10,000 military men got raped last year.
I call shenanigans.
posted on 09/11/2012 3:14:44 PM PDT
(Businessmen are more trustworthy than professors, politicians and preachers.)
it's an ugly secret, kept hidden by layers of personal shame and official denial. Last year nearly 50,000 male veterans screened positive for "military sexual trauma" at the Department of Veterans Affairs, up from just over 30,000 in 2003. For the victims, the experience is a special kind of hella soldier can't just quit his job to get away from his abusers. But now, as the Pentagon has begun to acknowledge the rampant problem of sexual violence for both genders, men are coming forward in unprecedented numbers, telling their stories and hoping that speaking up will help them, and others, put their lives back together. "We don't like to think that our men can be victims," says Kathleen Chard, chief of the posttraumatic-stress unit at the Cincinnati VA. "We don't want to think that it could happen to us. If a man standing in front of me who is my size, my skill level, who has been rapedwhat does that mean about me? I can be raped, too." http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/04/03/male-rape-in-the-military-being-confronted.html -------------------------------------------- I was wrong. It was 50,000. :(
There are so many articles on this male on male rape wave, please research it so you can be a heads up in life. It’s harming a lot of American young men and most don’t report it happening for fear of rejection and shame.
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