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Old 01-25-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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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."

Fallen Angel | News Lead | Cleveland Scene

female soldiers are not the only ones that can be raped, male soldiers have also been raped in the military.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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What can you expect from people who are paid to kill all those people in the middle east?
It's not that so much as it is the fact that the military has been lowering its standards for enlistment until recently. When Iraq was going badly while the US economy was booming, nobody wanted to join up. They were letting in felons and idiots.

This might be a poor comparison to make but I rarely hear of female police officers working under the same conditions as female soldiers. Funny enough, it is A LOT harder to enter the police force than it is to join the military. They don't let in any old idiot (although some do slip through unfortunately), they do background investigations and dig up a lot of crap. Even more so in things like the FBI.

The military needs to stop being a jobs program for certain elements of society.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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Violence against women in the military is pretty rare when compared to civilian life. The myth that it is an out of control problem fits the media template and something that gets headlines. There is a huge problem with women sleeping around to gain promotion or favorable assignments.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Angry Air Force Sex Scandal at Lackland AFB

The sex scandal at Lackland AFB started out last summer, but now has mushroomed and has gone from local (San Antonio) news to national (CNN) news. So far 31 victims, 12 instructors, and 1 Squadron Commander has been relieved of command. The AF is sending a female Two Star General to further investigate. Also, the investigation is spreading from Lackland to other technical training bases.

Instructors' power at issue in Lackland scandal - San Antonio Express-News

31 victims identified in widening Air Force sex scandal – In America - CNN.com Blogs
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Delaware County, PA
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OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH snap, 9 of the instructors were from the same TRS I was in! I don't know any of those TI's simply because I had gone through that training squadron in 2001.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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It doesn't surprise me one bit. The stories I could tell of my oldest daughter while in Army AIT! It's such a shame - most of the instructors that tried to coerce her into relationships were married.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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Power does many things to people. I am not shocked either.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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I am not surprised. It makes me sad. I wonder if other countries with males and females in uniform have the same problems...
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I am not surprised. It makes me sad. I wonder if other countries with males and females in uniform have the same problems...
It happens everywhere, with military and non-military... In the U.S., 18.3% of women over 18 reported being sexual assaulted in their lifetime: Rape more common than smoking in the US

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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U.S. Air Force staff sergeant gets 20 years for rape, sex assault
By Jim Forsyth
SAN ANTONIO | Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:45pm EDT
(Reuters) - A drill instructor accused of raping and sexually assaulting 10 female trainees at Lackland Air Force Base was sentenced on Saturday to 20 years in prison, the stiffest jail term handed down yet in the biggest sex scandal to hit the U.S. military since the 1990s.

ENTIRE ARTICLE: U.S. Air Force staff sergeant gets 20 years for rape, sex assault | Reuters

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