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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 01, 2006 Women in the Military: Who’s Got Your Back?
QUOTE: An official Department of Defense report states that, “Thirty percent of female veterans in a recent survey reported rape or attempted rape during active duty. Thirty-seven percent of women who reported a rape or attempted rape had been raped more than once; fourteen percent of the victims reported having been gang raped”
off our backs Jun 17, 2006 AWOL soldier's reasons not easily dismissed
QUOTE: Spc. Suzanne Swift, AWOL from the Army, was placed under arrest on a federal warrant. The 21-year-old is now confined to Fort Lewis near Tacoma. Military officials are investigating her case, weighing her punishment...It would be easy to make light of her claims that she was sexually harassed, or argue -- as some cynics do -- that she is looking for a quick excuse to avoid more combat...Enlisted women are in a macho field where men vastly outnumber them. An atmosphere of collusion exists in military culture. Anyone who tattles on the group might be deemed disloyal and ostracized.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Mar 18, 2006 Sex Cases Rarely Go to Trial at Academy: Despite Evidence, Most Accused Midshipmen Expelled Instead
QUOTE: With striking regularity, sexual-assault charges at the U.S. Naval Academy are dismissed without trial and the suspects are instead expelled from school.... without having a criminal record.
Washington Post Apr 06, 2003 POWs Likely to Endure Sexual Assault
QUOTE: Sexual assault is a very real threat for American prisoners of war in the Iraqi conflict, but little is known about how the military prepares to deal with that trauma.
Women's eNews Mar 30, 2003 Sexual Assault Pervasive in Military, Experts Say
QUOTE: Sexual assault remains a pervasive problem for women in the military, including those currently deployed overseas. Experts say the military's hierarchy is ill-equipped and unprepared to deal fairly with rape complaints.
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