Friday, December 05, 2014

More fall out from gays in the military: 3850 men report being sexually assaulted

I've made no bones about it: I'm opposed to gays in the military.

The vast majority of those who support that idiocy have never served and will never serve no matter how loudly they demanded it (See hypocrite Rep. Jim "Molehill" Moeller, who whined and sniveled about it like a cut cat, but who never did serve, had no interest in serving and, like most of his ilk, made no effort to enlist and will have no family members or relatives who will ever serve this country.)

The result?  They won't have to put up with the fall out.  They won't have to live (Or die) as a result of the outcomes.

And they won't be sexually assaulted. 3850 men were.  A brigade and a half or so of troops, sexually assaulted by other men.

Well done to all of you who don't give a damn about the men and women serving this country today.


Pentagon: Sexual assault claims drop among military women

The Pentagon. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

- The Washington Times - Updated: 9:49 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014
Sexual assaults in the military are down and victims are more likely to report the crime, according to the latest numbers released Thursday that advocates say show recent changes are beginning to make a dent in what had become a crisis for the Pentagon.
Figures released by the Rand Corp., an independent government-supported research center, estimated that 20,000 men and women in the military’s 1.3 million active force said they were the victims last year of sexual assault — a catchall term that encompasses unwanted sexual contact, or attempts, up to and including rape. Both men and women reported fewer assaults, Rand said.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who has made stamping out sex crimes a top priority, declared at a press briefing that the military has seen “measurable progress” but “we still have a long way to go.”

While overall reporting increased, it remained low among men, only 10 percent of whom reported the crime, suggesting “we have a long way to go in fighting the cultural stigmas that discourage reporting among men,” Mr. Hagel said.

Rand reported one surprise. Its survey’s intrusive questioning found that there were “more penetrative assaults than previously thought.” Nearly half of women (4,214) who said they were assaulted, and one-third of men (3,850), were victims of “penetrative” attacks, the report said.

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