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Old 10-18-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Post Dated 11-16-2009, 07:50 PM
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but I came across this page from a crazy 'Christian' web site. It implies...
For those who complained/commented etc on the age of a thread. There are a variety of valid reasons why old threads get dug up...

But I think the basic topic has been discussed enough, so I will close this thread.


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Old 01-18-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Powdersville
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Default Rape in the Military

This story aired tonight on the NBC Evening News
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams: News and videos from the evening broadcast- msnbc.com

The numbers are alarming to say the least. The documentary, "The Invisible War" , to be released at the Sundance Film Festival is sure to get a great deal of attention.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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Interesting post, because today I got this huge bunch of information about "Military Sexual Trauma". That must be why.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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NPR said that estimates based on the usual under-reporting of sexual assaults indicates that there were 19,000 of them in the military in the last year.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I just read a review of the film "The Invisible War." Unbelievable.
Sundance: 'The Invisible War' sheds light on rape in the military - latimes.com
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It's a concern shared by retired U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright, who quit her State Department job in protest of the 2003 Iraq invasion and now champions the cause of MST victims. She claims that many American female soldiers in war zones fear the portable latrines, which historically are recognized as rape traps.

"Women are supposed to go to the latrines only with a buddy, as so many rapes have occurred near the porta-potties," she says. "That's why many women carry knives in Iraq and Afghanistan for protection."

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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Carry knives from protection from their own allies. Niiiiiiice.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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What can you expect from people who are paid to kill all those people in the middle east?
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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What can you expect from people who are paid to kill all those people in the middle east?
Most of those people in the middle east want to kill us too ... we are the infidels.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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NPR said that estimates based on the usual under-reporting of sexual assaults indicates that there were 19,000 of them in the military in the last year.
I'd be VERY careful about extrapolating any "usual" under-reporting from any broad population to a specific population like a military unit.

Not saying it would be more or less....just that I wouldn't trust that methodology whatsoever.
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