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Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by sadchild01
How many countries don't report? Or underreport? Stats are worth only what you think they're worth. As long as they support your agenda, they're worthwhile, if they don't, they get ignored.
Any number of rapes is too many. No one disagrees with that. But to use it as a tool to drive an agenda is reprehensible...
Originally posted by PlayeR87
Some posters saying not to label all soldiers as rapists because of the actions of a few are the same people that label all priests as child rapists because of the actions of a few
Originally posted by rainfall
Originally posted by Barak89
reply to post by rainfall
So If I joined a barbaric testosterone driven death machine then i am one myself. idk who you think you are but you and your threads on these things are absurd. don't speak of things you know nothing about.
The reason I post these kinds of threads is just to help wake up the pro-military group.......
The U.S. government is a bigger threat to the American people than any counrty in the world...
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
Nope one rape is too many, and insinuating that is typical for most poor responses here. Lets see.........You have 2 oranges, 1 have 10, 1 of your oranges goes bad, 50% of your oranges are bad, I have 10, 2 go bad, so I have 20%? of my oranges go bad.........half of yours are bad, yet only 20% of mine are, even though twice as many are bad.......does that help a little. Just keep help pushing the OP's anti american agenda, you sure look good doing it. As for not accepting the fact that many rapes are unreported/under reported elsewhere, maybe reading a few rape statistic web sites would help you get over that, or are the people who's statistics you are using not credible either as they all say the same thing?
Report: Universities try to cover up rapes Posted 12/3/2009 2:23 PM |
A Washington-based investigative journalism organization said in a report issued Tuesday that it found a "culture of secrecy" surrounding sexual assault cases on university campuses across the U.S. The report by the Center for Public Integrity showed that nearly half of the 33 female students it interviewed in the past year about being raped were unsuccessful in pursuing criminal charges. That left the campus judiciary system as their only recourse. But victims who take that route "face proceedings that are shrouded in secrecy, where they encounter mysterious disciplinary proceedings, where they themselves are shut out of the hearing process," Kristen Lombardi, lead reporter on the nine-month investigation, said during a news conference broadcast Tuesday. Nearly a third of the 33 victims said school administrators discouraged them from pursuing complaints, and about a dozen experienced confidentiality requirements "sometimes followed by threats of punishment if they were to disclose any information about the case," Lombardi said. The 33 students interviewed for the study represent only a fraction of the sexual assault cases at campuses nationwide. The U.S. Department of Education's office of post-secondary education said there were 2,532 forcible sex offenses in campuses in 2007. A 2005 study by the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Justice Department, found that one in five women on a college campus will be the victim of rape or attempted rape by the time she graduates.
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
reply to post by sadchild01
Well, good luck in life...........I guess you can't see the conflict in your own post last time, so I guess you can go on and pass your propoganda off as truth to others, you're in good company with others here on this thread. Have a nice day.
Rape in the U.S. military
How a fraternal culture and a habit of blaming the victim leave sexual violence unexamined and unpunished. *
Anne K. Ream's recent Op-Ed sheds much needed light on how the U.S. military continues to trivialize rape and sexual assault committed by members of the armed forces. Writing about whether a man who is convicted of rape in a civilian court should still be entitled to a traditional military funeral, Ream points out that although barring full honor burials in such a situation is largely a symbolic act, "the military policy of allowing honors burials for veterans convicted of rape sends a chilling message to victims: Even the most heinous sexual violence does not trump prior military service."
Originally posted by Hack28
I think it is offensive to wrap all service people into a "they" statement when dealing with one sick individual.
Lets try and keep some perspective on this, this is horrible, as horrible as any form of rape. It does not condemn a country, society, or military.
I know you wont say say it but you hinted at it,do muslims rape more than america does?
It seems that in america there seen as sex objects too
ok but their are a lot of weirdos in the military..
I just think they don't do enough to expose it and like everything else military related.....they abuse their power and try to cover it up....
I served 6 years and never saw nor heard of one rape. I guessing that counts for naught. I must respectfully ask you to quit saying I condone rape. Not agreeing with your "facts", doesn't mean I condone anything, in fact I believe I said one rape was too many. You can disagree with me all you want.......but the insults are getting old.
You can disagree with me all you want
OJ won his case too........your agenda is showing as well my friend. You don't acknowledge what the sources for your own numbers say, you use insults instead of facts (not surprising really). Again, I must respectfully ask you to knock off the condoning rape comments. I haven't resorted to name calling or personal attacks, and don't intend to.......so please respond, if you choose to in an adult manner.
.your agenda is showing as well my friend.
VFP National will assist local chapters and other organizations in a nationwide effort to warn women, our daughters, sister, aunts, mothers and nieces of the known risk of rape in the military. A Veterans Administrative Study financed by the US Army Medical Corps reported that 1 in 3 women in the military were raped. Read the details of the study on VFP's website link (Important: Read Erratum for specific statistic) to the MRAW and the list of other resources, studies, and reports on the problem. To insure that your efforts during the campaign are credible and successful, please educate yourself and your chapter's members. 1 in 3 women are raped in the military
Rep. Jane Harman, D-California, spoke before a House panel investigating the way the military handles reports of sexual assault. She said she recently visited a Veterans Affairs hospital in the Los Angeles area, where women told her horror stories of being raped in the military. "My jaw dropped when the doctors told me that 41 percent of the female veterans seen there say they were victims of sexual assault while serving in the military," said Harman, who has long sought better protection of women in the military. "Twenty-nine percent say they were raped during their military service. They spoke of their continued terror, feelings of helplessness and downward spirals many of their lives have taken since. "We have an epidemic here," she said. "Women serving in the U.S. military today are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq."