Originally posted by SuperViking
Calihan= Smoking hot avatar.
Anyway, these stats are about equal to regular US society stats. What is the story again?
Of course women are going to get raped. These men are stuck over there for months, or years at a time with no contact with women.. if one comes in site, you better believe they are going to rape her.
To be brutally honest, sorry, it does come fom being horney.
I don't know, I do believe rapes occur, absolutely. But the bit about women not drinking and dying of dehydration sounds too odd. Maybe those women had mental health issues or something that caused the behavior.
I simply cannot believe they were incapable of finding other female soldiers, or sympathetic male soldiers that would walk with them to the bathrooms at night.
Plus sheesh they could have peed in a cup if it came down to it. Surely they knew that lack of water would kill them far faster than anything else.
It's clearly not a real news item.
Spurred by the rising number of women speaking out, Air Force Secretary John Roche made a rare visit to the school last week to address 2,000 cadets, warning that he would "not tolerate" rapists or a culture that accepted sexual harassment at the academy. "There are now many questions about the character of all Air Force Academy cadets and recent graduates due to reported sexual assaults — clearly criminal acts — by a dangerous minority."
Nearly 12 percent of the women who graduated from the United States Air Force Academy this year were the victims of rape or attempted rape in their four years at the academy in Colorado Springs, with the vast majority never reporting the incidents to the authorities, according to a survey by the inspector general of the Defense Department.
Originally posted by kattraxx
reply to post by calihan123
From the Dept. of Justice... and if you're inclined to search, any and every reliable source of information of the subject will say the same.
Despite the prevalence of sexual assault in the United States, a number of misconceptions surround this crime and its victims. Some of the most common myths include:
1. Rape is a crime of passion.
The notion that the rapist is controlled by overwhelming lust is far removed from the reality. Psychologists have found that the motivation behind sexual assault is most often the need to dominate and control, rather than the inability to control sexual urges. Rape is primarily an act of power and aggression....
There is nothing sexual about rape. It is about power. Period. And for the record, men are responsible for their behavior-- not women.
I hate to be so crass, bass and lude, but what about these young girls that go out to clubs and bars every weekend dressed in nothing but a bra and knickers (or what looks like said brasserie)? Do you think that 'putting it all on display' says to a mans psyche "behave"? Do you really think that having everything available like that encourages men to act more appropriately?
If I get wounded, is sugar-pants going to have the upper body strength to haul my ass and weapon to safety? If I'm holding the rear, and she has to pull herself and gear up a rope, will she have the upper body strength to get it on over the wall so I can start climbing?
The very presence of females in a combat zone not only complicate operations, but compound a number of potential trouble areas.
My attitude is SO not disgusting. I am a woman. I know FIRST HAND what some men are capable of, and how they can act. Im pretty positive you have never experienced a man trying to rape you. Correct?
Originally posted by -zeropoint-
The Bush administration is evil indeed, how can they betray the Americans like this? I am truly sad, it's sickening at best. Please, some force needs to quickly remove the Bush administration, this is very terrible, these female patriotic solders who give their loyalty only to be betrayed, belittled, and abused.
Originally posted by dampnickers
I hate to be so crass, bass and lude, but what about these young girls that go out to clubs and bars every weekend dressed in nothing but a bra and knickers (or what looks like said brasserie)?