Skip to comments.In Debate Over Military Sexual Assault, Men Are Overlooked Victims
Posted on 06/24/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
...the majority of service members who are sexually assaulted each year are men.
In its latest report on sexual assault, the Pentagon estimated that 26,000 service members experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012, up from 19,000 in 2010. Of those cases, the Pentagon says, 53 percent involved attacks on men, mostly by other men.
In interviews, nearly a dozen current and former service members who said they were sexually assaulted in the military described fearing that they would be punished, ignored or ridiculed if they reported the attacks. Most said that before 2011, when the ban on openly gay service members was repealed, they believed they would have been discharged if they admitted having sexual contact even unwanted contact with other men.
Back in 1969, you didnt dare say a word, said Gregory Helle,... Homophobia was big back then.
Thomas F. Drapac says he was raped on three occasions by higher-ranking enlisted sailors in Norfolk in 1966. He said he had been drinking each time and feared that if he told prosecutors they would assume it was consensual sex.
Rick Lawson said that while he was in the Army National Guard in Washington in 2003 and 2004, he was repeatedly sexually bullied by a group of soldiers, including a sergeant who rubbed his groin into Mr. Lawsons buttocks and jumped into his bunk and pretended to cuddle with him.
A lot of people say this problem exists because we are allowing women into the military or because of the repeal of dont ask, dont tell, he said, referring to the ban on openly gay service members. But that is absurd. The people who perpetrated these crimes on me identify as heterosexual males.
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Obama’s homosexual experiment.
Might have left out a sarc tag in comment #1...
Why is the NYT admitting this?
BOHICA. No longer a humorous military term. Now a mandate.
Is anyone else sick of the lefties’ obsession with all things sex in the military?
Never any mention of planes, tanks, carriers, munitions, etc...just the hanky panky.
Based on their coverage the only conclusion is that they view the military as some porn film brought to life.
No way would I recommend a young man enter the military.
1. We have a crazed Muslim Marxist for President.
2. he is arming and Training Al Qaeda.
3. we are fighting a war under rules that do not allow us to win.
4. The President hates the Military
5. When in a Foxhole you need a man next to you, not a queer or an woman.
6. If you are injured Obama will furlough your nurse, and blame it on sequestration. 7.this list is just a start.
The reason that homosexual acts were an offense punishable by death in the Royal Navy was to protect young sailors, some as young as 8 or 9 years old from sexual assault by petty officers, warrant officers, and commissioned officers. Some ships captains were notorious sexual predators.
The legal word --- the one on the books --- is "sodomize." In the PC world, you´re considered a hater and a bigot if you use that word or any of its cognates, like "sodomy" and "sodomite".
I expect the NYT to correct this slip and use more respectful language in the future. Expect to see more references to "the Surprise Sexual Contact Community". "Spontaneous Spouse Syndrome". And of course "Love = Love" .
Ahhhh....maybe the rapists “identified as heterosexual” because they would have been kicked out otherwise.
I thought the Royal Navy was supposed to be all about "rum, sodomy, and the lash".
We lost Dad 2 years ago to dementia. He would not believe how this nation has collapsed seemingly overnight.
Concerning the queer military, I have always said ,”one is not qualified to discuss the subject until you have kicked a queer in the mouth at 2:00 am”.
I was honorably discharged from the USN in 1990. If I were serving now , new rules or not , I would be compelled to react the same way again. That particular mental illness is just not part of the program.
It was Rum, Buggery, and the Lash. But, the Buggery part was frowned upon and punished severely when discovered.
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