulted. Again, if homosexual report cases are under-reported, as seems more likely, then the actual rate of homosexual assault may be even more disproportionate.
Since the hypotheses above seem implausible, it is hard to escape the conclusion that, in fact, homosexual and bisexual servicemembers are, on average, more likely to engage in sexual assault than are heterosexual servicemembers. This could reflect the well-documented fact that homosexual men have far more sexual partners in general than do heterosexuals.7 It could reflect in some way the higher rates of domestic violence that have been documented among homosexuals.8 Or it could reflect the general higher rates of psychological disorders that have been identified in homosexuals.9 An alternative explanation would be that precisely because of the situations of forced intimacy in the military, and because servicemembers may not be as much on guard against the possibility of same-sex sexual assault, homosexuals simply have greater opportunity to sexually exploit others than heterosexuals do. Regardless of whether the true explanation is one of these or some combination of them, the data clearly indicated that homosexual conduct poses a uniquely elevated risk to good order, morale and discipline in the military. Risk of homosexual assault in sleeping quarters FRC and other supporters of the current law have pointed out the risks involved in having servicemembers share living quarters with persons of the same sex who may be sexually attracted to them. This concern is borne out by many of the case synopses reported by the Pentagon. Consider the following cryptic case descriptions of on-base assaults, quoted directly from the Pentagons report:10
Victim #1 awoke to Subject touching his genitals.11
Victim awoke in his rack to a hand moving up and down his leg and touching his groin area.12
Asleep in his rack, Victim #1 felt a hand grab his genitals and Subjects wrist. Subject then fled the room. Victim #2 woke up to Subject grabbing his inner thigh area and he confronted the Subject.13 7
Victim awoke in BEQ to Subject kissing his neck and trying to put his hand in his pants to touch his genitals.14
Victim reported that Subject touched his crotch on three occasions as he slept.15
Subject groped Victim #1s genitals in their room and groped Victim #2s genitals when he was asleep.16
Victim and Subject were off base at a bar and Victim got highly intoxicated. Subject said he would take Victim back to his barracks room but instead took Victim to his (subjects) barracks room. Subject orally and ally sodomized Victim while he was in and out of consciousness. Subjects computer was seized and numerous images of child porn were found.17
Victim was sleeping and awoke to find Subject performing oral sex on him without his consent.18
Victim was asleep at his computer station when Subject videotaped himself (Subject) touching Victims head with his (Subjects) genitals.19
Victim claimed Subject (his roommate) slid his hand under Victims boxer shorts and caressed his buttocks and attempted to grab his p---s. Victim awoke while the touching was going on and engaged in a physical altercation with Subject.20
After a night of heavy drinking, Subject got on top of Victims #1 and #2 as they slept and kissed face, neck, and stomach before being told to stop.21
Subject groped Victims crotch several times when helping Victim, who was intoxicated, into his bunk.22
Risk of homosexual assault in bathrooms and showers. FRC and other supporters of the existing law also point out the loss of privacy involved in being forced to share facilities such as bathrooms and showers with homosexuals, and thus appearing partially or fully unclothed before people who may view them as a sexual object. There are also cases in which homosexual assaults in the military have taken place in such contexts. Note these examples (which include one of the female-on-female assaults): 8
Victim and Subject were drunk at a bar in Dec. 2004. Subject grabbed Victims p---s while in the bathroom and kissed him.23
[Female] subject grabbed [female] Victim as she was returning from shower, threw her on the bed and fondled her.24
Victim reported being pulled from his rack by Subject #1 and #2 and taken to the shower, stripped naked with his feet bound. Subject #1 (naked) waved his genitals in the Victimss face and told Victim to sk on it.25 Many discharges of homosexuals from the military are for sexual assaultnot because of arbitrary discrimination. Advocates of open homosexuality in the military often lament the fact that several thousand members of the military have been discharged under the 1993 since its enactment. However, what they fail to note is that many of those discharges are actually for sexual assaults.
Below are examples:
After a night of heavy drinking with the Subject, Victim awoke believing he had been sodomized by Subject while he slept. Subject admitted he had performed oral and al sex on sleeping victim. Article 32 Investigating Officer recommended against referral. Subject was administratively separated for homosexual conduct with an Honorable Discharge.26
Victim, who was highly intoxicated, had fallen asleep at Subjects house when Victim awoke to being orally copulated. . . . Command advised Subject will received [sic] general discharge from USN for engaging in homosexual behavior.27
Victim was sleeping and awoke to find Subject orally copulating him without Victims consent. . . . Subject was awarded a General Discharge from the USN for Homosexual Acts.28
Victim was talking to Subject when Subject claimed the two had been messing around on a previous evening, while Victim was sleeping after consuming a large amount of alcohol. Subject admitted to Victim he had performed oral sex on him. . . . Per the SJA, an Administrative Separation Board recommended the Subject receive a General Discharge from the USN for homosexual behavior.29
“Don’t ask, don’t tell”
So the question needs to be asked, since it wasn’t in the article, “why would a homo want to be in the military?” Not all soldiers are”studly”, most, in fact, are quite average in build.
WRKO’s Tom Finneran supported repeal of DADT because he said Gays know there is a “time and a place for sex”. Well apparently Malden City Hall was the time and the place during working hours because they set up “Glory Holes” in the 1st floor Men’s Room and got a Five Star rating from a Gay Web-Site.
Let’s combine training for high levels of aggression with the propensity for unrestrained sexual activity with the presence of the object of that desire for sexual activity.
Sounds like a GREAT combination, if you’re a lib with no common sense.
Who is doing the assaulting really?
Every time I read the papers, it’s all about Homosexuals as ASSAULT VICTIMS.
It would be interesting to see some data regarding :
* How many percent of gay vs straight assaults were initiated by gays.
* How many percent of gay vs straight assaults were initiated by straights.
I’d like to see data for both CIVILIAN and MILITARY cases.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen changed it to Dont Report, Dont Act.
Disney covers up homosexual rape at their theme parks as well. Saw a book exposing the scandals. One case had the internal fire department raping a fireman and sodomizing him with a broom handle.
If anyone is violating common decency like men raping women or men raping men then send the people to Levenworth. It is not just men abusing men, men abusing women is another issue that our armed forces fails to recognize.
And if queer people are actually better at being linguists, then have them serve under the auspices of the State Department and just have them embedded with the military and then we could actually have both sides win-win since America is more culturally conservative than Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom. We could get people who could understand Arabic, Urdu or any other language that we need to understand to get the mission done.
They call it "rough trade" when they go cruising for straight guys and get knocked around.
Sexual harassment isn't labelled as such when it is homosexuals who are doing the harassing.
I would want a soldier to cover my a$$ not covet it.
I know that it is not the norm, but I’m glad I did my time.
I’m also glad I finished it off in ‘78, since I simply wouldn’t put up with this sh*t, even though my discharge would then probably have been less than honorable.
I know that it’s rhetorical, but does any civilian have any idea whatsoever of what the living conditions are like in the military?
They will get higher now.
Agreed. He should still be honored; too bad there isn’t a medal for his actions..what’s going on now is symbolic of it..think about it..Obama, Gates and Mullen are trying to gang rape the Military. Groups like the Human Rights Campaign, which hate our military, the media, and the rest of em are in line too.
maybe we should have brothels set up for the troops on base? The single ones that is.
(BTW, I expect that most FReepers know that Churchill signed his letters to Roosevelt as, "Former Naval Person"...)